Jens Flottau


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

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 4
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.
As Air France strike continues, other conflicts re-emerge 
With negotiations continuing at Air France to end what is now an 11-day pilot strike, labor conflicts at several other European airlines appear to be getting worse.
Lufthansa A320
Lufthansa reaches key deal with flight attendants 
Lufthansa has made significant progress in achieving labor deals for lower cost operations on long-haul routes after reaching an agreement with UFO, the union representing flight attendants, on how a fleet of Airbus A340s can be used on low-yield routes.
Lufthansa 747-8I
Lufthansa to release new pilot retirement plan Monday 
Lufthansa is expected to release a new pilot retirement plan Monday, the carrier’s latest effort to convince its flight crews that proposed reforms to the early retirement system are not worth the going on strike over.
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