AirwaysNews.com (RSS: http://airwaysnews.com/html/feed), the strategic alliance 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, plane spotting 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.
Founder of AirwaysNews.com as Airchive, Sloan is a veteran reporter and aviation expert with a keen historical bent, having appeared in Forbes, USA Today, CNN, Airways Magazine, Business Insider, CNET. Has covered the inaugurals and major flights of the 747-8, 787, A380. Chris has been an airline enthusiast 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. Contact Sloan at firstname.lastname@example.org. For subscription issues, please contact: email@example.com
An aviation passionate since early childhood. Roberto, together with Enrique Perrella and other fellow aviation enthusiasts co-founded Venezuela’s first and only Aviation Photography/News organization, svzm.aero. Leiro is fluent in Spanish and English, and has covered several major aviation events including the Paris Air Show, IATA Annual General Meeting, FIDAE Chile, F-Air Colombia among others. Follow him on twitter @rleiro and reach him via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Aviation Enthusiast, Commercial Pilot, Writer and Traveler with a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Aviation Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and LUISS Business School. Enrique joined Airways in March 2014 as his group took over the reigns of the publication after 20 years under the tenure of John Wegg, founder and former Editor in Chief. Contact him at email@example.com.
Analyst covering finance, operations and regulatory matters surrounding the U.S. and international airline industry. Bhaskara has been quoted in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and South China Morning Post, The LA Times, and his work has appeared in Forbes, Business Insider and Skift. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alan Dron worked on daily newspapers in the UK and Middle East for 15 years before moving into corporate publishing in fields including transport, construction and banking. For the past decade he has been an independent writer, specializing in several areas including aviation, notably with specialist publications such as Flight International, Arabian Aerospace and African Aerospace.
Alex, aviation-blooded from an early age, joined Airways News in April 2015 to more heavily pursue his relentless passion for the airline industry. He lives in Dallas, Texas, growing up in the shadows of two major airlines’ headquarters and in a vibrant aviation-minded city. Before a flight, Alex enjoys arriving at the airport early and strolling down the terminals, relishing in the action and fast-paced nature of airport life. He attends Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, double-majoring in business and political science. During academic recess, you can find him working at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Alex strongly intends to build a career in the airline industry, and hopes to shape aviation for the better.
John Walton, an international journalist, specializes in cabin interiors, seating, connectivity, and premium class service. A keen analyst of how developing tools can be applied to aviation news, John is at the forefront of social media in the aviation sector, broke the hijacking of flight ET702 on Twitter (@thatjohn), and continues to work at the bleeding edge of newsmaking. John’s interest was sparked during a life of shuttling around the world on Boeing 747-100 and -200 aircraft, and he remembers with fondness the days when bored pilots and cabin crew didn’t mind an inquisitive teenager hanging around in cockpits and galleys asking questions. Formerly resident in New York, London, Beijing, Bristol and Wellington, John was previously Director of Data at Routehappy and deputy editor at Australian Business Traveller. He holds an MA (Honours first class) in International Relations from the University of St Andrews. When not at the keyboard, John lives out of a suitcase, sings tenor in choirs on four continents, and adds languages to his “I speak this enough to get by while travelling” collection. He has a weakness for the A340-600, fully flat business class seats with direct aisle access, and Champagne from the Vallée de la Marne. John welcomes email from readers and industry insiders to email@example.com, and discussion on Twitter: he’s @thatjohn.
Born in NYC and grew up in Colombia, Luis 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@airwaysnews.com
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. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, his site at email@example.com, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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@airwaysnews.com
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 book--, 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, or you can email him at email@example.com.
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! You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.