Jens Flottau


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

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Lufthansa, airberlin to begin asset-transfer negotiations 
Following airberlin’s Aug. 15 bankruptcy filing, Lufthansa will start negotiations with the company’s newly appointed administrator Lucas Flöther and CEO Thomas Winkelmann on Aug. 18 to discuss the targeted takeover of a large number of assets.
New widebody market slow to develop in US 
None of the three largest U.S. carriers has ordered the Boeing 777X, and it's unclear when any of the 82 U.S. A350s on order will be delivered.
Qatar Airways A350-900
Qatar Airways cancels four A350 orders on delivery delays 
Qatar Airways has made the first cancellations to its large Airbus A350 orders, as Airbus continues to struggle with significant delivery delays.
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.
Blogs & Commentary
Aug 18, 2017

Dueling Dallas views of US airline industry

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Is Europe in the next phase of consolidation?

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Airport drinking; when to call time?

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