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Jens Flottau


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

Airbus offers to provide A350-1000 for Qantas ultra-LCC competition 
Airbus confirmed it is offering a version of the A350-1000 in the Qantas ultra-long-haul competition around its Project Sunrise initiative that would enable the airline to launch nonstop flights from Australia’s east coast to London and New York, among others.
Third SWISS A220 engine incident prompts ‘comprehensive’ inspections 
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) decided to return its entire fleet of 28 Airbus A220s to home base to make engine checks following another engine-related diversion on Oct. 15.
Condor Boeing 767-300ER
European Commission approves $419 million loan for Condor 
The European Commission (EC) cleared the way for a government-backed emergency loan granted to leisure carrier Condor, giving the company much needed financing for the winter season and more time to find a new investor.
Air France’s first A350-900 will be deployed on transatlantic and Asia routes.
Air France grows economy cabin density on LCC competition concerns 
Air France is looking at ways to “comfortably densify the economy cabins” as it seeks a competitive response to the threat of long-haul, low-cost carriers, according to Air France-KLM EVP Angus Clarke.
LCCs see big opportunities in long-haul narrowbodies 
Narrowbody aircraft capable of long-haul flying will open substantial new market opportunities to LCCs, industry executives said at the CAPA Low-Cost Long-Haul Global Summit in Hamburg.
Condor Boeing 757-300
Lufthansa’s Hohmeister: Condor takeover unlikely 
Lufthansa’s executive board member Harry Hohmeister sees “a lot of difficulties” if the company tries to take over leisure carrier Condor.
LATAM Boeing 787-9
Delta buys 20% stake in LATAM to expand Latin American presence 
Delta Air Lines has agreed to buy a 20% stake in LATAM Airlines to massively expand its presence on routes between North and Latin America.
Indigo Partners in talks with Condor on potential takeover 
US private equity firm Indigo Partners is in takeover talks with German leisure carrier Condor, according to industry sources.
Condor Boeing 757-300
Condor receives government-backed loan; files for protective insolvency 
German leisure carrier and Thomas Cook subsidiary Condor received approval by the German federal government and the state of Hesse for loan guarantees totaling €380 million ($418 million).
Condor in talks with potential investor 
German leisure carrier Condor is in talks with a private equity firm about a possible takeover, according to industry sources.
Thomas Cook’s Condor seeks investor; Lufthansa considers bid 
German leisure carrier Condor is urgently seeking bridge financing and a new investor after its parent company, Thomas Cook Group, filed for bankruptcy Sept. 22.
Germany doubles aviation tax, imposes minimum fare rule
Germany’s coalition government has agreed to double the country’s short-haul aviation tax and impose a minimum fare rule in 2020.
Lufthansa and Eurowings aircraft at Dusseldorf International Airport.
Germany to decide on major aviation tax increases 
The German government is nearing a decision on key measures tackling climate change that include a massive increase in the country’s aviation tax for short-haul flights.
Neeleman to establish another US airline with used E195s 
Airline entrepreneur David Neeleman has started the process of setting up another airline in the US in addition to the planned Airbus A220 operator Moxy.
Brazil’s Azul takes first Embraer E195-E2 
Azul Brazilian Airlines plans to double in size over the next five years as the carrier continues to grow its Embraer E2, Airbus A320neo and A330 fleets.
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