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.

Singapore Airlines Lobbying For More Open Indian Aviation Policy 
“The 5/20 rule is a disadvantage for Indian airlines,” CEO Goh Choon Phong said in an interview at the Star Alliance Chief Executive Board meeting here.
Ethiopian Continues Long-Haul Fleet Replacement, Route Growth 
The arrival of the A350s will also enable the airline to continue growing its Addis Abbaba hub, CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said in an interview at the Star Alliance Chief Executive Board meeting here.
SpiceJet Gets Some Help, But Pressure For Turnaround Still High 
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) agreed not to terminate overdue-credit facilities for another ten days.
New Eurowings Will Operate Fleet Of Over 100 Aircraft
Lufthansa making substantial changes to its strategy and plans to attack low-cost and Gulf carriers head-on with a new division.
Airbus Discusses Long-range A321 With Key Customers 
With 757 retirements looming, Airbus promotes new version of A320neo to fill the gap, citing range and cost advantages over Boeing models.
Airlines Signal Demand For Long-range Narrowbody 1
As their 757s are being retired, airlines are seeking a replacement; so far, the proposed long-range Airbus A321neo is attracting the most interest.
Boeing Revisits Past In Hunt For 737/757 Successors 6
Will Boeing repeat history by using the parallel 757-767 development model to answer the long-running 737/757 replacement question and, if so, why? The answers lie in the way the 757 and 767 satisfy vastly different markets yet share key design features.
German Authorities Clear Etihad’s Air Berlin Investment 
Germany’s transport ministry stated the decision will be formally issued in the coming days. Conditions include a requirement for the majority of board members to be EU nationals. The Air Berlin Chairman also has to be European, and the airline must submit full transcripts of board meetings to LBA.
Airbus Still Plans To Deliver First A350 In 2014 
Evrard said at the company’s global investor forum he has been “perhaps a little too optimistic” when the delivery ceremony for Qatar Airways was scheduled for Dec. 13.
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