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
Qatar Maintains Orders After Blockade, Firms Up 737-8 Commitment 2
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker ruled out aircraft cancellations after four Middle Eastern countries blocked the airline from using their airspace, but the airline will start redeploying capacity to new destinations.
Airbus Details A380-plus Modifications 16
Changes designed for the Airbus A380-plus upgrade package will be available for entry into service by 2020, according to A380 marketing head Frank Vermeire.
GECAS Orders Many A320neos 
GECAS has placed an order for 100 Airbus A320neo-family aircraft on the opening day of the Paris Air Show.
Airbus Spells Out A380-plus Modifications 
Changes designed for the Airbus A380-plus upgrade package will be available for entry into service by 2020, according to A380 marketing head Frank Vermeire.
Airspace by Airbus in an A330neo.
Airbus Launches A320 Airspace Interior 
The full Airspace package is expected to be available in 2020, and can be retrofitted on in-service aircraft.
Amid Blockade, Qatar Not Cancelling Orders 
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker has ruled out aircraft order cancellations after four Middle Eastern countries blocked the airline from using their airspace.
Airbus Launches A380-plus Development Study 68
​Airbus is offering its customers an enhanced version of the A380 dubbed the A380-plus, seeking to regain market traction with its biggest aircraft.
ATR Offers Package to Enhance ATR 42 Short Takeoffs
ATR is ready to offer a package enhancing short takeoff and landing capabilities of the ATR 42. What CEO Christian Scherer describes as “a substantial piece of work” will allow the STOL version to land on and take off from runways as short as 2,625 ft.
New Narrowbodies Rule at Paris Air Show 1
New narrowbodies dominate at Paris this year, as Airbus and Boeing face continue weakness in demand for their “Show”ier widebody jets.
Study Says More Range But Not Much More Capacity Needed For NMA 47
Airlines not only want the aircraft, they want it fast—around two-thirds would ideally like to take delivery by 2021, years before the earliest realistic entry-into-service dates the manufacturers can offer.
Study Says Not Much More Capacity Needed For NMA 
Airlines not only want the aircraft, they want it fast .
Air Berlin Predicts Operating Profit; Needs New Investors 
The carrier has also applied for loan guarantees from the German federal government, as well as the states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Berlin (where Air Berlin’s main bases in Dusseldorf and Berlin, respectively, are located).
ATR Offers Enhanced ATR 42 STOL Capabilities  3
Scherer is more confident that stable production at 80-85 aircraft per year can continue into 2018.
ATR 42-600.
Airframer Offers STOL Version Of ATR 42 
What CEO Christian Scherer describes as “a substantial piece of work” will allow the aircraft to land on and take off from runways as short as 800 m (2,625 ft.).
Lufthansa Moving Some A380s To Munich 
The shift will become effective in March 2018.
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