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.

Strong Showing For Turboprops At Farnborough 
Orders pour in for current turboprop models, but launch of larger 90-seat version remains elusive
Airbus A350-900 In Route-Proving Test Phase 
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MH17 forces airlines, regulators to confront flaws in conflict-zone procedures
MD-83 Wreckage Found In Mali 1
An MD-83 operating on behalf of Air Algerie crashed in Mali on Thursday morning, July 24.
Air Algerie MD-83 Crashes In Mali 
An MD-83 operating on behalf of Air Algerie crashed in Mali on July 24. Contact was lost 50 min. after takeoff from Ouagadougou and the aircraft came down around 70 km from the city of Gao, according to Air Algerie.
Airbus Details A350 Route Proving Campaign 
The Airbus A350 route-proving campaign spanning the next three weeks will be divided up into four trips, each of which is ending in Toulouse.
Airbus A350 Passes Final Rejected Take-Off Test 

FRANKFURT — The Airbus A350 has passed one of the last milestones in its certification program. MSN001, the first of five test aircraft, underwent the maximum energy rejected take-off (MERTO) test on July 19 in Istres/France, Airbus confirmed.

Airbus A350-800 Order Book Down To 28 Aircraft 5
Airbus has been trying to convince its customers to convert orders to the larger A350-900 or the A330neo.
A330neo Success Helps Airbus To ‘Best Ever’ Farnborough 

Airbus signed firm orders for a total of 358 aircraft and memoranda of understanding for 138 more at the Farnborough Air Show, prompting its boss to declare this year’s event the manufacturer’s best to date. 

Russian carrier Transaero capped the European manufacturer’s event with an order for 20 A330s, including 12 A330neos.

“This was the best Farnborough Air Show in Airbus history,” Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier said.

Airbus: More Than 1,000 Orders Coming For A330neo 19
A decade after proposing it, Airbus launches the A330neo
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