Jens Flottau


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

Condor Boeing 767-300ER
Thomas Cook to replace Condor’s aging long-haul fleet
European leisure group Thomas Cook will decide on the renewal of its long-haul fleet before the end of the year.
Airbus A380
Airbus changes A350, A380 loan programs to comply with WTO rules
Airbus and its four home countries—France, Germany, Spain and the UK—have made changes to reimbursable launch investment loans that they believe will bring the aid in compliance with World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.
TAP Air Portugal A330neo completes first flight
The first Airbus A330-900 for launch operator TAP Air Portugal made its first flight May 15.
Airbus CFO Wilhelm to leave with CEO Enders in 2019
Airbus CFO Harald Wilhelm announced he will leave the company in early 2019 with CEO Tom Enders.
Lufthansa Airbus A380
Spohr: Lufthansa to focus growth on Munich, Zurich and Vienna 
Lufthansa plans to focus its future growth on its hub in Munich, Zurich and Vienna while pulling capacity off Frankfurt for now, CEO Carsten Spohr told the annual shareholder meeting on May 8.
Lufthansa Airbus A320neo
Lufthansa Group OKs orders for up to 16 aircraft for subsidiaries
Lufthansa Group’s supervisory board approved orders for up to 16 additional aircraft to be allocated among subsidiaries.
IAG reports strong 1Q as passenger revenues improve
International Airlines Group (IAG) posted a significantly higher operating profit in the first quarter and assured investors its full-year result will be better than last year despite rising fuel prices.
Norwegian Boeing 737 MAX
Norwegian rejects two IAG offers for full takeover
The board of Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) has rejected two offers for a full takeover by International Airlines Group (IAG) since the group made public its initial small investment.
One of TAP Portugal’s initial two A330neos rolled out of the Airbus paint shop
Airbus posts 31% net profit drop in 1Q; cuts A330/A330neo production
Airbus reported a €283 million ($349 million) net profit in the March quarter, down 31% from €409 million a year earlier.
Airbus A350-900 ULR
Airbus A350-900 ultra long-range aircraft makes maiden flight 
The Airbus A350-900 ULR (ultra long-range) made its first flight on April 23, starting a short flight test program ahead of its first delivery in the second half of 2018.
Eurowings Airbus A330-200
Eurowings begins long-haul flights from Munich 
Lufthansa LCC subsidiary Eurowings has introduced its first long-haul service from Munich as part of plans to double capacity from the German base in 2018.
Norwegian Boeing 787-9
IAG acquires 4.61% stake in Norwegian in ‘attractive investment’ 
International Airlines Group (IAG) acquired a 4.61% stake in LCC Norwegian, a move that could see it take full control later. IAG said in a statement it considered Norwegian to be an “attractive investment.”
Airbus focuses on A320neo family deliveries; defers upgrade decisions 
Airbus—which has been considering upgrades to the A320neo family—is shelving a decision on upgrades in favor of focusing on deliveries as the manufacturer continues to face tough challenges in ramping up production and with the in-service fleet.
Hi Fly takes A330-900 from Air Lease Corp. 
Portuguese wet lease specialist Hi Fly signed up with Air Lease Corp. (ALC) for a medium-term lease of one Airbus A330-900, kickstarting the carrier’s fleet modernization.
Hi Fly to acquire first A380 mid-year 
Portuguese wet-lease specialist Hi Fly plans to take delivery of its first Airbus A380 in May or June, the company said April 5.
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