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.

SIA Says Demand Trends Will Be Key For A380 Decision  86
Singapore Airlines said it will base a decision on whether to extend leases for its existing fleet of Airbus A380s on demand trends as they emerge going into 2017.
Turkey’s Authoritarian Turn Threatens Air Transport Hub Role  1
For Turkish airlines, recent political developments can only be described with one word: disastrous.
SilkAir Looks At Longer-Haul Destinations For 737-8s 
SilkAir will take delivery of its final Boeing 737-800 in October, before its first 737-8 enters service in Sept. 2017, CEO Foo Chai Woo said.
Aftermath Of Brexit, Terrorism Attacks Affect European Carriers  23
European carriers reel from drop in traffic in light of terrorist attacks and other factors that hurt what was projected to be a fairly decent financial year.
Air Berlin May Divest Leisure Business, Focus On Hub-and-Spoke 
Etihad Airways and Lufthansa have held preliminary discussions over transfer of Air Berlin’s nonhub routes to its larger rival, industry sources say.
Airlines Look Into Long-Haul Narrowbody Routes 
The use of narrowbody aircraft for long-haul routes has the potential to undermine legacy carriers’ feeder traffic.
Airlines Plan Long-Haul Narrowbody Routes  45
The use of narrowbody aircraft for long-haul routes has the potential to undermine legacy carriers’ feeder traffic.
Lufthansa, EasyJet Give Dire Outlook 
Lufthansa and EasyJet have warned several factors are having a deep impact on forward bookings and travel demand, including a series of recent terrorist attacks, the fallout of the attempted coup in Turkey, air traffic controllers’ strikes and the consequences of the U.K. vote to leave the EU (Brexit).
Lufthansa, Air Berlin In Talks Over Leisure Routes 
Air Berlin and Lufthansa have held preliminary discussions over the transfer of Air Berlin’s nonhub routes to its larger rival, industry sources said.
ATR Pushes For Reengining ATR 72  1
With shareholders disagreeing over the future of ATR, management opts for incremental aircraft improvements.
Pegasus Takes First Leap-1A-Powered Airbus A320neo 
FRANKFURT—Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines took delivery of the first CFM Leap-1A powered Airbus A320neo July 19.
Bombardier Extends C Series Range  14
Bombardier says it has managed to increase the range of both the CS100 and CS300 from restricted airports.
Mitsubishi To Complete Flutter Testing Before MRJ Ferry Flight 
Mitsubishi has hired more expatriate experts to support its Seattle-based engineering center as well for as certification work at its Nagoya, Japan, headquarters, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. President Hiromichi Morimoto said.
Qatar Airways Expands With Latin American, Italian Airline Deals 
Gulf carrier Qatar Airways continues its expansion strategy: It owns 15% of IAG and now wants 10% of LATAM and 49% of Meridiana.
Airbus A380 Production Cut ‘Inevitable’  77
Market forces point to the A380's demise, sooner rather than later, although Airbus executives say they remain optimistic production will ramp up eventually.

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