Jens Koenen leads Handelsblatt's coverage of the aviation and space industry and also writes about IT companies.
The demise of the A380 superjumbo marks the end of another grand European project driven more by pride and ambition than economic sense.
The country's third airline to collapse within 18 months, Germania filed for insolvency after plans to grab market share backfired. It joins a lengthening list of sector casualties in Europe.
Competitors have forced the German carrier to reconsider buying airlines it had already rejected.
The giant aircraft maker risks a snarl-up in production if British parts are no longer available.
The boom times are over for European airlines due to rising costs, slowing demand for tickets and management mistakes, say aviation experts.
The number of Chinese travelers flying to Germany is growing, while more Germans are headed to China. Lufthansa and Air China are vying for their business.
Germany’s flagship airline Lufthansa may spin off its catering and maintenance units as margins improve in passenger and freight transport.
The no. 2 global aircraft producer picks the French head of civil aircraft to take over next year. As the company faces bottlenecks and corruption probes, Guillaume Faury will face turbulence ahead.
Air passengers may be about to get some welcome relief from the delays and cancellations that have blighted the German aviation sector this year – a summit today is expected to propose a raft of remedial measures.
Increases in delays, fares and waits at airport security checks are driving business users from scheduled flights to private jets. But image problems in the sector linger.