Jens Flottau


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


Airbus A350-1000 gains EASA & FAA certifications
The Airbus A350-1000 has gained both EASA and FAA type certifications, the manufacturer announced Tuesday.
ATR 72-600F in FedEx livery
ATR CEO pushes for corporate changes
ATR CEO Christian Scherer is continuing his push to change the ATR company’s structure, which he believes could enable it to launch a larger turboprop.
Rendering of Bombardier CS300 in EgyptAir livery
EgyptAir commits to 24 Bombardier CS300s
EgyptAir has signed a letter of intent for up to 24 Bombardier CS300s at the Dubai Air Show.
Emirates rejects A380plus concept as order negotiations continue
Emirates Airline is rejecting the proposed Airbus A380plus concept in spite of its plans to continue ordering more of the largest commercial aircraft.
Flydubai 737 MAX 8
Flydubai studies large aircraft order, strengthens Emirates codeshare
Flydubai is in talks with aircraft manufacturers about another large order, but the commitment may not be announced at this year’s Dubai Air Show.
Emirates A380
Emirates demands A380 production guarantees before ordering more
Emirates Airline is demanding guarantees from Airbus that A380 production will continue in the long term before committing to another major order for the aircraft.
Emirates to debut new first class on Boeing 777s
Dubai-based Emirates Airline is launching a new first class product for yet-to-be-delivered Boeing 777-300ERs and its future 777X fleet.
Airberlin A319
Airberlin in last-minute negotiations with easyJet, Condor 
Two days before the insolvent airberlin ceases operations, last-minute negotiations with both German leisure carrier Condor and UK LCC easyJet about the transfer of assets continue, but many airberlin aircraft are expected to be grounded at least temporarily.
Air France-KLM affiliate Joon to launch Dec. 1 
Air France-KLM’s new affiliate Joon is to launch scheduled flying Dec. 1 with services to Porto and Lisbon, Portugal; Berlin; and Barcelona.
Airberlin A330-300
Airberlin rescue deal uncertain after new threat emerges 
The airberlin bankruptcy reached a new level of complexity and uncertainty, after a creditor filed an application to declare Austrian subsidiary NIKI bankrupt as well.
Emirates temporarily shelves plans for twin widebody order 
A planned order for either the Airbus A350 or Boeing 787 is “off the table for now,” Emirates president Tim Clark told ATW’s sister publication Aviation Daily.
Airberlin creditors to grant preliminary approval for Niki sale 
Amid intense pressure to find quick solutions for the failing airberlin business, the company’s creditor committee is expected to grant preliminary approval for the sale of Austrian affiliate Niki to Lufthansa at its Aug. 23 meeting.
airberlin aircraft
Lufthansa, airberlin to begin asset-transfer negotiations 
Following airberlin’s Aug. 15 bankruptcy filing, Lufthansa will start negotiations with the company’s newly appointed administrator Lucas Flöther and CEO Thomas Winkelmann on Aug. 18 to discuss the targeted takeover of a large number of assets.
New widebody market slow to develop in US 
None of the three largest U.S. carriers has ordered the Boeing 777X, and it's unclear when any of the 82 U.S. A350s on order will be delivered.
Qatar Airways A350-900
Qatar Airways cancels four A350 orders on delivery delays 
Qatar Airways has made the first cancellations to its large Airbus A350 orders, as Airbus continues to struggle with significant delivery delays.