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.


New Airbus CEO Faury Faces Crucial Strategy Decisions  2
Despite many other candidates both in and out of Airbus, it is Faury who is left standing and will lead Airbus from April 2019.
Airbus Appoints Faury To Become CEO In April 2019 
Airbus has completed its ongoing leadership transition by naming Guillaume Faury its new CEO.
Airbus Names Faury New CEO 
Airbus is completing its ongoing leadership transition by naming Guillaume Faury its new CEO.
Lufthansa Centering Its Growth Plans, Large Aircraft In Munich 
Lufthansa intends to implement most of its expansion plans for 2019 at its Munich hub and is preparing to transfer more large aircraft to that base.
Why A Rumored Emirates-Etihad Merger May Never Really Happen  2
On paper and under the right conditions a merger would make perfect sense, but those conditions are unlikely anytime soon.
Airbus Wins EASA Certification For A330-900 Widebody Neo 
EASA has issued the type certificate for the A330-900, one of the two models of the A330neo family, clearing the way for entry-into-service of Airbus’ latest widebody model this year.
Lufthansa Shrinks CityLine To Expand Air Dolomiti 
Lufthansa Group is implementing a major shift in its regional airline portfolio: expanding its Italian subsidiary Air Dolomiti and adjusting the role of CityLine.
Lufthansa To Take Control Of Eurowings’ Long-Haul Network 
Lufthansa is preparing to take over planning and control of Eurowings’ long-haul network, as the subsidiary’s role in the segment evolves.
Nigeria Abandons Announced Plan For National Carrier 
Nigeria has given up on plans to establish a national carrier.
Superjet Faces Western Airline Pushback, But Aeroflot Wants More SSJs 
With poor spares availability, Interjet wants to reduce its Superjet fleet, and Brussels Airlines is looking for wet-lease alternatives.
Schulz Departure Adds To Complex Airbus Leadership Turnover  1
Airbus promotes company veteran Christian Scherer to the key post of sales chief, following Eric Schulz’s unexpected resignation.
Scherer Replaces Schulz As Airbus Chief Commercial Officer 
Airbus is facing more leadership turmoil after CCO Eric Schulz resigned Sept. 13 after just nine months in the role.
Vibration Issue Shakes Pratt-powered A320neo Fleet  2
Some operators of Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-powered A320neos are facing a new snag—unusually high engine vibration in the climb phase. Pratt indicated a fix may be identified by year-end.
Norwegian Drops Singapore Flight, Slowing Asia Expansion 
Norwegian plans to drop its only service to Southeast Asia early next year in what will be a major hit for the airline’s ambitious plans to expand its Asian traffic.
Norwegian May Drop Orders, While JetBlue Mulls Transatlantic Move 
Low-cost carriers have grown rapidly across the Atlantic, but not without some financial pain involved.
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