Jens Flottau

Executive Editor, Commercial Aviation

Frankfurt, Germany


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.


What Will Happen In The Regional Jet Market?

By Jens Flottau Apr 12, 2021
Ask the Editors: Embraer’s monopoly in regional jets could last for years, but that position is not as great as it sounds.
Aircraft & Propulsion

The Must-Win Program For Engine OEMs

By Jens Flottau Apr 01, 2021
Boeing’s proposed small widebody is the only near-term opportunity for a large new conventional engine.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Electric-Powered Aircraft Could Enter Regional Service In Five Years

By Jens Flottau Apr 01, 2021
Several airlines are exploring business cases and operational feasibility of replacing small turboprops with all-electric aircraft.