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
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.
Airbus Halves A380 Production 30
Airbus is making a large cut to its A380 output, as the manufacturer continues to struggle with securing additional sales for its largest aircraft.
Qatar Airways Buys 10% Stake In LATAM Airlines
Qatar Airways is buying a 10% stake in LATAM Airlines, continuing the Gulf carrier’s strategy to acquire minority stakes in large international airlines.
Boeing To Decide On Midsize Aircraft, 777X Stretch 10
Boeing chairman and CEO Dennis Muilenberg says the company is getting “a lot of customer feedback” on the so-called middle-of-the-market aircraft, but believes the company still has “time to decide.”
GoAir Orders 72 More A320neos
Indian low-cost carrier GoAir has doubled its commitment for Airbus A320neos.
Airbus At The Farnborough Airshow
It’s been a good start for Airbus at the Farnborough Airshow, but the question over whether it will further stretch the A350 is still to be answered.
Airlines Indicate What They Want In MOM Aircraft  2
An Aviation Week/Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey of airlines reveals how technologically challenging it would be for a manufacturer to launch a middle-market aircraft.
Airbus Details Status Of Possible A350-2000 20
Airbus plans to make a decision before the end the year whether or not to launch a further stretch of the Airbus A350-1000.
Virgin Atlantic Commits To Airbus A350-1000 2
Virgin Atlantic placed an order for eight Airbus A350-1000s on the opening day of the Farnborough Airshow.
Analysis: What Airlines Want In Middle-Market Aircraft  27
An Aviation Week/Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey of airlines reveals how technologically challenging it would be for a manufacturer to launch a middle-market aircraft.
 

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