Jens Flottau

Jens
Flottau

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

Articles
Airbus CEO Tom Enders
Airbus CEO Tom Enders to leave in March 2019; Brégier in early 2018 
Airbus Group is facing the most fundamental leadership change in company history with the departures of its top three executives Tom Enders, Fabrice Brégier and John Leahy.
NIKI Airbus A320-200
NIKI files for bankruptcy; ceases operations 
Airberlin subsidiary NIKI filed for bankruptcy Dec. 13 and said it will cease flight operations immediately.
European Commission clears easyJet’s airberlin deal 
The European Commission (EC) has allowed easyJet to take over airberlin’s Berlin Tegel Airport base, but there are increasing concerns that airberlin subsidiary NIKI may collapse if the authority blocks its takeover by Lufthansa.
Rendering of A321neo ACF with CFM engines in Qatar Airways' livery
Qatar Airways opts for CFM engines in revamped A321neo order 
Qatar Airways has decided to equip its incoming fleet of Airbus A321neos with CFM International Leap-1A engines, dropping an earlier commitment for the competing Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engine.
EasyJet A320
EasyJet to begin Germany flights in January 
UK LCC easyJet will launch flights in four German markets in January, as it picks up routes formerly served by now-bankrupt airberlin.
IATA sees encouraging trends in airline safety
Seven out of eight world regions tracked by IATA showed improved aviation safety performance in the first six months of 2017.
NIKI Airbus A320
European Commission could block Lufthansa’s NIKI takeover 
The European Commission (EC) is seriously considering blocking the planned acquisition of airberlin subsidiary NIKI by Lufthansa, according to industry sources.
Condor Boeing 767
Germany’s Condor to wet lease aircraft to easyJet 
German leisure carrier Condor has agreed to wet lease aircraft to easyJet starting in January 2018 to allow the airline to pull forward the opening of new routes.
Rolls exec Schulz to succeed Leahy as top Airbus salesman
Airbus has named Rolls-Royce civil aerospace president Eric Schulz as EVP-chief of sales, marketing and contracts, to succeed John Leahy after 33 years at the company.
Airbus A350-1000 gains EASA & FAA certifications
The Airbus A350-1000 has gained both EASA and FAA type certifications, the manufacturer announced Tuesday.
ATR 72-600F in FedEx livery
ATR CEO pushes for corporate changes 
ATR CEO Christian Scherer is continuing his push to change the ATR company’s structure, which he believes could enable it to launch a larger turboprop.
Rendering of Bombardier CS300 in EgyptAir livery
EgyptAir commits to 24 Bombardier CS300s 
EgyptAir has signed a letter of intent for up to 24 Bombardier CS300s at the Dubai Air Show.
Emirates rejects A380plus concept as order negotiations continue 
Emirates Airline is rejecting the proposed Airbus A380plus concept in spite of its plans to continue ordering more of the largest commercial aircraft.
Flydubai 737 MAX 8
Flydubai studies large aircraft order, strengthens Emirates codeshare 
Flydubai is in talks with aircraft manufacturers about another large order, but the commitment may not be announced at this year’s Dubai Air Show.
Emirates A380
Emirates demands A380 production guarantees before ordering more 
Emirates Airline is demanding guarantees from Airbus that A380 production will continue in the long term before committing to another major order for the aircraft.
Blogs & Commentary
Dec 16, 2017
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Time is fast running out to prevent a Brexit aviation crisis

With every ticking minute towards the day when the UK exits the European Union (EU), anxiety is growing among those in the airline industry about when replacement agreements will be secured to ensure uninterrupted commercial air traffic in and out of the UK....More
Dec 15, 2017
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Editorial: Gulf Open Skies decision is right call

Despite a renewed campaign against the hub Gulf carriers, the three US major airlines ended the year with essentially nothing gained....More
Dec 12, 2017
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Customer service lessons for British Airways, Heathrow and all airlines

A final update on my journey out of the London Heathrow chaos, along with a few takeaways that the incident made me think about, not just for the airline and airport directly involved, but for the wider industry....More
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