Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 30. Lilium Jet VTOL.

July 28, 2022, ©. Leeham News: This week, we analyze the Lilium Jet VTOL. It’s a vectored thrust design, but it’s different enough in its characteristics from the vectored thrust VTOLs we looked at in Part 28 (Joby… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 29. Lift + Cruise VTOLs.

July 22, 2022, ©. Leeham News: We analyzed vectored thrust VTOLs last week, like Joby Aviation’s Joby S4. Now we look at VTOLs that separate vertical and forward flight thrust generation into two different systems. Typical exponents are… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 27. Multicopters.

July 8, 2022, ©. Leeham News: We will start the analysis of the market’s most prominent VTOL variants by looking at the simplest version, multicopters. When we analyze the multicopters, we can go through some fundamentals of how… Read More

Boeing invests $450m in Wisk Aero air taxi venture

By Bjorn Fehrm January 25, 2022, ©. Leeham News: Boeing and Wisk Aero yesterday had a media briefing on why Boeing is extending its investment in Wisk Aero with a further $450m. The main technology is not the… Read More