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  • Boeing’s CFO, Greg Smith, is retiring. He had amassed a slate of responsibilities that had effectively made him as close to being CEO without actually getting the title.
  • Aviation is now multi-planetary. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s helicopter, Ingenuity, successfully took flight on Mars.
  • A new COVID-19 variant is ravaging India. The country had more cases on Monday than were found in the next 11 countries combined. The air travel link to and inside the planet’s second most populous nation is at extreme risk.
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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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