Chris Sloan

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Chris Sloan is a curious human with far too many passions and advocations: a long-time aviation journalist, television producer, philanthropist, entrepreneur, photographer, businessman, drone operator, wanderluster, storyteller, and dad. On the side, he runs the webseum of commercial aviation, TheAirchive.net.

A Look into Spirit Airlines’ Frills-Free Corporate HQ and OCC

MIAMI — Airline corporate headquarters have often been highly visible, sprawling, and sometimes extravagant monuments to their occupier’s status and

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The Mexican Superjet Experience

Published in July 2016 issue The Sukhoi Superjet is a nice mix of Russian with a hint of Italian. Add

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Ben Baldanza Black & White

Published in June 2016 issue Ben Baldanza is an industry pioneer. Before joining the Board of Directors at WOW Air

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Us Airways flies into history

Published in January 2016 issue By Chris Sloan Just before sunrise on October 18, on a runway in Philadelphia, US Airways

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Inside the World’s Largest Airline-Owned Maintenance & Engineering Base: American Airlines Tulsa

Published in April 2016 issue By Chris Sloan It only makes sense that the world’s largest airline happens to operate

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Airbus Delivers Its First U.S. Ever Built Airliner

MOBILE, AL — Just after three years after the groundbreaking of the Airbus In Alabama Brookley Aeroplex Final Assembly Line,

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TAM Airbus A350 XWB: Inaugural Flight to the Americas

MIAMI — Over the last decade, Brazil has experienced an unprecedented period of “Boom and Bust.” In the earlier part of

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From Russia (and Italy) with Amor: Interjet’s Experience with the Superjet SSJ 100 and Trip Report

MIAMI — As happens with many AvGeeks, Russian-built aircraft have long held a certain fascination with me. It wasn’t that

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High Flyer Interview: Ben Baldanza, Former Spirit Airlines CEO

MIAMI — Ben Baldanza is an industry pioneer. Until last January, he was the CEO of Spirit Airlines, the U.S.

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The Boeing 737 MAX Makes First Flight

SEATTLE — Boeing has successfully conducted today the maiden flight of its 737 MAX in Seattle, taking the program a

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