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Insight: Why We Won’t See All-New Airplane Programs in Near Term

We will not be seeing any “all-new” commercial aircraft designs in the 2020s, with the possible exception of the regional market. The reason is technological change, higher risks, and a low return on investment should new technologies obsolete existing technologies before 2040. Propulsion technology is changing radically, and that change will move its way up from trainers to commercial aircraft. The question is when, and with what impact economically?


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H55 Switzerland and Pratt & Whitney Canada collaborate

H55 Switzerland, a spin-off from the Solar Impulse project, has been involved in four different electric aircraft programs over the last 18 years. The company will now collaborate with Pratt & Whitney Canada, Collins Aerospace and DeHavilland Canada on the...

Boeing is the greenest OEM

"Green" is the new thing in aviation - sustainable aviation is the new mantra. The airline industry wants to be carbon neutral by 2030 or 2050, depending on China.  The goal to move toward a cleaner environment is admirable and appropriate.  Clean air is like clean...

Rolls-Royce bids for Embraer turboprop

Rolls-Royce has confirmed that it has submitted a proposal to Embraer to power the new 70-90 seater turboprop that the Brazilian plans to launch later this year or in early 2023. During an Investor Day presentation, President of Civil Aerospace, Chris Cholerton, said...