Jens Flottau

Managing Editor, Commercial Aviation, Aviation Week & Space Technology

Posts by Jens Flottau

in Things With Wings Nov 22, 2012

The Gulf Mega-Merger: Why It Will Never Happen

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker recently revealed at the Arab Air Carrier Association’s annual meeting in Algiers/Algeria that it has been his dream....More
in Things With Wings Oct 23, 2012

Three golden rules for airport openings

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, says there are three rules to be observed when opening a new airport terminal: never announce an opening date....More
in Things With Wings Oct 23, 2012

Photos: Airbus A350 FAL Opening

Airbus today celebrated the opening of its A350 final assembly line in Toulouse. Here are some photos: ....More
in Things With Wings Oct 23, 2012

First Flight Photo: A321 With Sharklets

The first flight of the Airbus A321 took place today from Hamburg to Toulouse. Certification is planned for mid-2013, with first delivery in the....More
in Things With Wings Oct 19, 2012

Air Berlin launches another cost cutting program

Air Berlin this week confirmed it has to cut deeper to achieve its goal of returning to an operating profit in 2013. The airline launched a new cost....More
in Things With Wings Oct 12, 2012

Wizz Air to charge for carry-ons. What's next?

Wizz Air has announced that it will charge €10 for carry-on baggage on all of its flights from October 24. The airline made the decision after a....More
in Turnaround Time Oct 11, 2012

Worrying Trends For MRO

If the MRO forecasts are right, then the industry has something to worry about, particularly in Europe. The sector is expected to grow by around 3.3....More
in Things With Wings Oct 01, 2012

Qatar Airways, Oneworld announcement days away?

Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan gave the keynote speech for the World Routes conference here in Abu Dhabi, representing the host carrier in his....More
in Things With Wings Sep 14, 2012

Intersky, the only highlight at ILA

The debate about whether you need all these air shows is not new. Companies are complaining about the excessive cost of attending four or five of....More
in Things With Wings Sep 12, 2012

Airlines and their toys at #ILA12

Two years ago ILA was the stage for a massive Emirates A380 order. The airline bought another 32 aircraft at the time, by far the biggest single....More

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