Jens Flottau

Executive Editor, Commercial Aviation

Frankfurt, Germany


Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Jens is executive editor and leads Aviation Week Network’s global team of journalists covering commercial aviation.

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.


Daily Memo: Pay Attention To Details, Environmental Defense Fund Warns Industry

By Jens Flottau Dec 02, 2022
Airbus Summit attendees were urged to focus on the emerging problems of hydrogen leakage and a lack of standards, applicable also to sustainable aviation fuels.
Emerging Technologies

Aerospace Moving Too Slowly On Sustainability, Faury Says

By Jens Flottau Nov 30, 2022
Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury warned the aerospace industry is not moving fast enough.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Podcast: Airbus Outlines The Future Of Sustainable Air Travel

By Karen Walker Nov 30, 2022
Listen in as Aviation Week editors report from the Airbus Summit in Toulouse.
Air Transport