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.

Delta Takes First A350 In Slow U.S. Widebody Market  47

FRANKFURT—Delta Air Lines on July 13 took delivery of its first Airbus A350-900, the first of the model to be delivered to a North American customer.

London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5.
O’Leary Sees Prospect Of ‘No Flights Between UK and EU’  2
Airlines and regulators are quickly running out of time to find answers for the multiple legal questions raised by Brexit, industry officials warned at a European Parliament hearing in Brussels.
Eurowings Opens Second Long-Haul Base 
Eurowings will base three Airbus A330-200s, which currently reside at Cologne Bonn Airport, in Munich.
Enders Consolidates Power As Airbus Integrates  8
Following the Airbus group reorganization, Tom Enders effectively has his old job back, while keeping his overall responsibilities as group CEO.
Frankfurt Airport To Open Low-Cost Terminal 
The facility will be able to handle up to 6 million passengers a year, said Stefan Schulte, CEO of airport operator Fraport.
Qatar Airways Cancels Four A350-900 Orders 
Qatar Airways has made the first cancellations to its large Airbus A350 orders, as Airbus continues to struggle with significant delivery delays.
Frode Foss Resigns At Norwegian 
The decision sent shares down by almost 10%, reflecting investors’ concerns over the move.
Electronics Ban Ends For Emirates And Turkish Airlines 
Qatar Airways is the last of the four big carriers in the Middle East that still falls under the U.S. electronics ban.
Airbus To Expand Tianjin Production 

Airbus will start assembling Airbus A320neo-family aircraft at its Chinese final assembly line in Tianjin.

CEO Takes Control Of Aircraft Sales 
FRANKFURT—Airbus is making deep changes to the way its leadership is organized, and strengthening the role of CEO Tom Enders.
In Major Strategy Change, Air Berlin Drops Tegel Hub Idea 
Air Berlin is finally giving up the idea of operating a hub at its home airport, Berlin Tegel.
Airlines Welcome Electronics-Security Decision 
The IATA welcomed the decision by the U.S. Homeland Security Department to not impose a ban on electronic devices in carry-on luggage, but said new security measures will be challenging to implement.
Skywise To Harness Big Data For Airbus And Operators  1
New data-gathering-and-sharing operation will bring benefits to all who participate, Airbus asserts, from carriers to suppliers to financial services.
Qatar Proposal For American Airlines Stake Forces A Look At Priorities 
Qatar Airways’ plan to invest in American Airlines may make commercial sense, but will be hard to implement.
ATR Advanced Vision Development In Full Swing 
The regional turboprop OEM is meeting with success on a number of fronts, including its advanced vision systems products.
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