Jens Flottau


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

Podcast: Strong Words Beneath The Surface At The IATA AGM
At this year’s IATA annual general meeting in Dublin, the Middle East carriers once again dominated the news. While the CEOs of Delta and Emirates refused to engage in a public spat over open dkies, Qatar Airways was considerably less restrained. Aircraft tracking was also high on the agenda, but no consensus was reached on how to resolve the issue. Listen in as our editors discuss all this and the latest on Qatar Airways refusing its first A320neo.
Finnair wants local ownership limitations removed
Finnair president and CEO Pekka Vauramo continues to lobby for ownership restrictions to be removed so that his company can participate in European airline consolidation.
Leahy expects stable oil prices; calls current levels ‘good for everyone’ 2
Airbus COO-customers John Leahy says an oil price of around $50-$60 is likely here to stay for a number of years, a level he believes would be “good for everyone” in the industry.
Leahy urges quick resolution of Iran banking issues
Airbus COO-customers John Leahy has warned that delays in setting up a secure system of money transfer into and out of Iran could jeopardize orders from the country.
Airbus’ Leahy: Boeing ‘Mad MAX’ concept of no concern
Airbus COO, customers, John Leahy is not concerned about considerations that Boeing reportedly is giving to stretch the 737 MAX further using higher-thrust CFM International LEAP-1A engines that have been developed for the Airbus A320neo.
Family members of EgyptAir A320 passengers are transported by bus
EgyptAir Airbus A320 lost from radar over Mediterranean Sea 
An Egyptair Airbus A320 has disappeared early on May 19, near the end of a scheduled flight from Paris to Cairo.
Airbus’ Leahy flaunts A321neo success over MAX 9 
Airbus chief salesman John Leahy does not expect Boeing to react quickly with a new product to counter the Airbus A321neo, but sees a need for his competitor to act.
Aer Lingus A320
Aer Lingus eyes accelerated growth 
Despite strong competition from Ryanair, Aer Lingus has hardly been a failing airline. It has registered decent profits using a niche strategy.
Lufthansa, not Qatar, to be Airbus A320neo launch operator  1
Airbus is making a last-minute swap and now plans to deliver the first Airbus A320neo to Lufthansa, not to Qatar Airways.
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.
Blogs & Commentary
Jun 27, 2016

Brexit could lead to doors closing on Open Skies

Among questions being asked in the air transport industry since last week’s shock Brexit referendum result is what does the UK’s divorce from the European Union mean to the US-EU Open Skies aviation agreement?...More
Jun 23, 2016

Europe divided

Looking around Europe right now, it’s hard to see anything other than fragmentation, with daily aviation strikes and the UK on the brink of deciding on whether to leave the European Union....More
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