Jens Flottau


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


Emirates Airbus A380
Emirates 1H net profit drops 86% on fuel costs, currency weakness 
Emirates Airline warned of a difficult second half of its fiscal year after a profit drop of 86% in the first six months.
Etihad, Gulf Air near cooperation deal 
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways and Bahrain-based Gulf Air have signed an MOU that could lead to broad cooperation across various fields.
Qatar Airways CEO considers creating own alliance 
Qatar Airways “has the potential to form our own alliance” should the airline decide to withdraw from the oneworld alliance, CEO Akbar Al Baker said Nov. 13.
AACO AGM: Arab airline executives dismiss consolidation talk 
Despite recent speculation, Arab airline executives dismissed the notion that consolidation of the region’s air transport sector is on the horizon.
Icelandair agrees to buy WOW Air
Icelandair agreed to buy local rival WOW Air Nov. 5 in a move that could end a battle for dominance at both carriers’ Keflavik home base. The airlines will maintain their brands and operate as separate entities following different models, according to the takeover agreement.
Emirates Airbus A380
Clark: Emirates selects Rolls’ Trent 900 engines for next A380s 
Emirates Airline is close to signing up for more Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines for its incoming fleet of Airbus A380s, according to Emirates president Tim Clark.
Airbus lowers 2018 delivery target on A330, A380 issues 
Facing mounting issues in two major programs, Airbus has cut the manufacturer’s 2018 delivery target and said the company is working to “resolve certain commercial challenges on the A330ceo and the A380” by the end of the year.
Lufthansa seeks alliance with Alitalia, cuts capacity plans
Lufthansa is considering a commercial partnership with Alitalia, but has ruled out a financial investment.
American Airlines Boeing 737-800
American Airlines bullish on future as 3Q profit drops 48%
American Airlines posted a 2018 third-quarter net profit of $341 million, down 48% from $661 million in the 2017 3Q.
IATA: Hard Brexit could cause ‘significant disruption to air services’ 
IATA sees great risk of disruption to air travel in most of the scenarios conceivable for Brexit less than six months ahead of the March 29, 2019 UK exit from the European Union (EU).
Munich Airport third runway may see significant delays 
Germany’s Munich Airport will likely see a significant delay—if not an outright stop—of plans to build a third runway following regional elections in Bavaria Oct. 14.
Rendering of A330-800 in Kuwait Airways’ livery
Kuwait Airways orders eight widebody Airbus A330-800s 
Kuwait Airways placed a preliminary order for eight Airbus A330-800s in a much needed deal for the struggling widebody program.
Airbus: Faury to replace Enders as CEO in 2019 
Airbus is completing its ongoing leadership transition by naming Guillaume Faury its new CEO.
Will Boeing launch a midmarket aircraft? 
As Boeing nears a decision on launching the new midmarket airplane, it must take into account all the technical requirements and market and network dynamics.
Lufthansa Airbus A380
Lufthansa transfers more A380s to grow Munich hub 
Lufthansa will move most of the growth planned for 2019 to its Munich hub and will transfer more large aircraft to the base.
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