The Future of Commercial Wide Body Airplanes
Some analysts say it will be a very long time (if ever) before the wide body returns to its production volume of the past. The airlines have an increased interest in using single aisle aircraft for even international flights. Yet at least one major airline has said that it still considers wide bodies a major part of its fleet.
What is the likely future of the wide body.? Come and hear from Jens Flottau, the Aviation Week expert on wide bodies.
Executive Editor, Commercial Aviation, Aviation Week Network
Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Jens Flottau 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.