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.


By Jens Flottau
Particularly for the Project Sunrise London route, it will be key for Airbus not to incur any significant weight penalties because of the fuel tank redesign.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Jens Flottau
Management changes at three of IAG's Spanish airlines come as the group continued its fast recovery of profits, which exceeded pre-pandemic levels in 2023.
Airlines & Lessors

By Jens Flottau
MTU Aero Engines continues to seek financial compensation from its partner Pratt & Whitney after GTF-related costs led to the German company's first ever loss.
Aircraft & Propulsion