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About Airliners.net
Airliners.net is the biggest and most visited aviation interest site on the Internet¹, logging over 3,000,000 page-views from 200,000 distinct users every day.

Airliners.net can trace its beginnings to 1994, when "Pictures of modern Airliners" was started. In 1997 the name Airliners.net was registered.

We are an online aviation publication with a diverse audience of everything from airline management to frequent air travelers to aviation enthusiasts. We strive to be the center of aviation online and are an always-updated resource for the worldwide aviation community.

Our photo database, biggest in the world and with unrivaled photo quality is renowned world over. Not to mention our discussion forums, a melting pot where professionals and amateurs come together to discuss the latest happenings in the industry. Our Civil Aviation Forum is the most active aviation forum in the world and is a valuable resource for everyone with an interest in aviation. A major event like an air accident is often thoroughly discussed in our forum before it hits the major news agencies (who frequently use our photos and forum for info).

We are the absolute authority on aviation photos, hosting the biggest aviation photo database in the world with over almost one million shots online. Our quality standards are extremely high and the photographers that contribute to our database are some of the best in the world. Hundreds of photos are added daily and we serve over 12,000 photographers. Airliners.net is the primarily source of aviation photos for the major global news agencies as well as many local news stations, magazines, books etc. Photos from Airliners.net have appeared in thousands of publications all over the world.

The Airliners.net photo section is meant to work as an online gallery for aviation photographers, giving their photos maximum exposure to aviation enthusiasts, the media, airlines etc. All income from commercial photo sales goes directly to the photographer.

We also host a News Section where we mine the net and over 20,000 web sites for aviation related news. Once every 5 minutes, the news page is updated with the latest from the aviation world. Furthermore, the stories go out every morning to the thousands of users who subscribe to our daily newsletter containing links to all the news gathered during the previous day and night. If you want to know everything that's happening in aviation world over, there's no other way. The news service is part of our exclusive First Class Membership.

Our Aircraft Data and History Section covers close to 400 aircraft types and include data like powerplants, production, performance and capacity to name just a few as well as detailed history on every aircraft type. Not surprisingly, it's the biggest and most detailed aircraft information database online.

Our Electronic Postcard Service makes it possible to create a postcard out of any of our one million aviation photos. Not only do we offer the largest amount of photos for postcard creation compared to any electronic postcard service online, we're also the only site to offer a true postcard "feeling" with handwritten text, stamp and postmark! It should be experienced to be fully appreciated.

In our Travel Reservation section you can book airline tickets on hundreds of airlines to thousands of locations and reserve hotel rooms at guaranteed lowest prices at thousands of hotels the world over.

We host a number of additional sections like articles, aviation polls, a store, a chat that is active 24/7, photo index etc, and new sections are added continuously.

Sounds too good to be true? Don't take our word for it, read what the media have to say about us.

Our design and technical solutions have proven to be good. It is currently licensed to MyAviation.net, CarDatabase.net and Modified Airliner Photos. Airliners.net is also involved in the new Acceda Virtualization Cluster project for server consolidation.

The web site is situated in the north of Sweden, hosted at Luleå University of Technology. It's running on Slackware Linux machines with Apache and PHP under the skin. The search engine is powered by MySQL and all pages are made using Emacs.

Airliners.net is owned by Lundgren Aerospace International, a private company registered in Sweden.

The Airliners.net crew consists of:

Johan Lundgren
Founder and President
Contact
Fax: +46 (0)702.009.725
Sweden
Henrik Söderberg
System Administrator
Sweden



Photo Screeners
Gary Watt
Head Screener
United Kingdom
AirNikon
Head Screener
United States
TZ Aviation
Head Screener
Belarus
Tim de Groot
Head Screener
Netherlands
Jason Whitebird
Photo Screener
United States
Royal Scott King
Photo Screener
United States
Carlos Borda
Photo Screener
United States
Colin Hunter
Photo Screener
New Zealand
Justin Cederholm
Photo Screener
United States
Florian Kondziela
Photo Screener
Germany
Sven De Bevere
Photo Screener
Belgium
Ryan C. Umphrey
Photo Screener
United States
Toni Marimon
Photo Screener
Spain
Dimitris Triadafillou
Photo Screener
United Kingdom
Paul Paulsen
Photo Screener
United States
Andrew Hunt
Photo Screener
Singapore
Serge Bailleul
Photo Screener
Belgium
Michael Carter
Photo Screener
United States
Grant Feggi
Photo Screener
Canada
Andy Graf
Photo Screener
Austria
David Unsworth
Photo Screener
United Kingdom
Eduard Brantjes
Photo Screener
Netherlands
Giovanni Verbeeck
Photo Screener
Belgium
Terry Shepherd
Photo Screener
United States
Denis Roschlau
Photo Screener
Germany
Eric Fortin
Photo Screener
Canada
Eduard Marmet
Photo Screener
France
Anthony Best
Photo Screener
United Kingdom
Mark McEwan
Photo Screener
United Kingdom
Glenn Stewart
Photo Screener
Australia
Anthony Osborne
Photo Screener
United Kingdom
Ian Woodcock
Photo Screener
United Kingdom



Database Editors
Peter Vercruijsse
Chief Database Editor
Netherlands
Andrew Davies
Database Editor
South Africa
Joachim Lippl
Database Editor
Germany
Philipp Brumann
Database Editor
Germany
Edward K.
Database Editor
United States
Rafal Szczypek
Database Editor
United States
Frederic Backaert
Database Editor
Belgium
Daniel Siragusa
Database Editor
United States
Tomislav Muic
Database Editor
Croatia
Marlene Leutgeb
Database Editor
Austria
David Alders
Database Editor
Netherlands
Corey Robinson
Database Editor
United States
Jason McDowell
Database Editor
United States
Aad van der Voet
Database Editor
Netherlands
Steven Hasse
Database Editor
United States
José Manuel Santaner
Database Editor
Spain
John Kelley
Database Editor
Canada
Ad Vercruijsse
Database Editor
Netherlands
Barry Collman
Database Editor
United Kingdom
David Lednicer
Database Editor
United States



Article Editors
Nathan S. Elbert
Article Editor
United States
Ethan Rider
Article Editor
United States



Forum moderators
VC-10
Head Moderator
United Kingdom
Mike Cialini
Head Moderator
United States
Eugene Eagan
Head Moderator
United States
Mirrodie
Forum Moderator
United States
B. Webber
Forum Moderator
Australia
Patrick Potrafke
Forum Moderator
Germany
Nick Moss
Forum Moderator
Australia
Justin Laufer
Forum Moderator
Canada
Justin Moody
Forum Moderator
United States
Kevin Grames
Forum Moderator
United States
Horus
Forum Moderator
United Kingdom



Chat Operators
Peter Liddell
Chat Operator
Canada
Hoons Cheu
Chat Operator
South Korea
Phil W.
Chat Operator
Germany
Christophe Bertaux
Chat Operator
France
Greg Rosenthal
Chat Operator
United States
Ben Green
Chat Operator
United Kingdom



User Management & Support
Hepkat
User Management & Support
Austria



Photographers
Although not part of the crew, the Airliners.net photographers are an important part of the site. There are currently over 12,000 photographers with photos in our database.

Click here for our list of Photographers.

Top-of-page logo design by Bert Chiu based on a photo by Sam Chui.

Our store is operated by Cafepress and our air travel and hotel reservation system is operated by Travelnow.

Are you extremely good at what you do and want to help out? Airliners.net is always in need of dedicated people. Contact us.

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For information on how to get a usage license for our photos, please go here.
Please read our disclaimer and privacy policy.

We are dependent on the contributions of our photographers and would like to express our sincere thanks to all of them for their work and hope for continued support. There are currently over 10,000 photographers represented in our database.

The large version of the photos in our database have been viewed a total of 1,107,315,353 distinct times.

¹ According to Alexa Traffic Rank.

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