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.

The crashed aircraft when new.
Investigators: Pitot Tubes’ Heating System Off On Fatal An-148 Flight 

Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) is preparing safety recommendations on Antonov An-148 pitot tubes aimed at preventing future accidents similar to the Feb. 11 Saratov Airlines crash near Moscow.

Power Troubles Hinder Airbus Production Buildup Plan  1
Deliveries of A320neo-family aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines have been halted after a recent spate of in-service problems.
Ryanair Introduces More Connecting Services 
FRANKFURT—Ryanair is allowing connections on 27 additional routes through its bases in Bergamo and Rome-Fiumicino, Italy.
Airbus Studies Higher A320neo Build Rate 
Airbus is in the middle of advanced studies to raise single-aisle production to 70 aircraft per month, and is also looking at increasing output of the A350.
Airbus Expects Pratt’s GTF Fix To Be Ready In April 
Airbus CEO Tom Enders said he is reasonably confident that Pratt & Whitney can find a quick resolution for the latest technical glitch on its PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) engine powering A320neo-family aircraft.
Airbus GTF-Powered A320neo Deliveries Awaiting Pratt Fix 
The company said it can no longer deliver new GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft to customers until Pratt’s fix has been approved and implemented.
Airbus Stops Taking PW1100G Engines  28
Airbus has decided to stop accepting additional Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines after a series of inflight shutdowns and aborted take-offs were reported its A320neo family airliners.
Pratt-powered Airbus A320neo
EASA Warns Of Potential GTF-Powered A320neo Safety Issue 
A Pratt & Whitney spokesperson said the issue relates to the knife-edge seal in the high-pressure compressor (HPC) aft hub on a “limited sub-population” of PW1100G engines.
Airbus And Boeing Consider Higher Narrowbody Production  2
The good news for aircraft manufacturers: high demand; the bad news: supply chain lags.
Asia-Pacific Boosts Boeing’s NMA Plan  1
Boeing seems to have a popular concept in the NMA, but offers few clues on if it is any nearer to closing the business case for a widebody at narrowbody prices.
It Makes Sense For Boeing And Embraer To Join Forces  32
Both Boeing and Embraer have enough reason to believe they will benefit from getting together.
Podcast: Growing Fight to Power Chinese-Russian 21st Century Widebody
Nuggets of information coming from OEMs at this year’s Singapore Airshow give us a big insight into future-focused programs, including engine decisions for the joint Sino-Russian widebody, Boeing’s new midsize airplane, design freeze of the 737 MAX10, and the continued ramp-up of production rates.
No Formal Boeing Proposal Yet For Embraer Combination 3
Embraer has not yet received a proposal from Boeing for a possible combination of the manufacturers, Embraer Commercial Aviation President and CEO John Slattery said at the Singapore Airshow.
No Formal Boeing Proposal Yet For Embraer Combination 
Embraer has not yet received a proposal from Boeing for a possible combination of the manufacturers, Embraer Commercial Aviation CEO John Slattery said.
As Boeing And Embraer Talk, E190-E2 Certification Nears 
Embraer has yet to receive a proposal from Boeing for a possible combination of the aircraft manufacturers, Embraer Commercial Aviation CEO John Slattery said in Singapore.
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