Jens Flottau


Jens Flottau is Managing Editor, Commercial Aviation, for ATW's sister publication, Aviation Week & Space Technology.

Rendering of A320neo in Qatar Airways’ livery
Qatar’s Al Baker cancels orders for two more A320neos 
The ongoing dispute between Qatar Airways and Airbus regarding outstanding deliveries of A320neos and A350s is entering the next round, after Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker said he canceled orders for two more A320neos.
Emirates Airline crashes on landing at Dubai airport
All onboard escape Emirates 777 fire 
Emirates Airline suffered its first-ever hull loss accident on Aug. 3 when a Boeing 777-300 crash-landed at Dubai’s International Airport and burst into flames.
Emirates 777 destroyed by fire; 1 firefighter killed 
An Emirates Airline Boeing 777-300 crash-landed at Dubai International Airport Aug. 3 and was destroyed by fire. None of the 282 passengers and 18 crew was injured, the airline said. However, the Dubai government said one firefighter was killed.
Rendering of CS100 and CS300
Bombardier increases CSeries range from restricted airports 
Bombardier said it has managed to increase range of both the CS100 and CS300 from restricted airports.
A380 flyover at the Farnborough Airshow
Airbus to cut A380 production rate in 2018 
Airbus will more than halve production of the A380 as the manufacturer continues to struggle to secure additional sales for its largest aircraft.
Hong Kong lessor & investor sign for 60 Chinese COMAC ARJ21s 
Hong Kong lessor China Aircraft Leasing Corp. (CALC) and Hong Kong aviation investor Friedmann Pacific Investment (FPI) signed a preliminary order with Chinese manufacturer COMAC for 60 ARJ21-700 regional jets.
Airbus sees A350 stretch decision by end of year 
Airbus plans to make a decision before the end the year whether or not to launch a further stretch of the Airbus A350 XWB.
Survey: Airlines want a middle-market aircraft 
Airlines are eager to see a new middle-of-the-market aircraft developed, according to a new survey.
Podcast: Strong Words Beneath The Surface At The IATA AGM
At this year’s IATA annual general meeting in Dublin, the Middle East carriers once again dominated the news. While the CEOs of Delta and Emirates refused to engage in a public spat over open dkies, Qatar Airways was considerably less restrained. Aircraft tracking was also high on the agenda, but no consensus was reached on how to resolve the issue. Listen in as our editors discuss all this and the latest on Qatar Airways refusing its first A320neo.
Finnair wants local ownership limitations removed 
Finnair president and CEO Pekka Vauramo continues to lobby for ownership restrictions to be removed so that his company can participate in European airline consolidation.
Leahy expects stable oil prices; calls current levels ‘good for everyone’  2
Airbus COO-customers John Leahy says an oil price of around $50-$60 is likely here to stay for a number of years, a level he believes would be “good for everyone” in the industry.
Leahy urges quick resolution of Iran banking issues 
Airbus COO-customers John Leahy has warned that delays in setting up a secure system of money transfer into and out of Iran could jeopardize orders from the country.
Airbus’ Leahy: Boeing ‘Mad MAX’ concept of no concern 
Airbus COO, customers, John Leahy is not concerned about considerations that Boeing reportedly is giving to stretch the 737 MAX further using higher-thrust CFM International LEAP-1A engines that have been developed for the Airbus A320neo.
Family members of EgyptAir A320 passengers are transported by bus
EgyptAir Airbus A320 lost from radar over Mediterranean Sea 
An Egyptair Airbus A320 has disappeared early on May 19, near the end of a scheduled flight from Paris to Cairo.
Airbus’ Leahy flaunts A321neo success over MAX 9 
Airbus chief salesman John Leahy does not expect Boeing to react quickly with a new product to counter the Airbus A321neo, but sees a need for his competitor to act.
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Oct 24, 2016

Will there be cake?

Every time the London Heathrow runway decision is deferred, Amsterdam Schiphol sends a cake. The question is will there be cake on Oct. 25?...More
Oct 24, 2016

President Obama is wrong on airline competition; did he also plagiarize Tony Tyler?

US President Barack Obama has weighed in on airline travel and borrowed a line from former IATA director general Tony Tyler that completely upends Tyler’s famous mantra that airlines are a “force for good”....More
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