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 Berlin Faces Codesharing Decision, Further Restructuring 
Air Berlin is entering a week of decisions crucial for its survival as the airline finalizes its latest restructuring plan and awaits the renewal of important codesharing rights with partner Etihad Airways.
Fastjet Suffers From Zambia, Zimbabwe Delays 
Fastjet is revising its 2015 guidance downward, after economic downturns in key markets and significant delays in establishing new bases in the southern African cities of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Beluga XL Design Frozen, Airbus Says 4
Airbus will likely operate two types of outsize cargo aircraft—the Beluga and Beluga XL—given rising narrowbody-production rates, the airframer says.
Why Boeing Cannot Decide Now On 757 Successor  48
While Airbus focuses on A320neo to address middle-of-the-market for commercial aircraft, options for Boeing are less clear and will take time to sort out.
Lufthansa Seeks €500 Million in Savings 
German carrier wants to monetize synergies created by its acquisition of three airlines.
Lufthansa Realigns Business Units, Flattens Management Structure  1
Lufthansa is making sweeping changes to its leadership structure in an effort to become more competitive in both the legacy and LCC segments.
Etihad Raises $500 Million In International Funds 
Etihad Airways has secured $500 million in new funds for itself and several of its international airline affiliates in its first attempt at establishing a joint financing instrument for the group.
Airbus's First U.S. Final Assembly Line Opens  15
European manufacturer plans to deliver its first U.S.-assembled A321 in April 2016, and expand production to other types.
Airbus Opens First Final Assembly Line In The U.S. 
Airbus is facing a delay of several weeks in completing production stations at its new final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama, but says it will catch up on the delay in the coming months.
Airbus Extends Commercial Production Reach With Alabama Plant  2
Perception matters. And the fact that Airbus is now building civil aircraft in the U.S.” puts it alongside Boeing or Lockheed Martin as a prime,” aerospace analysts say.
Bregier: Airbus Wants To Be A Global Manufacturer  6
With its foothold firmly in the U.S. as well as China, Airbus is on its way to achieving its expansion goals. President/CEO Fabrice Bregier discusses the ramifications of these moves.
Court Rules Lufthansa Pilots Cannot Strike Because Of Eurowings Plans  4
German pilots union loses its biggest weapon in what has become a power struggle over control of the country’s most dominant airline.
VC Offers Lufthansa New Talks 
German pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) offered to resume negotiations with Lufthansa one day after a labor court declared the two-day strike earlier this week was illegal.
Lufthansa Pilots Forced To Stop Strike After Court Ruling 
A German court decision to declare the current Lufthansa pilot strike illegal could become a turning point in the most bitter dispute yet between the airline and its employees.

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