Jens Flottau

Jens Flottau
Managing Editor, Commercial Aviation,
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.

Articles
Airbus Resumes Flight Tests With Pratt-Powered A320neo 
Airbus has resumed flight testing with its Pratt & Whitney (PW) PW1100G-powered A320neo, with one of the two prototypes equipped with PW engines taking flight July 27 following a three-month grounding.
Pilot Union Signals Give Lufthansa, Air France-KLM Hope 
Acceptance of Eurowings low-cost platform by union a big step forward in Lufthansa negotiations
Lufthansa, Austrian Introduce New Short-Haul Fares 
The new fare classes apply to economy travel, and with them, Lufthansa Group legacy airlines will for the first time charge a checked bag fees for its Economy Light class.
VC Proposes Concessions In Lufthansa Dispute 
The union—which has staged 12 strikes since early 2014—is in principle offering cost concessions, productivity improvements, a pay-increase pause and a higher average retirement age.
Avianca Brasil Sees Further Growth, Possible IPO 
The airline officially joined the Star Alliance on July 22, the latest step of its evolution from an air-taxi operator and regional airline to a major carrier.
TAP Wants A330neos And A321LRs For Future Long-Haul Flying  18
The revised fleet plan comes as a consequence of the airline’s takeover by a consortium that includes Azul and JetBlue Airways founder David Neeleman.
TAP Sees Significant Synergies With Azul 
Pinto told Aviation Daily at a Star Alliance event in Sao Paulo that MRO and several other functions are being analyzed for future cooperation, but he did divulge further details.
EASA Certifies ROPS For A330 
ROPS is alerting pilots to runway-overrun risks and can also interfere with braking action to keep the aircraft on the runway after landing.
TAM Cuts Brazil Domestic Capacity 
With Brazil’s economy apparently not improving, LATAM Airlines Group member TAM Brazil is cutting its domestic network significantly.
IAG Clears Final Hurdles To Aer Lingus Acquisition  2
Consolidation opportunities could be drying up in Europe, although there is still some activity for those with the resources to pursue some small regional entities.
Norwegian Returns To Profit In Second Quarter On Slower Growth 
Norwegian is sticking to its plans for limited growth in 2015 after having returned to profitability in the second quarter.
Airbus
VC’s Lufthansa Commission Elects New Speaker 
FRANKFURT—The Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) commission representing pilots in negotiations with Lufthansa has elected Benjamin Sindram as its new speaker.
Munich Airport Gets Legal Clearance For Third Runway 
FRANKFURT—Munich Airport has been legally cleared to build a third runway, but still needs political support for the contentious project.
Ryanair To Accept IAG Bid For Its Stake In Aer Lingus 
International Airlines Group (IAG) has cleared one of the last major hurdles ahead of its planned takeover of Aer Lingus after Ryanair said it will accept the group’s offer to sell its stake in the fellow Irish airline.
Norwegian Adds Boston, Spanish Domestic Routes 
The airline will start flying four daily Gatwick-Boston round-trips in May 2016. Norwegian started long-haul low-cost flights from Gatwick in 2014, with services to Los Angeles, New York and Fort Lauderdale.
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