Jens Flottau

Jens Flottau
Managing Editor, Commercial Aviation,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Jens leads Aviation Week’s global commercial coverage. He covers program updates and developments at Airbus, and as a frequent long-haul traveler, he often writes in-depth airline profiles worldwide.
He started his journalism career in 1992 as a freelance writer for Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s largest daily national newspaper and soon specialised in air transport. Jens joined Aviation Week and Aviation Daily in 2000 as one of the European correspondents. Later his role was expanded to cover international air transport. In 2013 he was named Managing Editor Commercial.
Jens frequently appears on radio and TV to comment on industry matters. In 2003, he received the Hugo Junkers Award of the German aviation press for his coverage of Fairchild Dornier’s bankruptcy. He was named the country’s top travel and air transport writer by the Travel Industry Club three times. Jens graduated from the Munich School of Journalism.

Wizz Air Looks At Going All-A321 
“The European Union is not allowing market forces to play their part,” Wizz Air’s CFO Michael Powell said at the International Society of Aircraft Transport Trading (ISTAT) Europe conference here.
ISTAT Europe Highlights Aircraft Production Concerns 
“Somehow the stars are aligned, something has to happen,” Gordon Welsh, Director of Aerospace at the U.K. Export Finance, said at the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Europe conference here.
Turkish Considers Placing A380 or 747-8 orders 

Turkish Airlines is nearing a decision on orders for a new long-haul fleet, as the carrier’s board of directors evaluates proposals by management.

The airline is considering the Boeing 787, 777X and 747-8 as well as the Airbus A350 and A380 as it tries to define the composition of its future long-haul fleet, Senior VP for Investment Management Levent Konukcu tells attendees at the ISAT Europe conference in Istanbul.

Airbus Group To Focus On Military Aircraft, Space And Missiles
Airbus Group ditching non-core assets, including its stake in Dassault
Airbus Noncommittal About A380neo Launch Decision 
Airbus is under pressure from its most important A380 customer, Emirates, to offer the aircraft with new engines.
Airbus To Look At Higher A350 Rates
John Leahy is concerned that Airbus may not deliver as many A350s as the potential demand for the aircraft, because of its conservative production ramp-up.
Airbus Says A320neo First Flight Will Be Sept. 25 1
The aircraft has been undergoing final ground and taxi tests over the past few weeks.
First Phase Of Dubai World Central To Be Ready In Six To Eight Years 1
In a major boost for Emirates, Dubai plans to substantially increase airport capacity
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