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
IAG Ahead Of European Legacy Peers In Adjusting To Life In Low-Cost Era
The difference between IAG and other European legacies could well be that Willie Walsh is at the helm and making some bold management decisions.
Emirates A350 Talks Still Stalled After Cancellation 

Emirates is still waiting to hear back from Airbus to resume talks about a possible new order for the A350, airline CEO Tim Clark said. 

“I have expressed a wish talk about the A350 again, but there has not been a great take-up yet,” Clark said during a recent visit to Berlin. But Clark added he hopes, “that we will talk with them in the next few months.”

Airbus Launches New Beluga Version 

Airbus has decided to launch the second-generation of the Beluga, 20 years after the first flight of the first-generation outsize-cargo aircraft. 

Royal Air Maroc Faces Crucial Fleet, Alliance Decisions 
The airline—one of Africa’s biggest—underwent massive transformation in the past few years, and has returned to profitability after it made a significant loss of 500 million dirhams ($57 million) in 2011.
Emirates Can Learn From Ryanair, Clark Says 

Emirates President Tim Clark, said “there is a lot we can learn” from Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary after meeting the Irish carrier’s CEO for the first time recently at a meeting in Berlin. ”I am more aligned in my thinking with how budget carriers do their thing than with European legacy airlines,” Clark said. Clark added that “he and I think identically” about the industry and the two—who have helped their airlines transform different segments of the airline industry—plan to continue their dialogue.

Airbus Launches New Beluga Version 
The new Beluga will be based on the Airbus A330-200, while the first version of the transporter was a heavily modified version of the Airbus A300.
‘New Breed Of Managers’ Needed For A380 Success, Tim Clark Believes 10
“Risk adversity has crept into airline boards” since the early 2000s, says Emirates Airline President Tim Clark. And that has led many airlines to worry about their ability to fill A380 seats, causing them to shy away from the superjumbo.
Emirates A350 Talks Still Stalled After Cancellation 
“I have expressed a wish talk about the A350 again, but there has not been a great take-up yet,” Clark said during a recent visit to Berlin.
‘New Breed Of Managers’ Needed For A380 Success, Clark Believes 
“Risk adversity has crept into airline boards” since the early 2000s, Clark said in Berlin.
Air Berlin Announces New Restructuring Program 
The project spans two years and is supposed to deliver cost savings and revenue enhancements that will lead to a €400 million (US$498 million) improvement of its financial result.
Emirates Profit Grows Despite Runway Closure, Ebola 
Emirates CEO Sheikh Ahmad bin Saeed Al Maktoum attributed the slower increase to several external factors.
Finnair Sees A350 Improving Its Profitability From 2016 
Finnair is the first European carrier to operate the new Airbus widebody and has high hopes that the aircraft will restore its competitiveness.
 
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