Jens Flottau


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

Lufthansa A320neo
Spohr: Lufthansa to reduce capacity expansion in 2018 
Lufthansa is forced to slow down its 2018 capacity expansion, as the airline struggles to find additional aircraft and discovers the build-up of low-fare unit Eurowings is taking longer than expected.
Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr
Lufthansa extends contract for CEO Carsten Spohr
Lufthansa’s supervisory board has extended the contract of the group’s CEO Carsten Spohr by five years, assuring continuity at Europe’s largest airline.
Lufthansa A350 XWB
Lufthansa mulls additional A350 orders 
Lufthansa is considering a follow-up order for more Airbus A350s now that the airline has seen the initial results of flying Airbus’ latest widebody.
IAG calls Airbus A380 sales price ‘unacceptable’ 
International Airlines Group (IAG) CEO Willie Walsh has said price proposals that Airbus has put forward for follow-on Airbus A380 orders are “not worth wasting two seconds on.”
A 2015 photo showing an Airbus A320 in airberlin and Etihad livery
Airberlin administrator seeks more than $1.25 billion in claims against Etihad 
Airberlin’s insolvency administrator Lucas Floether is nearing a decision on making claims in excess of €1 billion ($1.25 billion) against former shareholder Etihad Airways as he seeks to satisfy as many creditor demands as possible.
Air Astana Boeing 767-300
Air Astana, Cathay Pacific to codeshare
Kazakhstan flag carrier Air Astana and Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific are introducing codesharing services on parts of their networks from March 15.
Mapping Lufthansa’s rising fortunes 
Lufthansa’s fortunes have risen under a leader determined to bring about change.
Level Airbus A330-200
IAG nears Level fleet decision as LCC has strong start 
International Airlines Group (IAG) is reviewing the future fleet composition of its new long-haul LCC Level now that the airline has produced encouraging results in its first seven months of flying.
IAG reports strong 2017 results, plans to expand capacity in 2018 
Encouraged by much-improved results across all airline units and robust unit revenues, International Airlines Group (IAG) plans to expand capacity significantly in 2018, a move met with concerns by investors.
Boeing, Embraer navigate politically delicate combination plans 
Embraer CEO Paulo Cesar Silva expects his company and Boeing to find a set-up for the planned combination of the businesses “in the next weeks.”
Airbus may increase single-aisle & A350 production rates 
Airbus is in the middle of advanced studies to raise single-aisle production to 70 aircraft per month, and is also looking at increasing output of the A350.
Enders: Airbus expects PW1000G fix in April
Airbus CEO Tom Enders says he is reasonably confident that Pratt & Whitney can find a quick resolution for the latest technical glitch on its PW1100G engine powering the A320neo family, “likely halting Pratt-powered A320neo deliveries.”
Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines for A320neo aircraft 
Airbus decided to stop accepting additional Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines equipping its A320neo family aircraft, after a higher than normal number of inflight shutdowns and aborted takeoffs were reported on aircraft using the latest build-standard engines.
An Airbus A320neo powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines
EASA issues GTF-powered A320neo emergency airworthiness directive 
Airbus said it is “assessing the situation” after the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD) warning of a potential “dual engine” inflight shutdown on A320neo family aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) engines.
SINGAPORE: No formal Boeing proposal yet for Embraer combination 
Embraer has not yet received a proposal from Boeing for a possible combination of the manufacturers, Embraer Commercial Aviation president and CEO John Slattery said.
Blogs & Commentary
Mar 20, 2018

O’Leary’s winning hand with Lauda

Michael O’Leary must have played a lot of Risk as a boy. And he frequently won, judging by how he played his hand over LaudaMotion, a prize that was keenly sought by Lufthansa and British Airways owner IAG....More
Mar 9, 2018

The airline industry’s glass ceiling

Today is National Women’s Day. I’m not typically one of those who lauds achievements purely based on the gender of those who achieved, but a vexing question remains: why are there still so few women running airlines?...More
Mar 2, 2018

Delta CEO takes the high road

Delta Air Lines has withdrawn its discount offer for members of the US National Rifle Association (NRA) following the mass shooting in February at a Florida school that left 17 students and staff dead....More
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