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Jens Flottau


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

Eurowings Airbus A330-300
Eurowings to exit long-haul market, halts Brussels Airlines integration 
Following mounting losses and the June 16 profit warning, the Lufthansa Group announced sweeping changes for its Eurowings low-cost unit.
PARIS 2019: Airbus still hopes to secure IAG narrowbody order
Airbus has not yet given up on securing a major narrowbody order from International Airlines Group (IAG) flipping a commitment announced by the company for the Boeing 737 MAX earlier this week.
PARIS 2019: MTU: Engine supply chain likely to resist production rate increases
MTU Aero Engines believes the aerospace supply chain will continue to be hesitant about agreeing to further production rate increases for single-aisle aircraft.
PARIS 2019: Cebu orders A321XLRs; Saudia A320neos & Delta more A220s
Cebu Pacific signed an MOU for 16 Airbus A330-900s, five A320neos and 10 A321XLRs, the newest and longest-range version of the A321neo. The MOU was among a set of new Airbus aircraft order announcements made on the second day of the Paris Air Show that included AirAsia, Delta Air Lines and Saudia.
PARIS 2019: Embraer confident in E175-E2 schedule
Embraer Commercial Aviation CEO John Slattery is “very confident” that the manufacturer will have orders for the E175-E2 before it is certified in 2021.
PARIS 2019: Air Lease Corp. orders 50 Airbus A220-300s
Air Lease Corp. (ALC) placed an order for 50 Airbus A220-300s on the opening day of the Paris Air Show. The US lessor plans to take delivery of the aircraft between 2021 and 2026, according to the terms of the preliminary order.
Rendering of A321LXR
PARIS 2019: Airbus launches A321XLR as ALC commits to 27
Airbus launched the long-expected A321XLR on the opening day of the Paris Air Show and expects airlines to operate “hundreds” of the aircraft over time as new secondary long-haul markets are developed.
PARIS 2019: Emirates in talks with Boeing on widebody order changes
Emirates Airline is negotiating with Boeing to spread out deliveries of the Boeing 777X over a longer period of time and will likely switch from the larger 787-10 to the smaller 787-9.
PARIS 2019: Airbus CEO calls tariffs a ‘serious threat’
Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury warns that the introduction of tariffs in aerospace as a result of the two World Trade Organization (WTO) cases against the European Union and the US would be “just a disaster.”
PARIS 2019: Airline execs differ on long-haul, low-cost tactics
If there is one thing that players in the long-haul, low-cost sector agree on is there is a market for such services.
IATA AGM 2019: Emirates sticks to 787-10 commitment despite Airbus widebody order
Emirates Airline will stick to its large commitment for Boeing 787-10s despite the Dubai-based carrier’s recent decision to also order Airbus A330-900s and A350-900s.
IATA AGM 2019: Embraer CEO predicts ‘soft landing’ for airline industry
The airline industry may have been posting lower profits of late, but the slowdown is still “two to three years into the softest landing I have ever seen in 30 years,” Embraer Commercial Aviation CEO John Slattery said.
IATA AGM 2019: Airbus sales chief optimistic in face of economic challenges
Airbus chief commercial officer Christian Scherer says he is “not worried about a slowdown” in aircraft demand despite lower airline profitability and the risk of trade wars.
IATA AGM 2019: Emirates chief not expecting MAX return until year end
Emirates Airline president Tim Clark said he would be “surprised” if the Boeing 737 MAX is flying globally “before Christmas.”
IATA AGM 2019: Delta wants common regulatory approach on MAX service return
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian is urging airworthiness authorities to take a common approach in the ungrounding of the Boeing 737 MAX fleet.
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Jun 25, 2019

US Big 3 glosses over UAE Open Skies outcome

Reading the US Partnership for Open & Fair Skies’ press release on the US-UAE joint government policy statement on their Open Skies agreement, the expression "lipstick on a pig" comes to mind. Except it’s more about gloss than lipstick....More
Jun 20, 2019

PARIS 2019 BLOG: Air transport industry confidence on display

The fourth and final trade show day saw a handful of additional Airbus narrowbody orders or conversions, closing a show that was relatively light on new airliner order numbers—as anticipated—but which still delivered some surprises....More
Jun 19, 2019

PARIS 2019 BLOG: The significance of the A321XLR’s long legs

Day three of the air show was a good one for Airbus and particularly its newly-launched A321XLR, which is demonstrating early on that airlines see how they can stretch their networks, enter new markets and do good business with a longer-legged narrowbody....More

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