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.

Bombardier C Series Concerns Grow As Talks With Airbus Collapse  11
Following the collapse of talks between Bombardier and Airbus about possibly joining forces on the C Series program, industry experts are becoming increasingly worried about the future of Bombardier’s main new commercial aircraft program.
Violent Attacks at Air France Highlight Airline Troubles, Overall  5
The management/labor disparity is just one of many problems that plague airlines. Air France is not alone in this, but ranks high on the list of carriers in trouble.
CIT: 10 Years Until Boeing MOM Aircraft Service Entry 
Boeing’s proposed middle-of-the-market (MOM) aircraft is ten years away from entering service, CIT Transportation and International Finance President Jeff Knittel contends.
Virgin Atlantic Considers Used 777-300ERs Instead Of A350-1000s 
Virgin Atlantic Airways is considering used Boeing 777-300ERs as it evaluates its fleet-renewal plans.
Airbus Proposes Further A380 Cabin Changes 
Airbus is studying changes to the arrangement of the A380’s onboard rear staircase in an effort to make room for additional economy seats.
Airbus: A320neo Flight Tests On Track Despite Engine Troubles 
Engine issues in testing caused a stop to A320neo flight tests, but Airbus still hopes to meet its year-end target of first deliveries to Qatar Airways.
Radical Change Called For To Meet Emissions Target  1
ICAO-backed global market-based measure slated to regulate aviation emissions enters the decisive phase of negotiations.
Policy Issues Move To Forefront Of ICAO Debate 
More policy guidance is needed to prepare for establishing a global market-based measure (MBM) to tackle aviation-carbon emissions, according to IATA Senior Vice President-Member and External Relations Paul Steele.
Airbus Replaces First A320neo Test-Aircraft Engine 
Airbus has suffered a setback in its A320neo flight-test program, following discovery of what it calls “minor damage” to one test aircraft’s engine.
Policy Issues Move To Forefront Of ICAO Market-Based Measures Debate 
More policy guidance is needed to prepare for establishing a global market-based measure (MBM) to tackle aviation-carbon emissions.
Air Berlin Delays Restructuring Decisions 
In a surprise move, a decision about the latest Air Berlin rescue plan has been delayed, and possibly by several weeks.
Airbus Freezes Beluga XL Design 
That Airbus was going to operate a mixed fleet for some time was planned from the start and had a strong influence on the design of the A330-based Beluga XL.
Air Berlin Faces Codesharing Decision, Further Restructuring 
Air Berlin is entering a week of decisions crucial for its survival as the airline finalizes its latest restructuring plan and awaits the renewal of important codesharing rights with partner Etihad Airways.
Fastjet Suffers From Zambia, Zimbabwe Delays 
Fastjet is revising its 2015 guidance downward, after economic downturns in key markets and significant delays in establishing new bases in the southern African cities of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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