Jens Flottau


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

Lufthansa to grow Air Dolomiti, shrink CityLine 
Lufthansa Group is making a major shift to its regional airline portfolio that involves expanding Italian subsidiary Air Dolomiti.
Lufthansa to take charge of LCC Eurowings’ long-haul network 
Lufthansa is preparing to take over planning and control of Eurowings’ long-haul network, as the subsidiary’s role in the segment evolves, company sources say.
Nigeria suspends plans to establish new national airline 
Nigeria has given up on plans to establish a new national carrier.
ATR CEO Christian Scherer replaces Eric Schulz as Airbus CCO
Airbus appoints ATR exec Scherer as CCO after Schulz resigns 
Airbus is facing more leadership turmoil after chief commercial officer Eric Schulz resigned Sept. 13.
Norwegian Boeing 787-8
Norwegian to cut Singapore service 
LCC Norwegian plans to drop its only service to Southeast Asia early next year in a major blow to its ambitious plans to grow Asian traffic.
Ryanair braces for another strike, threatens to close German bases 
Ryanair pilots and cabin crew have called for a one-day strike Sept. 12 at the airline’s German bases, forcing the Irish LCC to cancel 150 out of 400 daily flights.
Emirates Airbus A380
Clark: Emirates faces obstacles, evaluates capacity growth for 2019 
Emirates Airline has to deal with a “triple whammy” in the form of weakness of many emerging economies, a strong dollar and higher fuel prices as it is evaluating capacity growth for 2019, the airline’s president Tim Clark said.
Lufthansa operations severely affected by A320neo engine vibration issue 
A newly emerging issue around increased engine vibrations is severely affecting utilization of the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-powered Airbus A320neo in-service fleet and threatens to slow the manufacturer’s recovery from delivery delays, several industry sources told ATW’s sister publication Aviation Week.
Iceland’s WOW Air plans to go public within two years 
Rapidly expanding Icelandic LCC WOW Air is preparing to go public within the next 18-24 months, the airline’s CEO and founder Skuli Mogensen told delegates at the Aviation Festival in London.
JetBlue CEO: Boston-London a promising transatlantic opportunity 
As JetBlue ponders whether or not to launch transatlantic flights, the competitive response of the three joint ventures “has to be taken into account,” CEO Robin Hayes told an audience at the Aviation Festival in London Sept. 6.
Norwegian maintains plan to sell most of its A320neos on order 
Norwegian intends to stick to its strategy to sell up to 140 aircraft, the airline wrote in an investor presentation Sept. 4, confirming plans for large-scale asset disposals.
Spohr: Lufthansa Group largely responsible for travel disruption 
Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr said his company accepts “a large share” of responsibility for the disruptions in German air traffic this summer.
Ryanair cancels 400 flights as pilots in five countries strike 
Ryanair canceled around 400 flights in Europe, most of them in Germany, as pilots in five countries staged strikes as long-running tensions between the Irish LCC and its workforce come to a head.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair’s German pilots to strike Aug. 10 
Ryanair’s German pilots, represented by the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) union, have called for a 24-hour strike Aug. 10, becoming the latest European pilot union to announce strike action.
Airbus, Boeing gain more than 960 aircraft orders at Farnborough 
The world’s commercial aircraft duopoly once again scored big at an otherwise lackluster Farnborough Air Show with Airbus and Boeing announcing firm net orders and commitments for more than 960 aircraft, valued at $160 billion at list prices.
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Blogs & Commentary
Nov 9, 2018

Disturbing Vegas controller recording

I’m posting this blog with a link to what is believed to be a recording of the conversations between a Las Vegas tower controller and a number of pilots in an incident Nov. 7 that led to FAA issuing a new controller staffing policy today....More
Oct 24, 2018

BA works out the meaning of customer service

British Airways has announced a company-wide initiative to train and empower its staff to be more service orientated....More
Oct 22, 2018

Who’s in the driving seat?

One of the themes of MRO Europe in Amsterdam was how the automotive industry is powering ahead of aviation, because of different approaches when it comes to innovation and risk....More

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