Jens Flottau


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


Embraer sees strong momentum for E1, E2 aircraft
Embraer Commercial Aviation president and CEO John Slattery sees strong momentum for both the E1 and E2 aircraft families now that the company signed commitments for up to 300 additional aircraft at the Farnborough Air Show.
Neeleman group picks A220 for US startup
In a major coup for Airbus and its newly acquired A220—formerly the Bombardier CSeries—a group of investors headed by David Neeleman has selected the aircraft over Embraer jets for a yet-to-be-named US startup airline.
Airbus pushes A321LR upgrade for middle market
Airbus is trying to move fast into the middle of the market segment with further A321neo improvements in an effort to challenge the business case of Boeing’s proposed new mid-market airplane (NMA).
Macquarie adds A320neos to portfolio
Macquarie AirFinance Group placed a firm order for 20 Airbus A320neos, its first order for the latest A320 generation.
Embraer sees more products & markets via Boeing JV
The prospective partnership between Boeing and Embraer will spawn new aircraft models and could be approved months sooner than earlier reports have suggested, Embraer executives said.
Qatar Airways finalizes order for five Boeing 777Fs
Qatar Airways firmed up a follow-up order for five Boeing 777Fs, further underlining its ambitions to grow its cargo business.
Rendering of A320neo in Wataniya Airways' livery.
Kuwait’s Wataniya firms A320neo commitment; studies A220, E2 aircraft
Kuwait-based Wataniya Airways has firmed up an order for the 25 Airbus A320neo family aircraft at the Farnborough Air Show and indicated it is looking at further aircraft acquisitions.
Survey: Airlines interested in Boeing’s NMA, but differ on design 
An in-depth survey among more than 200 airlines shows a high level of industry interest in Boeing’s proposed new mid-market airplane (NMA), but potential customers highlight requirements differing from the preliminary design.
Airbus A220-300 flies in Toulouse.
Airbus: CSeries renamed A220; hopes for ‘several hundred’ orders this year
Airbus hopes to secure “several hundreds of additional orders” for the newly renamed A220 this year, according to Airbus CCO Eric Schulz.
Airbus decreases A320neo glider fleet; forecasts 4.4% demand growth 
Airbus has started reducing the number of A320neo family “gliders” awaiting engines at its facilities in Toulouse and Hamburg.
Boeing to take 80% in Embraer commercial in JV 
Following months of negotiations, Boeing and Embraer have signed an MOU to set up a joint venture (JV) comprising Embraer’s commercial aircraft and services business.
Etihad Boeing 787-9
Etihad merges group structure with core airline 
Etihad Aviation Group has decided to make significant changes to its corporate structure, reflecting a strategy shift from its previous partnership model to a focus on its core business.
Embraer CEO: Canadian government CSeries support “not a fair game” 
Embraer CEO Paulo Cesar Silva reiterated his complaints about Canadian government funding for the Bombardier CSeries, as both manufacturers head towards what could be a crucial Farnborough Air Show.
Norwegian Boeing 787-9
Spohr: Lufthansa ‘in contact’ with Norwegian
Norwegian’s shares rose as much as 12% after Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said his airline was “in contact” with the LCC.
Airbus: Fourth Hamburg A320 family FAL a ‘quantum leap’ in technology 
Airbus believes it has defined the blueprint for future new production lines and developed technology it can also apply to its legacy production systems now that it has opened the fourth A320/A320neo family final assembly line (FAL) in Hamburg.
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