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.

Legacy Airlines See Growing Competitive Threat With The Rise Of Gulf Carriers 
The increasing strength of airlines in the Middle East may present more of a strategic threat to legacy market than the one posed by long-haul, low-cost carriers.
Aer Lingus Board Accepts IAG Offer  2
IAG, the only entity willing to invest in European airlines, is nearing a deal to acquire Aer Lingus, subject to government and shareholder approval.
Qatar Airways Buys Stake In IAG 
In what is by far the most high-profile investment made by any of the three Gulf carriers, Qatar Airways has bought a 9.99% stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), the parent of British Airways, Iberia and Vueling.
Qatar Airways Buys Stake In IAG 1
In what is by far the most high profile investment made by any of three Gulf carriers, Qatar Airways has bought a 9.99% stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), the parent of British Airways, Iberia and Vueling.
NTSC Confirms QZ8501 Stalled, But Event Sequence Remains Unclear 
Mardjono Siswosuwarno, NTSC investigator, told journalists in a briefing in Jakarta that the aircraft was being flown by the first officer at the time of the accident.
Aer Lingus Board In Favor Of IAG Bid 
While Aer Lingus would retain its own brand and management, the airline would again become a member of the Oneworld alliance and also be included in the joint business that IAG has across the Atlantic with American Airlines, according to an IAG statement.
Eurowings Following Norwegian As Long-Haul Low-Cost Start-Up 
A few European airlines are seeking to expand into the low-cost long-haul market, but they are finding that a viable formula to do so is not easy to identify.
IAG Makes Third Offer For Aer Lingus 
The parent of British Airways, Iberia and Vueling put forward a third offer for the Irish airline on Monday, as expected.
Air France To Cut 800 More Jobs 
The airline, part of Air France-KLM Group, said it will revise downward its fleet and capacity growth, look at new initiatives for additional revenues, reinforce purchasing initiatives, and go for moderate wage development and productivity improvement.
Etihad Regional Cuts Four Routes 
Etihad Regional—which is based on Swiss carrier Darwin Airline—decided to discontinue four routes following a meeting of its administrative board on Jan. 20.
Emirates Would Buy 100 A380neos, Agrees To Amedeo Sale-Leaseback Deals 17
In a Bloomberg TV interview at the World Economic Forum, Clark said that he visited Airbus in Toulouse late last week to discuss the A380, among other subjects.
Lufthansa, VC Sign Eurowings Pilot Deal 
The agreement foresees a 2.5% pay raise for this year, and at least another 2% in each of the following four years.
Alitalia Targets €100 Million Operating Profit In 2017 
Cassano Tuesday presented decisions made at the first meeting of the airline’s supervisory board following Etihad Airways’ investment in the Italian carrier.
German Pilot Union Says Further Strikes Are Likely
The union wrote in a memo to its members that “every single one should be aware of the dimension of this radical, structural change” for which Lufthansa’s management has been aiming.
Al Baker Slams 787 Again At A350 Inaugural 
“If we had known that the 787 was delayed so much we would not have ordered any,” Al Baker said after disembarking from the first scheduled A350 flight from Doha, Qatar to Frankfurt, Germany.
Jan 30, 2015

Iraqi Airways 767 at Frankfurt Hahn Airport

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Jan 30, 2015

Passenger, Çargo Middle East Growth Rate #MROME

The Middle East region is forecast to have the highest RPK (revenue passenger kilometers) growth rate, but another region outpaces in cargo traffic over the period....More
Jan 29, 2015

Supersonic Scoop (1947) 2

Aviation Week scored one of the biggest aerospace scoops of the 20th century when on December 22, 1947, it revealed that the fabled sound barrier had been broken by U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles ‘Chuck’ Yeager in the Bell XS-1....More
Jan 26, 2015

New Photos: Chilled Lightning 5

F-35 begins extreme climate testing....More
Jan 26, 2015

Boeing 777 -- Unveiling A Design Classic (1990) 4

No matter how you gauge the success of Boeing’s 777, whether in terms of sales, profitability, safety, versatility, longevity or derivatives, few can argue the remarkable impact the twinjet has made on the industry since entering service almost 20 years ago....More
Jan 23, 2015

When Lockheed Martin Won The JSF Award (2001) 18

During its nearly 100 years of coverage, Aviation Week & Space Technology has covered many controversial programs. Perhaps none has been as big in terms of sheer value and global reach as the nine-nation, stealthy F-35 fighter project....More
Jan 22, 2015

10 Things To Watch In The 2016 Budget Request

Six years into his presidency, President Barack Obama is planning to finally submit his budget request to Congress on time—meaning the week of Feb. 2 this year....More
Jan 21, 2015

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Finds Icy Ceres Cratered 2

"We know so much about the solar system and yet so little about dwarf planet Ceres," said Marc Rayman, Dawn's mission manager. "Now, Dawn is ready to change that."...More

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