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
The way the EC is arguing its case should not only worry Lufthansa, but others European players that either want to acquire a carrier or want to be acquired.
Airlines & Lessors

By Jens Flottau
A Boeing engineer has come forward to challenge claims made by the OEM on the long-term safety of the 787, sparking a new round of scrutiny for the beleaguered manufacturer. Aviation Week editors break it all down.
Check 6

By Jens Flottau
The industry must be allowed to grow in order to self-finance its transition to greater sustainability—but it must do so responsibly.
Safety, Ops & Regulation