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.

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Airbus Group ditching non-core assets, including its stake in Dassault
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Both manufacturers have announced increases in production.
Lufthansa Proceeds With LCC Preparations 
The group’s supervisory board on Wednesday approved an order for ten Airbus A320s that are to be delivered in 2016 and 2017.
Lufthansa Discloses Details Of Retirement Proposal 

Lufthansa has detailed its proposal for a new early retirement scheme for pilots in an effort to weaken support for the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) pilot union.

Lufthansa Reaches Key Deal With Flight Attendants 
The deal clears the way for Lufthansa to continue flying, rather than retiring up to 14 Airbus A340-300s in a higher density configuration.
Transavia To Grow To 100 Aircraft As Lufthansa Prepares New Long-Haul Unit 
Air France-KLM and Lufthansa, coming late to the low-fare market, prepare to take risks
Why Narrowbodies Keep Getting Bigger 17
Launch of higher-density variants underlies inexorable narrowbody growth trend
ICAO Task Force To Demo Risk-Avoidance Tools 
Task force demos avoidance tools as battles slow MH17 investigators
Lufthansa Discloses Details Of Retirement Proposal 
The airline publicly revealed how the airline’s current workforce will be affected by the proposed changes.
Turkish Adjusts Operations While Waiting For New Airport 
Turkish Airlines copes with rapid growth as it grapples with airport infrastructure constraints
Mexico City’s Game-Changing New Airport 
As part of economic reform, Mexico invests in aviation, builds a new airport in the capital city
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