Jens Flottau

Jens Flottau
Managing Editor, Commercial Aviation, Aviation Week & Space Technology,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

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.

Emirates to Stretch 777X Deliveries, Change 787 Order
Emirates airline is in talks with Boeing to spread out deliveries of the Boeing 777X over a longer period of time and will likely switch to the 787-9 from the larger -10.
Key Airlines Disagree On Long-Haul Low-Cost Strategies
If there is one thing that players in the long-haul low-cost sector agree on, it is that there is a market for such services.
Airbus CEO Faury Warns Tariffs Would Be A ‘Disaster’ 
Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury warns that the introduction of tariffs in aerospace as a result of the two World Trade Organization (WTO) cases against the European Union and the U.S. would be “just a disaster.”
Commercial Airliner Programs To Watch 
Among commercial aircraft, the Boeing 737 MAX drama is drawing a lot of attention. But other programs are nearing important milestones or launch decisions as well.
Wideroe’s Embraer E2s Demonstrate High Reliability And Low Fuel Burn 
Embraer’s Slattery says many of the goals set for entry into service have been exceeded, but he concedes there have been some "small learnings."
Hybrids Considered For Regional Market As Incumbents Look At Options 
The next-generation regional turboprop may be smaller aircraft powered by a new wave of hybrid-electric propulsion systems.
MAX Grounding Challenges Both Boeing’s Present And Future  8
Resources diverted to fix MAX could lead to new-product delays; expanded MAX family’s debut also pushed back.
Airbus’ CEO Discusses Plans For Its Commercial And Military Lines  1
Guillaume Faury became CEO of Airbus in April 2019 after about one year heading Airbus Commercial.
Next Narrowbody Timing Hinges On MAX Comeback  10
The fate of the Boeing 737 MAX will have a major influence on Boeing’s product strategy; it may have to start development of a new narrowbody sooner.
As Airline Profits Drop, Industry Expects Soft Landing 
IATA was forced to cut the 2019 earnings forecast for its members by more than 20%, with positive headwinds such as low fuel prices shifting.
Airbus Sales Chief ‘Not Worried’ About Slowdown 
Airbus CCO Christian Scherer says he is “not worried about a slowdown” in aircraft demand in spite of lower airline profitability and the risk of trade wars.
Embraer’s Slattery Sees ‘Very Soft Landing’ For Airline Industry 
The airline industry may have been posting lower profits of late, but the slowdown is still “two to three years into the softest landing I have ever seen in 30 years,” Embraer Commercial Aviation CEO John Slattery said.
Airbus Sales Chief “Not Worried” About Slowdown  4
Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christian Scherer says he is “not worried about a slowdown” in aircraft demand in spite of lower airline profitability and the risk of trade wars.
Emirates Commits To 787 Despite Airbus Widebody Deal 
Emirates Airline will stick to its large commitment for Boeing 787-10s in spite of its recent decision to also order Airbus A330-900s and A350-900s.
Emirates’ Clark Dubious 737 MAX Will Fly Globally By Year-End 

SEOUL – Emirates Airline President Tim Clark said that he would be “surprised” if the Boeing 737 MAX would be back flying globally “before Christmas.”

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