Jens Flottau


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


Mapping Lufthansa’s rising fortunes 
Lufthansa’s fortunes have risen under a leader determined to bring about change.
Level Airbus A330-200
IAG nears Level fleet decision as LCC has strong start 
International Airlines Group (IAG) is reviewing the future fleet composition of its new long-haul LCC Level now that the airline has produced encouraging results in its first seven months of flying.
IAG reports strong 2017 results, plans to expand capacity in 2018 
Encouraged by much-improved results across all airline units and robust unit revenues, International Airlines Group (IAG) plans to expand capacity significantly in 2018, a move met with concerns by investors.
Boeing, Embraer navigate politically delicate combination plans 
Embraer CEO Paulo Cesar Silva expects his company and Boeing to find a set-up for the planned combination of the businesses “in the next weeks.”
Airbus may increase single-aisle & A350 production rates 
Airbus is in the middle of advanced studies to raise single-aisle production to 70 aircraft per month, and is also looking at increasing output of the A350.
Enders: Airbus expects PW1000G fix in April
Airbus CEO Tom Enders says he is reasonably confident that Pratt & Whitney can find a quick resolution for the latest technical glitch on its PW1100G engine powering the A320neo family, “likely halting Pratt-powered A320neo deliveries.”
Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines for A320neo aircraft
Airbus decided to stop accepting additional Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines equipping its A320neo family aircraft, after a higher than normal number of inflight shutdowns and aborted takeoffs were reported on aircraft using the latest build-standard engines.
An Airbus A320neo powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines
EASA issues GTF-powered A320neo emergency airworthiness directive
Airbus said it is “assessing the situation” after the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD) warning of a potential “dual engine” inflight shutdown on A320neo family aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) engines.
SINGAPORE: No formal Boeing proposal yet for Embraer combination
Embraer has not yet received a proposal from Boeing for a possible combination of the manufacturers, Embraer Commercial Aviation president and CEO John Slattery said.
SINGAPORE: Boeing touts NMA for Asia market
Boeing is playing up the sales prospects of its proposed new mid-market airplane (NMA) in Asia-Pacific and China, although the manufacturer will still not be drawn on a launch date.
AirBaltic Bombardier CS300 at the Singapore Air Show
SINGAPORE: AirBaltic CEO: PW1500G spare engine supply for CS300 improved
Latvian carrier AirBaltic CEO Martin Gauss said there is a now a sufficient supply of Pratt & Whitney PW1500G spare engines as the airline continues to have to replace engines on wing earlier than planned.
SINGAPORE: Airbus studies further increase in single-aisle production
Airbus is studying a further increase in production of single-aisle aircraft as the manufacturer seeks ways to accommodate continuously strong demand for the Airbus A320neo family.
Brussels Airlines A319
Lufthansa replaces Brussels Airlines’ top management 
[UPDATED STORY] Lufthansa Group replaced top management at Brussels Airlines Feb. 5, as the group revamps the airline after taking it over in late 2016.
SINGAPORE: Qantas wants to carry full passenger loads on nonstop London service
Qantas wants its aircraft of choice to be able to fly the anticipated nonstop services from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to London at a full passenger load, the airline’s CEO Alan Joyce said at the Singapore Air Show Aviation Leadership Summit (SAALS).
Eurowings Airbus A330-200
Eurowings transfers long-haul flights to Dusseldorf 
Eurowings is closing its long-haul base at Cologne Bonn Airport and is moving the widebody fleet to Dusseldorf.