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AirwaysNews.com (RSS: http://airwaysnews.com/html/feed), the joint venture of Airchive.com and Airways Magazine, is a continuously updated, forward leaning source of news, features, and information for the vibrant and ever-changing commercial aviation industry. Coverage includes everything from breaking news and analysis to first flight coverage, aircraft rollouts, investigative series, profile Q&As, planespotting and more. Since its 2003 launch as Airchive.com, the site has amassed a full team of aviation expert reporters who tackle this industry from all over the world. Check out AirwaysNews.com’s experts in Forbes, The Washington Post, Business Insider, CNET and Skift, among others.

Chris Sloan

Chris Sloan

President & Founder, Airchive.com & 2CMedia

Chris Sloan, the founder of Airchive.com, has been an airline enthusiast, or #AvGeek, since he was 5 years old. Over the years, he amassed an extensive collection of aviation memorabilia and photos. In early February 2003, he decided to share this collection with the world and created Airchive.com. Sloan is president and founder of a major television production and promotion company, 2C Media which produces TV shows and promos for many national cable and broadcast networks. Occasionally, 2C and Sloan produce programming that appeals to his passion of flying such as "International Airport 24/7: Miami" on the Travel Channel and overseeing the TLC documentary on the building of the Airbus A-380 featuring John Travolta. Previously, Sloan has held senior level executive positions with NBC, TLC, and USA Networks. He has never worked in the airline industry professionally, which perhaps explains his passion. In his other life, Sloan is an avid married dad of 2 boys, decent off-shore fisherman, aspiring BBQ grill master, and all around tech geek. Feel free to reach out to us in a number of ways: email: chris.sloan@2cmedia.com phone: 305-672-8229 X11 twitter: @airchive Facebook: www.facebook.com/Airchive

Enrique Perrella

Enrique Perrella

Associate Editor

Enrique Perrella is a Senior Correspondent at Airchive.com, based between Caracas, Venezuela and Miami, Florida. Enrique holds a Bachelors Degree in Airline Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Masters Degree in Aviation Business Administration (MBA) from LUISS Business School in Rome, Italy. He is also a Commercial Pilot with type ratings in different aircraft, among which his favorite is the Gulfstream Twin Commander 1000, which he flies regularly between Venezuela and the U.S. Enrique is founder and president of Venezuela’s first and only Aviation Photography/News organization, SVZM Aero. He has covered, since 2009, all editions of the Le Bourget, Paris, and Berlin Air Shows, and unique events such as the delivery flight of Turkish Airlines’ first Boeing 777-300ER from Seattle to Istanbul and the re-inaugural ANA Boeing 787 flight from San Jose to Tokyo. His work has been published in worldwide publications, such as Airliner World Magazine, Airliners Magazine, Avion Revue, Aero Magazine and Airchive.com. Enrique’s passion for aviation began a few days after he was born, when his father bought him a VIASA DC-10 model that was much bigger – and heavier – than him. Follow him on Instagram (enrique77w) and connect via his Facebook page. Reach him via email at eperrella@svzm.aero.

Vinay Bhaskara

Vinay Bhaskara

Senior Business Analyst

Vinay Bhaskara is an aviation analyst based in Chicago, United States. He primarily covers airlines of the Americas, Bombardier, Embraer, ATR, and other secondary manufacturers. His insight and expertise has landed him in major publications from the Seattle PI to the Wall St Journal, and on industry publications from airline filings to ALPA. Follow him on Twitter: @TheABVinay or reach him via email at Vinay.Bhaskara@Airchive.com.

Luis Linares

Luis Linares

Correspondent

Luis Linares was born in NYC and grew up in Colombia, where he was exposed to commercial aviation from a very early age. He also lived in South Florida, prior to attending the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, and then served in the U.S. Air Force for twenty years. He is fluent in Spanish and Brazilian-Portuguese and has almost two million miles of domestic and international travel under his belt. Luis has been a lifelong commercial aviation enthusiast and joined our team in April 2014. He has covered airplane, airport, and route news and has also written various trip reports and passenger experience pieces. Follow him on Twitter @LUISFERLINARES, or email him at Luis.Linares@airchive.com

Mike Slattery

Mike Slattery

Correspondent

By day, Mike Slattery is Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies and Professor in the School of Geology, Energy, and the Environment at Texas Christian University, USA. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Oxford, England. Originally from South Africa, Mike is an internationally-trained geographer and environmental scientist who has written more than 80 scientific articles and a book on a range of environmental issues, from human impacts on rivers systems to the socio-economic impacts of large scale wind farms. But he is also an AvGeek with a particular interest in (and extensive collection of) airline menus. Mike’s work takes him all over the globe to landscapes as diverse as the cloud forests of Costa Rica to the game reserves of southern Africa. At last count, he had flown more than 1.2 million miles, equivalent to being in the air 102.6 days or 5.1 x the distance to the moon. “I’ll never understand how an airliner gets off the ground, but I sure love being in them!” He lives with his family in Fort Worth.

Howard Slutsken

Howard Slutsken

Contributor

Howard Slutsken has been an AvGeek since he was a kid, watching Trans-Canada Airlines Super Connies, Viscounts, Vanguards & DC-8s at Montreal's Dorval Airport in the early '60s. He worked at Toronto International Airport in the 1970's as a "Ramp Rat", and got his Private Pilot's licence in 1980. He's added floatplane and glider ratings along the way, and will drop everything if he gets an opportunity to go flying. Howard is based in Vancouver BC, and operates a Communications and Marketing Consultancy, Wingborn Ltd. He's also Senior Correspondent for AirlineReporter.com. Follow him @HowardSlutsken and hist site at howard@wingborn.ca

Taylor Michie

Taylor Michie

Contributor

Taylor Michie is the founder and media director at Racing Winds Media, and the editor-in-chief at Arteko: the exploration collective. Prior to joining Airchive.com, he ran The Racing Winds Blog, where his aviation and sailing coverage attracted readers in 140 countries and territories worldwide. Passionate about all things travel, Taylor most enjoys exploring new places, but you can find him sailing on the Chesapeake Bay when not on the road. Currently based in Washington, DC, Taylor will relocate to New York City in the fall to study International Relations at Fordham University. Follow him on Twitter @racingwinds or reach him at Taylor.Michie@airchive.com

Jason Rabinowitz

Jason Rabinowitz

Special Correspondent

Jason Rabinowitz pictured on an American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER Delivery Flight after just winning keys to the plane. Jason is the New York based co-editor of the phenomenally popular NYCAviation website, a contributor to the industry-leading and B2B publication APEX Association specializing in the passenger experience, a lead correspondent to AirlineReporter.com, a plane spotter extraordinaire, and a very active member of the #AvGeek Twittersphere @AirlineFlyer. See more of Jason’s work at AviationPhotographic.com and on his AirlineFlyer Facebook page. Come for the planes, but stay for the dry wit!

Benjamin Bearup

Benjamin Bearup

Correspondent

Benjamin has had a love for aviation since he was born. Being from Atlanta, Georgia, Ben is accustom to life around the World’s Busiest Airport (Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport). Being the Grand-Nephew of the late aviation legend Stuart M. Speiser, the lead attorney for the relatives of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland and author of more 15 aviation and law books, you could say aviation runs in his blood. In his spare time, Benjamin enjoys plane spotting, travelling, tweeting, and writing for his personal sports blog covering athletics at the University of Kentucky. Benjamin specializes in the development of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the Airbus A350. His favorite aviation experience was taking part of Aviation Geek Fest (#AGF14) in the Seattle metropolitan area in February of 2014 and attending the grand opening of Delta’s Flight Museum. You can follow Benjamin on Twitter @TheAviationBeat

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