Jens Flottau


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


Airbus to increase narrowbody production ramp-up 
Airbus has firmed up its plans to further increase narrowbody production over the next three years.
Etihad to cancel large part of Airbus, Boeing orders 
Etihad Airways is in talks to drop large parts of its orders for Airbus and Boeing widebodies, in an effort to reduce growth and stem losses.
Airbus to terminate A380 program in 2021
Airbus announced Feb. 14 it is terminating the Airbus A380 program in 2021, after Emirates cut back the last major order to just 14 more A380s, instead of the 53 it had on firm order.
Thomas Cook may sell airline division following strategy review 
Lufthansa Group has shown an interest in buying Condor’s Frankfurt-based long-haul operation, industry sources said Feb. 7.
Christoph Mueller resigns from Emirates
Emirates Airline chief digital and transformation officer Christoph Mueller has resigned from the airline and plans to return to Europe, the group said Feb. 7.
Germania Airbus A321
Germania files for bankruptcy, ceases operations after funding efforts fail 
German leisure carrier Germania filed for bankruptcy Feb. 4 and halted flight operations the same evening following months of increasing financial difficulties.
China Southern Boeing 777-300ER
Oneworld: ‘No plans’ to add China Southern
Oneworld has “no plans” for China Southern Airlines to become a member of the alliance, according to CEO Ron Gurney.
IAG’s Walsh: Airbus must cut prices to sell more A380s 
Airbus must become “more aggressive” in its pricing of the A380 if it wants to receive additional orders from International Airlines Group (IAG) CEO Willie Walsh said.
Emirates A380
Airbus, Emirates in ‘commercial discussions’ about A380 order 
Airbus said in a regulatory filing released Jan. 31 that it is in “commercial discussions with Emirates Airline in relation to its A380 contract” following two reports that the airline may ditch all or part of a follow-up order for the aircraft.
Rendering of A321LR in Qatar Airways’ livery
Qatar Airways converts some A321neos to A321LRs
Qatar Airways is converting part of its order for 50 Airbus A321neos to the long-range version of the aircraft.
Airbus A330-900 gains ETOPS approval beyond 180 min. 
Airbus is offering the A330-900 widebody with a 285-min. extended range operations (ETOPS) capability following certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Embraer E2s
Embraer aims to boost E2 sales in 2019 
Embraer’s sales and marketing focus in 2019 will be on finalizing orders for the E190-E2 and E195-E2 with “marquee customers,” Embraer Commercial Aircraft CEO John Slattery said.
AerCap chief sees heightened credibility for A220, E2 
Deals by Airbus and Boeing to take over the former CSeries and Embraer’s commercial aircraft business are giving the A220 and E2 new credibility, but the models are still not hitting the core of the narrowbody market, AerCap CEO Aengus Kelly said.
Udvar-Hazy: A321XLR should be able to do 10-hour missions 
The proposed Airbus A321XLR “will go well beyond the capabilities Airbus imagined for the A320”, according to Air Lease Corp. (ALC) chairman Steve Udvar-Hazy.
Long-haul LCCs face market challenges as they seek to expand 
The track record of long-haul LCCs demonstrates how difficult it is to make money.
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