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.

Articles
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 9
A decade after proposing it, Airbus launches the A330neo
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Shot Down: U.S. Official 12

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER was shot down by a surface-to-air missile system on July 17, according to a U.S. government official.

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 the company's boss to declare this year’s event the manufacturer’s best to date.
Suppliers Still Causing Concerns On A350 2
As the A350 nears service entry, Airbus focuses on perfecting production
Airbus Has Had 'Best Ever Farnborough Air Show'
Airbus signed firm orders for a total of 358 aircraft and memoranda of understanding for a further 138 at the Farnborough Air Show.
Bombardier Aims At Double-Digit CRJ900 Improvements 

FARNBOROUGH — Bombardier Aerospace aims at reaching double digit efficiency improvements for the CRJ900 by 2020. According to Program Head Silvain Leclerc, measures to be taken include aerodynamic and changes and the use of lighter materials.

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Jul 21, 2014
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Jul 18, 2014
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Jul 18, 2014
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Check 6 Podcast: Malaysia Flight MH17 Shootdown 3

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Jul 17, 2014
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