The Air Current

Journalism that details not just “what” is happening, but answers “why” is more important than ever. Here's what's coming next.


Jon Ostrower
The Air Current

Summer 2018 will bring the launch of The Air Current.

This all-new digital publication will build on my experience and reporting over the last decade from FlightBlogger and Flightglobal to The Wall Street Journal and CNN.

When I set about this new adventure, I promised I would spend this time listening – listening to my colleagues, my friends and to the aviation community. And every sign and signal pointed in the same direction: Up.

The Air Current will delve deeply into the world of global aviation. Coverage that details not just “what” is happening, but answers “why” is more important than ever.

The goal is to make you a smarter leader, investor, researcher, problem solver and an even more passionate follower of this industry.

The business of moving people and things by air is constantly evolving. A mature industry is reshaping the landscape. Consolidation is the dominant trend, commodification an inescapable reality.

But more people than ever are flying, and there’s unprecedented demand for new professionals to make this extraordinary global system run safely and efficiently.

That incredible need is cast against the backdrop of advanced automation that is transforming manufacturing and how we’ll fly. The line between the established players and the newcomers is quickly blurring as electric propulsion is unlocking new concepts of flight. And a new industrial superpower is rapidly rising in Asia to both fuel and challenge Boeing and Airbus.

The Air Current will give you valuable reporting you won’t see anywhere else – scoops and deep dives into these strategic trends.

At first, The Air Current will launch in beta. The goal is to build the next generation of how we cover the business of getting off the ground.

This will not, however, be a free or ad-supported undertaking. The goal is not clicks, but rather support from readers like you. The philosophy behind the model is simple: sustainable and inclusive.

I’ll share more about the product and subscription pricing in the weeks to come, but suffice it to say, it will be less each day than the tip for your morning coffee.

So, in the meantime, this page will be quieter as The Air Current gets ready to kick-off ahead of the Farnborough Air Show in July. Please follow @jonostrower and @theaircurrent on Twitter for updates as launch nears and sign up here to receive updates. Stay tuned.

I’m unbelievably excited about what we’re going to do together.

Thank you.

Onward,

Jon Ostrower
May 29, 2018

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  • Holly Hegeman

    Congratulations! This idea sounds vaguely familiar! 🙂 Can’t wait to hear more!

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  • Andrew Ponzoni

    Jon–Good luck in your new endeavor. Very much looking forward to it.

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  • Matt Brelis

    Congrats Jon! i will be an avid reader

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  • Bruce Baker

    Congratulations, I know it will be a super success!

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  • Thom Patterson

    Sign me up! Can’t wait to see what’s in store, Jon!

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  • John Schramm

    Congrats Jon. This will be a great industry resource.

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  • Katie Connell

    Great news Jon! Looking forward to it!

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  • Pablo Ortega

    The best of success! You have a partner on this side of the Americas. Regards.

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  • Christine Negroni

    Best of luck Jon.

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  • Vishal Mehra

    Best wishes always Jon

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  • Devesh Agarwal

    Congratulations and best wishes to The Air Current Jon. And please let me know whenever you need some information on Indian aviation. Some crazy things happening in the world’s 2nd fastest growing aviation market.

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  • Yasuhiko Obara

    Congratulations! Good luck.

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  • Bert C

    Although I don’t think you’ll need it … i’ll offer the requisite “best of luck” wellwishes … how about “break a leg!” You go Jon!!

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  • Andy H

    This is gonna be good…

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  • Ray Maker

    Jon, wish you all the best with this new adventure keep up the great work.

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  • WR

    A subscription only based model will severely reduce your audience size. How is allowing only readers that subscribe being “inclusive”? It seems quite the opposite. I hope you change your mind.

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  • Andrew Boydston

    Congratulations on a launch of The Air Currents. It should be a smooth ride.

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