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Jens Flottau


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

Germany’s Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer
Germany wants to divert aviation tax for environmental research 
Germany’s Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer said proceeds from the country’s aviation tax should in the future be dedicated to environmental research.
First new Dornier 328 turboprop expected in 2023 
Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) subsidiary 328 Support Services is going ahead with the relaunch of the Dornier 328 regional turboprop, which will target regional, cargo and special mission use.
LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 787-9
LOT Polish Airlines nears major fleet decisions 
LOT Polish Airlines is closing in on decisions about major aircraft orders to expand and simplify its widebody and short-haul fleets.
Bird strike forces Ural Airlines A321 to land in cornfield
An Airbus A321 operated by Russia’s Ural Airlines was forced to land in a cornfield Aug. 15 after its CFM-56 engines ingested a flock of sea gulls shortly after takeoff from Moscow’s Zhukovsky International Airport.
Airbus considers adding A321neo FAL in Toulouse 
Airbus is nearing a decision favoring an additional final assembly line (FAL) for the A321neo at its Toulouse headquarters.
Thomas Cook in talks to split airline, tour operations 
A strategic investor could still take over Thomas Cook Group’s airline division even after the tourism company agreed with banks, bondholders and Chinese shareholder Fosun Tourism Group on the basic terms of a major recapitalization.
Norwegian Boeing 737-800
Norwegian head Kjos steps down; Karlsen named acting CEO 
Norwegian Air Shuttle co-founder CEO Bjørn Kjos is stepping down with immediate effect after 17 years with the airline, which is trying to achieve a financial turnaround. CFO and deputy CEO Geir Karl Karlsen has been named acting CEO.
Airlines: Airbus A380 checks will not cause disruptions 
Airbus A380 operators affected by a new inspection requirement are not anticipating any disruptions resulting from the checks, nor have early results turned up any new issues.
Lufthansa to shift more A380s from Frankfurt to Munich 
Lufthansa will base two additional Airbus A380s at its Munich hub from 2020.
Recaro targets business-class seat segment 
Recaro Aircraft Seating has set a new strategic target to become the dominant player in business class seats now that it is firmly established as the leading seat provider in the economy class market.
Analysts: Late MAX deliveries will increase European overcapacity in 2020 
European airlines face a worsening capacity glut in 2020 as narrowbody deliveries, already approaching record numbers, are boosted by late deliveries of Boeing 737 MAXs, analysts warn.
Emirates Airline A380 at DXB
Dubai airport rethinks operations on Emirates Airline’s fleet changes 
Emirates Airline’s substantial fleet changes will have a major impact on how its home base, Dubai International Airport (DXB), will operate in the future, DXB CEO Paul Griffiths says.
Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F
Lufthansa Cargo considers early retirement of MD-11F fleet 
Lufthansa Cargo is seriously evaluating a much speedier retirement of its remaining MD-11F fleet, the company confirmed.
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.
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Blogs & Commentary
Aug 16, 2019

Editor’s Blog: Why Beijing’s bullying of Hong Kong Airport and Cathay could misfire

What has happened in Hong Kong this week amounts to one thing: Beijing bullying....More
Jul 25, 2019

(Yet another) summer of discontent

Europe is bracing for a heatwave, in more ways than one, as tensions threaten to reach a boiling point between airlines, employees and passengers during the busiest period of the year....More
Jul 18, 2019

A rough ride for Ryanair

Irish LCC Ryanair really isn’t having a good week, after losing its COO to easyJet, cutting its growth because of the Boeing 737 MAX grounding and facing industrial unrest among its UK pilots....More

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