Jens Flottau


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

Airbus’ new executive committee will streamline senior group management 
Airbus’ new executive committee, which was named April 11, is a reflection of its efforts to further streamline senior group management with leadership of the commercial aircraft division.
Airbus grows BelugaXL fleet to six
Airbus is adding a sixth BelugaXL to its internal fleet of large cargo transports to ensure the system is capable of future production rate increases.
German ATC provider expects more summer delays 
German air navigation service provider DFS expects air traffic control (ATC)-related delays to become worse in the upcoming summer as more flights must be handled by fewer controllers.
Airbus confirms Faury as CEO, Obermann as chairman
Airbus officially confirmed Guillaume Faury as CEO at its annual shareholder assembly April 10. Faury succeeds CEO Tom Enders who retired after seven years in the position.
Europe prepares action against US for tariffs 
The European Union (EU) plans to retaliate against the US—in the long-standing dispute over state support of aircraft development—in front of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Routes Europe 2019: UK airports, airlines see Brexit harm
The uncertainty surrounding the UK’s planned withdrawal from the European Union (EU) is already having a negative impact on business, UK airports and airlines say.
Rendering of Airbus A330-800 in Uganda Airlines’ livery
Uganda Airlines firms Airbus A330-800 order
Airbus secured a second firm order for Airbus A330-800s after Uganda Airlines firmed up an earlier MOU for two of the type.
Nigeria’s Air Peace orders up to 30 E195-E2s 
Nigeria’s Air Peace ordered 10 Embraer E195-E2s and took purchase rights on 20 more, becoming the first E2 operator in Africa.
Enders: Airbus’ UK sites could remain competitive post-Brexit 
Airbus’ UK factories “could well remain competitive” even after Brexit, outgoing CEO Tom Enders said March 29.
Airbus A320neo
China agrees to buy 300 Airbus aircraft 
China Aviation Supplies Holding Co. (CAS) has signed a general terms agreement (GTA) with Airbus for 290 A320 family aircraft and 10 A350s, in one of the Toulouse-based manufacturer’s biggest narrowbodies deals.
Germania Airbus A319
Germania fails to attract investors; permanently shuts down
Bankrupt German leisure airline Germania will be permanently shut down, its administrator Rüdiger Wienberg said March 25.
Lufthansa Airbus A320
Lufthansa Group’s 2018 net profit down 7.6% on higher fuel costs, expenses 
Lufthansa Group recorded a 2018 net profit of €2.2 billion ($2.5 billion), down 7.6% from €2.3 billion in 2017.
Lufthansa A350-900
Lufthansa orders 20 more A350-900s; returns six A380s to Airbus 
Lufthansa has decided to retire a significant part of its Airbus A380 fleet as it invests in smaller widebodies.
Boeing 737 MAX
FAA: No MAX groundings, stays course with planned changes 
The FAA is pressing on with planned changes to Boeing 737 MAX aircraft stemming from the October 2018 Lion Air flight JT610 crash, but has not seen evidence from the recent Ethiopian Airlines MAX 8 crash to take additional steps, such as the precautionary groundings around the globe.
EASA grounds Boeing 737 MAX 
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) decided March 12 to suspend all Boeing 737 MAX flight operations in Europe until further notice.
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