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.


Airbus, Qatar Airways Conflict Escalates With A321neo Order Termination
In a highly unusual move Airbus has terminated a Qatar Airways order for 50 A321neos.
guy.ferneyhoug… Fri, 01/21/2022 - 12:29
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Evolving Embraer Sells Its European Industrial Site

By Jens Flottau Jan 21, 2022
Brazilian OEM hopes the facility can attract business from other OEMs under new ownership, reducing its exposure in aircraft components.
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Podcast: What Could Go Wrong In 2022

Jan 14, 2022
As the aerospace industry learns to live with COVID, it faces other big challenges from a stressed supply chain to geopolitical disruptions. Listen in as our editors discuss.