Jens Flottau

Jens
Flottau

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

Articles
Four airlines to cooperate on new Airbus digital initiative
Airbus has launched Skywise, a broad initiative to use a lot more data in a much more structured way to make its own and airline operations more efficient.
Qatar Airbus A350 XWB
Qatar Airways CEO stands by aircraft orders despite airspace blockade
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker ruled out aircraft cancellations after four Middle Eastern countries blocked the airline from using their airspace, but the airline will start redeploying capacity to new destinations.
Airbus launches A380-plus development study
Airbus is offering its customers an enhanced version of the A380 dubbed the A380-plus, seeking to regain market traction with its biggest aircraft.
IATA warns of higher operating costs for airlines
Higher operating costs are becoming the “emerging challenge for the airlines,” the IATA’s chief economist Brian Pearce warned at the association’s AGM in Cancun.
Airbus’ Leahy may retire ‘sooner rather than later’
Airbus is nearing a major change in its sales organization, as its current head of sales John Leahy has indicated he will retire soon.
Airbus confirms more A380 production cuts
Airbus has confirmed it is preparing a further reduction of A380 output, as the company struggles to finalize more orders for the aircraft.
US electronics ban could extend to European airports 
The European Commission (EC) has told ACI Europe that the US ban on electronic devices could shortly be extended to European airports—but the US government has neither confirmed nor denied the new ban.
Rendering of A320neo in Qatar Airways’ livery
Qatar’s Al Baker cancels orders for two more A320neos 
The ongoing dispute between Qatar Airways and Airbus regarding outstanding deliveries of A320neos and A350s is entering the next round, after Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker said he canceled orders for two more A320neos.
Emirates Airline crashes on landing at Dubai airport
All onboard escape Emirates 777 fire 
Emirates Airline suffered its first-ever hull loss accident on Aug. 3 when a Boeing 777-300 crash-landed at Dubai’s International Airport and burst into flames.
Emirates 777 destroyed by fire; 1 firefighter killed 
An Emirates Airline Boeing 777-300 crash-landed at Dubai International Airport Aug. 3 and was destroyed by fire. None of the 282 passengers and 18 crew was injured, the airline said. However, the Dubai government said one firefighter was killed.
Rendering of CS100 and CS300
Bombardier increases CSeries range from restricted airports 
Bombardier said it has managed to increase range of both the CS100 and CS300 from restricted airports.
A380 flyover at the Farnborough Airshow
Airbus to cut A380 production rate in 2018 
Airbus will more than halve production of the A380 as the manufacturer continues to struggle to secure additional sales for its largest aircraft.
Hong Kong lessor & investor sign for 60 Chinese COMAC ARJ21s 
Hong Kong lessor China Aircraft Leasing Corp. (CALC) and Hong Kong aviation investor Friedmann Pacific Investment (FPI) signed a preliminary order with Chinese manufacturer COMAC for 60 ARJ21-700 regional jets.
Airbus sees A350 stretch decision by end of year 
Airbus plans to make a decision before the end the year whether or not to launch a further stretch of the Airbus A350 XWB.
Survey: Airlines want a middle-market aircraft 
Airlines are eager to see a new middle-of-the-market aircraft developed, according to a new survey.
Blogs & Commentary
Jun 27, 2017
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The subsidy irony of Anderson’s new gig

Amtrak’s pick of former Delta Air Lines chairman and CEO Richard Anderson to be its president and CEO provides exactly the sort of tough leadership that the woefully-inadequate US passenger rail line needs....More
Jun 23, 2017
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Qatar Airways’ American bid could be political

Qatar Airways’ unsolicited bid to acquire a large stake in American Airlines is indeed “puzzling”, as American CEO Doug Parker put it in a letter to employees....More
Jun 22, 2017
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Qatar Airways CEO Al Baker defiant in face of blockade, laptop ban

The diplomatic rift between Qatar and four Gulf neighbors has not thwarted Qatar Airways’ ambitions....More
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