Pontifications: Biofuels, hydrogen, batteries are nice but far in the future. Solution exists now.

Oct. 11, 2021, © Leeham News: EcoAviation was the Number One topic at the Oct. 3-5 IATA AGM in Boston. IATA, the International Air Transport Assn., set a number of lofty goals to remove carbon emissions from commercial… Read More

De-carbonisation of air transport is ON

By Bjorn Fehrm July 20, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week was a game-changing week for air transport. Three events synchronized to trigger it. EU presented 13 policies to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 with concrete… Read More

Uneven financial challenges among OEMs

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   May 3, 2021, © Leeham News: The three largest commercial aircraft OEMs and their largest suppliers continue to report impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic in their 2020 financial results. The pandemic and… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of hydrogen. Part 31. Wrap-up: Where we stand

April 2, 2021, ©. Leeham News: It’s time to wrap up our series on the hydrogen airliner alternative for Sustainable Commercial Aviation. We review the status for sustainable aviation as of today, then look at the future next… Read More

The A350, Part 9: The A350-1000 versus 777-300ER

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   March 11, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week, we started analyzing the Airbus A350-1000 and compared it with the Boeing 777-300ER. We now fly the airplanes on a demanding route, close to… Read More

The A350, Part 1: Intro and A350-800

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction Dec. 17, 2020, © Leeham News: After running a series on the Dreamliner, LNA will now start a series on Airbus’ latest-generation twin-aisle aircraft, the A350. Airbus should deliver its 400th A350… Read More

The engine manufacturers worst hit by the pandemic

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   September 28, 2020, © Leeham News: The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic is shaking the air travel and airliner manufacturing industries like no crisis before. More than 9/11, the oil crisis of 1973 or… Read More

Pontifications: bleak near- to mid-term future for Rolls-Royce engine unit

June 15, 2020, © Leeham News: The jet engine division of Rolls-Royce faces an uncertain future because of its own problems, exacerbated by the impact of COVID-19 on commercial airlines. Beset by problems with its Trent 1000, Boeing… Read More

“We’re sick and tired of new technologies:” Avolon CEO

Subscription Required Introduction By Scott Hamilton March 16, 2020, © Leeham News: “I can tell you from our perspective, we’re kind of sick and tired of new, new technology. It’s not proven to be the home run.” This… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 11. More electric aircraft.

February 28, 2020, ©. Leeham News: We now look at technology developments that make sense, and can deliver real improvements in the near future. We start in this Corner with what more electric aircraft and engines can bring.