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
Airlines Look Into Long-Haul Narrowbody Routes 
The use of narrowbody aircraft for long-haul routes has the potential to undermine legacy carriers’ feeder traffic.
Airlines Plan Long-Haul Narrowbody Routes  2
The use of narrowbody aircraft for long-haul routes has the potential to undermine legacy carriers’ feeder traffic.
Lufthansa, EasyJet Give Dire Outlook 
Lufthansa and EasyJet have warned several factors are having a deep impact on forward bookings and travel demand, including a series of recent terrorist attacks, the fallout of the attempted coup in Turkey, air traffic controllers’ strikes and the consequences of the U.K. vote to leave the EU (Brexit).
Lufthansa, Air Berlin In Talks Over Leisure Routes 
Air Berlin and Lufthansa have held preliminary discussions over the transfer of Air Berlin’s nonhub routes to its larger rival, industry sources said.
ATR Pushes For Reengining ATR 72  1
With shareholders disagreeing over the future of ATR, management opts for incremental aircraft improvements.
Pegasus Takes First Leap-1A-Powered Airbus A320neo 
FRANKFURT—Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines took delivery of the first CFM Leap-1A powered Airbus A320neo July 19.
Bombardier Extends C Series Range  12
Bombardier says it has managed to increase the range of both the CS100 and CS300 from restricted airports.
Mitsubishi To Complete Flutter Testing Before MRJ Ferry Flight 
Mitsubishi has hired more expatriate experts to support its Seattle-based engineering center as well for as certification work at its Nagoya, Japan, headquarters, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. President Hiromichi Morimoto said.
Qatar Airways Expands With Latin American, Italian Airline Deals 
Gulf carrier Qatar Airways continues its expansion strategy: It owns 15% of IAG and now wants 10% of LATAM and 49% of Meridiana.
Airbus A380 Production Cut ‘Inevitable’  74
Market forces point to the A380's demise, sooner rather than later, although Airbus executives say they remain optimistic production will ramp up eventually.
Bregier: Airbus Gains Time To Land More A380 Orders 15
Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier believes this week’s decision to reduce production of the Airbus A380 bought the company about 2–3 years to find new orders and to continue producing its largest aircraft for a longer overall run.
Podcast: Big and Noisy Farnborough Airshow
Our editors are at the Farnborough Airshow this week. Listen in as they discuss key developments including the future of the A380 and what a middle-of-the-market airplane will look like. Also, F-35 finally made its long-awaited debut at the show and stunned our team with its hovering capabilities.
ATR CEO Proposes Re-Engining ATR-72 3
In an effort to overcome different approaches of the company’s shareholders, ATR CEO Patrick de Castelbajac is proposing a sequence of initiatives that includes re-engining the ATR 72, and could ultimately result in a new 100-seater.
Qatar Airways Looks at More Boeing 777-300ERs 6
To make up for a capacity shortfall caused by delays in the Airbus A350 delivery stream, Qatar Airways is considering an additional order for Boeing 777-300ERs, CEO Akbar Al Baker told Aviation Week.
ATR CEO Proposes Re-engining, New 100-Seater In Sequence
In an effort to overcome different approaches of the company’s shareholders, ATR CEO Patrick de Castelbajac is proposing a sequence of initiatives that includes re-engining of the ATR 72 and ultimately a new 100-seater.
 

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