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.


Airbus Moves Ahead With A321XLR Definition  3
Boeing’s new midmarket airplane plan spurs Airbus to accelerate development of Airbus’ longest-range narrowbody.
Boeing And Embraer Plan Holistic Partnership 
Proposed Boeing-Embraer joint venture will go beyond the product-based Airbus acquisition of Bombardier’s C Series, say executives.
Hi Fly: Airbus A380 Demand Exceeds Expectations 
Hi Fly has received “hundreds of requests” for its first Airbus A380 and plans to announce the first customer for the wet-lease aircraft “in the next few days,” according to CEO Paulo Mirpuri.
AirAsia X Orders 34 More Airbus A330neos 
AirAsia X placed a firm order for 34 additional A330-900s and renegotiated the terms of a previous commitment for 66 of the aircraft.
Kuwait’s Wataniya Confirms A320neo Commitment 
Kuwait-based Wataniya Airways has firmed up an order for the 25 Airbus A320neo family aircraft at the Farnborough Air Show and indicated it is looking at further aircraft acquisitions.

VietJet Interested In Longer Range Airbus A321neos, Widebodies 
Vietnamese LCC VietJet indicated it is seriously looking at the Airbus A321LR, the long-range version of the A321neo that will enter service later this year, as well as the proposed A321XLR.
ATR CEO Optimistic About Iran Air Resolution 
ATR CEO Christian Scherer said he is “reasonably optimistic” the turboprop manufacturer can resolve the issues related to new Iran sanctions imposed by the U.S. government that have affected its pending deliveries to Iran Air.
Podcast: The Tempest of Farnborough
Aviation Week Network editors discuss highlights and lowlights at the Farnborough Airshow, including Britain’s future fighter vision: is it a storm in a teacup, or will it really happen?
Embraer Wins Commitments for As Many As 300 E1 And E2 Family Aircraft 3
Embraer Commercial Aviation president and CEO John Slattery sees strong momentum for both the E1 and E2 aircraft families now that the company signed commitments for up to 300 additional aircraft.
Republic Order Highlights Embraer’s Strong Farnborough 
FARNBOROUGH—Embraer Commercial Aviation CEO John Slattery said he sees strong momentum for both the E-Jet E1 and E2 aircraft families now that the company has signed commitments for up to 300 additional aircraft at the Farnborough Airshow.
Neeleman To Launch New U.S. Airline With Airbus A220s 
David Neeleman—the founder of JetBlue Airways and Azul Brazilian Airlines—said the Airbus A220-300’s superior range capability was the key factor in the fleet decision for a new U.S.-based startup airline for which he has put together a group of investors.
Airbus Aims For Speedy A321LR Upgrade To Challenge NMA  6
Airbus is trying to move fast into the middle of the market segment with further A321neo improvements in an effort to make the business case for Boeing’s proposed new mid-market aircraft (NMA) even more challenging.
Boeing Could Be Big In Brazil
The prospective partnership between Boeing and Embraer will spawn new aircraft models and could be approved months sooner than earlier reports have suggested.
What's New On The Embraer E2
Embraer is showcasing its E190-E2 in shark livery at the 2018 Farnborough Airshow. Watch as our editors discuss the upgrades to the original model and Embraer's business focus.
Macquarie Adds Airbus A320neo To Portfolio 
Macquarie AirFinance Group placed a firm order for 20 Airbus A320neos, its first order for the latest A320 generation.
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