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.

Low Yields, So Europe’s ‘Big Three’ Carriers Curb Expansion 
The speed at which yields have dropped in recent months is a cause for concern in the boardrooms of Lufthansa, Air France-KLM and International Airlines Group.
Lufthansa Faces Cargo Crisis And Passenger Yield Reduction 
Lufthansa Group has launched a review of its future cargo strategy, following dismal results in the first quarter and a bleak outlook for the unit.
FAA Grants Airbus Longer ETOPS For A350  20
The FAA has granted Airbus approval for extended diversion-time operations of the A350 beyond 180 minutes.
IAG Warns Of Lower Demand, Slows Expansion 
International Airlines Group (IAG) is revising its combined capacity growth for 2016 downward, lowering expansion from 5.2% to 4.9%.
Airbus Struggles With A320neo Engine Delays, Customer Complaints  52
Despite celebrating delivery of its first U.S.-built aircraft, Airbus is hitting bumps in the road to an increased global reach.
Delta’s C Series Order May Change Narrowbody Market  4
The Delta order for up to 125 Bombardier C Series has the potential to change the narrowbody aircraft market.
Podcast: The C Series Turnaround 5
Aviation Week editors discuss why Delta’s order of 125 Bombardier CSeries jets means so much and what it could mean for Airbus and Boeing
Air Berlin Posts Dismal 2015 Results, Shifts Business Model 
Air Berlin is shifting its focus to becoming a premium airline and offering connecting services and more long-haul routes, as part of its ongoing strategic repositioning.
Delta Places Major C Series Order With Bombardier 
Delta Air Lines confirmed it has placed a large order for the Bombardier C Series, a major boost for the program.
Bombardier Scores Watershed Win With Delta C Series Order 49
Delta's order for 75 C Series could mark the much-sought after market breakthrough for the aircraft among major legacy airlines.
Munich Airport, Lufthansa Open T2 Satellite 
Munich Airport and Lufthansa launched operations April 26 at the new satellite building next to Terminal 2.
Airbus Temporarily Reduces A320neo Production  25
Airbus is curtailing output of the A320neo until July to slow inventory buildup, as Pratt & Whitney works on a fix to eliminate the most severe issues with the PW1100G engine, industry sources said.
Innovation Wins With Landmark Norwegian Air International Approval  3
The airline industry needs new ideas about running a long-haul carrier efficiently, and incumbents’attempts to block such new models is short-sighted.
Swiss Details Destinations And First Flight For C Series 
Swiss International Air Lines has scheduled the first commercial flight of a Bombardier C Series aircraft for July 15.
Garuda Swaps A330ceo For A330neo In Long-Haul Order 
Garuda Indonesia has placed an order for 14 A330-900neos, a first step in the process of renewing its long-haul fleet.

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