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.

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 16
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.
Airbus Looks At Larger Capacity For A350-1000 
The cabin modifications would be ready toward the end of the decade, according to Executive Vice-President Programs Didier Evrard, who is also still running the A350 program.
Person of the Year: The Notorious Mr. Putin 106
Aviation Week’s Person of the Year is the figure who had the most impact—for better or, in this case, worse—on aerospace and aviation over the year. In 2014, Putin’s actions roiled defense, space and commercial aviation.
Opinion: Initiatives To Improve Flight Tracking Should Not Eclipse Other Issues 3
While recent airline crashes in Asia are creating pressure for improved tracking of flights, other initiatives to prevent crashes are arguably more important.
Airbus Sees 1,000-Aircraft Market For A321LR 2
One approach to long-range ‘replacements’ for the venerable 757 is clearly defined with Airbus’s launch of its A321LR model.
Airbus Looks At Larger Capacity For A350-1000 9
The cabin modifications would be ready toward the end of the decade, according to Executive Vice-President Programs Didier Evrard.
Airbus Launches Long-Range A321neo Version 11
Airbus has formally launched a long range version of the A321 with a 97 ton maximum take-off weight.
Airbus Keeps Orders, Deliveries At High Level 9
Airbus slightly increased its aircraft output in 2014 as orders remained at a very high level. The manufacturer delivered 629 aircraft last year, three more than in 2013. It recorded net orders for 1,456 aircraft compared to 1,503 a year earlier.
Fernandes’s Low-Cost AirAsia Venture Tested By QZ8501 Accident 
The fast-growing airline conglomerate is facing its most serious crisis in the crash of Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501.
Jan 26, 2015

New Photos: Chilled Lightning 1

F-35 begins extreme climate testing....More
Jan 23, 2015

When Lockheed Martin Won The JSF Award (2001) 13

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
Jan 21, 2015

Peru Goes Dutch For SAR Helicopters

Peru will buy three used AB-412 search and rescue (SAR) helicopters from the Netherlands, Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert informed parliament Jan. 19....More
Jan 20, 2015

Belgian Army Patrols City Streets

It was not a long weekend like it was in the States, but I felt the presence of the Belgian army on the streets of Brussels Jan. 17 when I saw a Light Multirole Vehicle bristling with antennas turn the corner on Rue Royale and drive past the parliament....More
Jan 20, 2015

RNLAF F-35s Go To Edwards Air Force Base

Two Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35s flew to Edwards Air Force Base Jan. 16 for the operational test and evaluation phase....More
Jan 20, 2015

The Case Of The Missing F-117 Parts (2001) 1

How AW&ST found out what had happened to the remains of a shot-down F-117....More

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