Jens Flottau


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

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.
Aer Lingus A320
Aer Lingus eyes accelerated growth 
Despite strong competition from Ryanair, Aer Lingus has hardly been a failing airline. It has registered decent profits using a niche strategy.
Lufthansa, not Qatar, to be Airbus A320neo launch operator  1
Airbus is making a last-minute swap and now plans to deliver the first Airbus A320neo to Lufthansa, not to Qatar Airways.
Dubai Airports looks for new ways to increase capacity at DXB 
Dubai Airports is looking at new technology inside the terminals and airside measures to further increase capacity at Dubai International Airport (DXB).
Flydubai Boeing 737-800
Dubai Air Show: Flydubai to keep all-economy sub-fleet 
Low-cost carrier Flydubai plans to keep a small sub-fleet of all-economy aircraft even though its move into offering business class is considered a success, according to CEO Gaith Al Gaith.
Emirates A380
Dubai Air Show: Leahy suggests 2023 in-service date for A380neo 
Airbus will eventually build a re-engined, more efficient neo version of the A380, COO customers John Leahy believes, and entry-into-service could be around 2023.
Emirates 777-300ER
Emirates starts security review in light of Metrojet crash 
Emirates has started a review of security measures at airports throughout the Middle East, Western Asia and Africa as a consequence of the Oct. 31 crash of a Metrojet Airbus A321 in Egypt.
Rendering of 737 MAX 8
Dubai Air Show: Jet Airways discloses large Boeing 737 MAX order 
India’s Jet Airways has placed an order for 75 Boeing 737 MAX 8s. The order was previously booked by Boeing in the backlog as coming from an undisclosed customer, but was officially revealed at the Dubai Air Show Monday.
A350 XWB flies over an Emirates aircraft on display at the Dubai Air Show
Dubai Air Show: Emirates weighs A350 vs 787  5
Emirates wants more airline operational data for the Airbus A350 before making a decision about an order for the type, or for more Boeing 787s, the airline's President Tim Clark said at the Dubai Air Show.
Kogalymavia's Metrojet A321 stock photo
Metrojet crash over Sinai is third Airbus A321-200 hull loss 
The Oct. 31 crash of Metrojet flight 9268, now confirmed by Airbus, was only the third hull loss of an Airbus A321-200 and the worst accident so far involving the type.
Aegean Airlines A321
Greek debt crisis restrains Aegean in the midst of expansion 
Aegean Airlines is trying to reassure customers that it is operating its flight schedule normally in the wake of bank closures, capital controls and uncertainty over Greece’s future in the eurozone.
British Airways and Iberia aircraft
IAG’s British Airways, Iberia leave AEA in clash over Gulf carriers 
In the worst clash so far among European airlines over how to deal with the Persian Gulf carriers, Iberia and British Airways (BA) left industry lobby group Association of European Airlines (AEA) at the end of March.
Rescue teams arrive near the site of the Germanwings A320 crash
Investigators reach Germanwings crash scene in French Alps 
French investigators reached the scene of the Germanwings Airbus A320 accident late in the afternoon local time and have recovered one of the aircraft’s two recorders, although whether it was the flight data recorder or the cockpit voice recorder was not announced.
French President Francois Hollande accompanies Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen
French President: Germanwings A320 crashed, survivors unlikely 
[UPDATED] French President Francois Hollande has confirmed the crash of a Germanwings Airbus A320 and said there are unlikely to be any survivors.
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