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  • Qantas, KLM, Transavia, Air France and Singapore Airlines all picked Airbus this week and the A220-500 is now considered “highly likely”. What does this mean for the never-ending chess game with Boeing?
  • The pandemic gave Mitsubishi the opportunity to take the SpaceJet off the launch pad. Now, there are conflicting signs that suggest it may another chance at life.
  • Heavier-than-air flight turns 118 today. The milestone is part of our human mythology and a marker of the incredible pace of human progress.
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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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