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.


Podcast: Behind The Headlines At Boeing And Airbus
Listen in as Aviation Week editors discuss why Boeing’s next clean sheet airplane may be a long way off and why Airbus’ CEO is mad at a key supplier.
guy.ferneyhoug… Thu, 08/05/2021 - 09:00
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Boeing Slows All-New Aircraft Plans Amid Signs Of Market Return

By Sean Broderick Aug 04, 2021
But the outlook for next-gen airliner and engine timing—and what they will look like—is less clear now than before the COVID-19 crisis.
Aircraft & Propulsion
Airbus Moves Forward With A350 Freighter As Boeing Considers Response
Airbus has been largely absent from the new-built freighter market, leaving Boeing with a virtual monopoly for the 767F, 777F and 747-8F.
audra.avizieni… Tue, 08/03/2021 - 08:00
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Freighter Face-Off

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