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.

Dubai Airports Explores Ways To Increase DXB Capacity
Dubai Airports is looking at new technology inside the terminals and airside measures to further increase the capacity of Dubai International Airport.
FlyDubai Keeps Some All-Economy Aircraft Despite Shift To Business Class
FlyDubai plans to keep a small sub-fleet of all-economy aircraft even though its move into offering business class is considered a success according to CEO Gaith Al Gaith.
Leahy: Airbus A380neo Is 'Inevitable,' A350 Stretch Decision Nearing  58
According to Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers John Leahy, the A380neo would not only be equipped with new engines. A stretch would require a smaller tail plane for stability, thus could become lighter on a relative basis.
Airbus Goes Slow On A380neo, Like Emirates On A350/787 Order  2
Airbus gives Emirates some hope for the A380neo, while the airline considers ordering more A350s but keeps options open for the 787. Neither is acting quickly.
Qatar Airways Looks at Royal Air Maroc, Indigo Investment
“I don’t want to go and work in a climate with so much employee control on the company,” Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said at the Dubai Air Show.
Jet Airways Discloses Large Boeing 737 MAX Order 

DUBAI--Jet Airways placed an order for 75 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft at the Dubai Airshow. 


Emirates Starts Security Review In Light Of Metrojet Crash 
The crash, possibly caused by a bomb explosion, was a “game change[r] in our industry,” Emirates Airline President Tim Clark believes.
Dubai Airports Studies Ways to Increase Capacity 
The airport operator is faced with increasing congestion at the facility ahead of the expansion of Dubai World Central (DWC) as Emirates continues to grow faster than anticipated.
Qatar Looks At Royal Air Maroc, Indigo Investment 
Qatar Airways is not interested in taking a stake in a European airline, but it is looking at the option of buying into Royal Air Maroc (RAM) or Indigo.
Emirates May Study 787/A350 Order For Another Year 
The airline isn’t announcing any orders at the show because it has not made a decision on a medium-twin and because Airbus has not launched the A380neo for which Clark has been pushing.
FlyDubai Keeps All-Economy Sub-Fleet Despite Move Into Business Class 
The airline currently has 50 Boeing 737-800s. Seven are in a 189-seat single class configuration, while the rest have 12 seats in business and 162 in economy.
UFO Rejects Revised Lufthansa Offer 
The union therefore plans to continue its strikes. On Oct. 10, long-haul services from Frankfurt and Munich, as well as the entire Düsseldorf base, will be affected.
Podcast: Shrugging Off A Quiet Dubai For Orders
The last Dubai Airshow saw record-breaking orders for commercial airliners. Not so this year, but our onsite editors say that’s not necessarily something to worry about. They explain why in this report from the show.
Airbus A350 fuselage
Emirates May Study 787/A350 Order For Another Year 2
Emirates wants more airline operational data for the Airbus A350 before making a decision about an order for the type, or for more Boeing 787s, the airline's President Tim Clark said at the Dubai Air Show.
Lufthansa Faces Week-Long Cabin Crew Strike 
FRANKFURT—Following the failure of a last-minute attempt to resolve a dispute with cabin-crew union UFO...

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