Putting some reality into ecoAviation: steps *backwards*

By Scott Hamilton Analysis Jan. 25, 2022, © Leeham News: The airline industry makes a splash about setting goals to become carbon neutral by a date certain. It also set a goal to reduce CO2 emissions in absolute… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 3. Low hanging fruit.

January 21, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Whatever is done in terms of new Sustainable technology for the aircraft, will have a limited influence on the amount of Greenhouse gases that Air Transport emits before 2050. We will only get… Read More

Reducing one’s carbon footprint through flying choices

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Jan. 20, 2022, © Leeham News: Discussions about reducing commercial aviation’s carbon emissions have become more prominent over the last few years. Many projects claim that electric(-hybrid) and hydrogen aircraft will be… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 1. A deeper look.

January 7, 2021, ©. Leeham News: We finished a 34 article series before Christmas about the enormous work involved to get a new aircraft certified for passenger transport. It was a background article series to the one we… Read More

IATA AGM: Airplanes, engines SAF capable coming; feedstock lags by years

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Oct. 4, 2021, © Leeham News: Engine and airframe makers are well on their way to becoming fully capable of using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). But the industries providing SAF are way… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of hydrogen. Part 32. Wrap-up: Going forward

April 9, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Last week we made a summary of the history of initiatives for sustainable aviation, now we look at the likely developments over the next 10 years. What is the likely development for… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of Hydrogen. Part 15. Hydrogen cost

November 13, 2020, ©. Leeham News: In our series on hydrogen as an energy store for airliners, we now look at the cost of hydrogen. The current cost-efficient production is predominantly by reforming natural gas, meaning it’s a… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of Hydrogen. Part 14. Supply of Hydrogen

November 6, 2020, ©. Leeham News: In our series on Hydrogen as an energy store for airliners we now look at how to create a supply industry for hydrogen. The problem of a sizable and competitive hydrogen supply… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of Hydrogen. Part 13. The supply of Hydrogen

October 30, 2020, ©. Leeham News: In our series on Hydrogen as an energy store for airliners we now address the problem of liquid hydrogen supply for air transport. Before we go into the ecosystem and its costs,… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 15. Carbon-neutral fuels.

March 27, 2020, ©. Leeham News: In this week’s Corner, we analyze the use of carbon-neutral fuels for airliner use. Almost all variants of carbon-neutral fuels have the “drop-in” advantage, they can replace our regular jet fuel in… Read More