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.

Skywise To Harness Big Data For Airbus And Operators  1
New data-gathering-and-sharing operation will bring benefits to all who participate, Airbus asserts, from carriers to suppliers to financial services.
Qatar Proposal For American Airlines Stake Forces A Look At Priorities 
Qatar Airways’ plan to invest in American Airlines may make commercial sense, but will be hard to implement.
ATR Advanced Vision Development In Full Swing 
The regional turboprop OEM is meeting with success on a number of fronts, including its advanced vision systems products.
India’s Regional Carriers Placing Orders To Fuel Expansion 
There is huge potential in the Indian regional market, and that can only help regional jet OEMs.
Indian Regionals’ Orders Fueled By Expansion 
According to the IATA, India’s domestic passenger market, measured in revenue passenger kilometers, grew 23.3% in 2016, fueled by more routes and frequencies—a trend the organization said should continue in 2017.
Emirates Wants Airbus 380 Commitments Before New Order  62
Unwilling to take more risks on a program that may fail, Emirates asks Airbus for a clear answer on the A380's future.
Study Says More Range, But Not Much More Capacity Needed For NMA  4
Airlines’ survey answers show they mostly want n middle-of-market airliner, but meeting all their desires may be difficult for the OEMs.
Podcast: Lifting the Veil on Boeing’s New Midsize Airplane 3
As Boeing dribbled out concept details, the Paris Air Show was rife with speculation about plans for the company’s New Mid-size Airplane. We discuss the NMA’s market potential, design details and what airlines are saying they want.
Qatar Airways Faces Blockade Fallout In Short-Haul Market 
After many years as separate entities Emirates and FlyDubai are moving closer and could benefit from Qatar Airways’ troubles.
Emirates Wants Program Assurances Before Possible A380 Order 80
“I want to know what Airbus will do with the aircraft,” Emirates Airline President Tim Clark said on the sidelines of the Paris Air Show.
Emirates Wants A380 Program Assurances 
“I want to know what Airbus will do with the aircraft,” Emirates Airline President Tim Clark said on the sidelines of the Paris Air Show.
Emirates, FlyDubai On Way To Closer Integration 
Any closer combination of the two carriers would have major implications for the air-transport market in the Middle East and adjacent regions.
Airbus Launched Skywise Data Platform
Airbus at the Paris Air Show launched Skywise, a broad initiative to use a lot more data in a much more structured way to make its own and airline operations more efficient.
Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350 under construction.
Airbus: No Imminent A350 Stretch Planned 
Therefore, the manufacturer continues to focus on selling the A350-900 and -1000.
To End Electronics Ban, Al Baker Wants Airport Audits 
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker pointed at the safety risk of putting many electronic devices in aircraft cargo holds.
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