The Air Current

Eric Schulz is out as Airbus’s top salesman. Schulz, of course, was tasked with filling the biggest shoes in the industry – those of the inimitable John Leahy, whose reputation as the eminently quotable, aggressive, and remarkably effective jetliner sales chief helped give Airbus one-half of its duopoly status. Leahy was an Airbus employee for 33 years and a strategic architect of the company’s ascent.

Schulz’s tenure lasted 316 days.

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Jon Ostrower is Editor-in-chief of The Air Current. Prior to launching TAC in June 2018, Ostrower served as Aviation Editor for CNN Worldwide, guiding the network's global coverage of the business and operations of flying. Ostrower joined CNN in 2016 following four and half years at the Wall Street Journal. Based first in Chicago and then in Washington, D.C. he covered Boeing, aviation safety and the business of global aerospace. Before that, Ostrower was editor of the award-winning FlightBlogger for Flightglobal and Flight International Magazine covering the development of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and other new aircraft programs from 2007 to 2012. Ostrower, a Boston native, graduated from The George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs with a bachelor's degree in Political Communication. He is based in Seattle.

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