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The four largest airline participating in Essential Air Service contracts, TOP: Southern Airways Express C208, Cape Air C402 ; BOTTOM. Boutique PC12 , SkyWest CRJ200 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

Essential Air Service: What It Is and Why It's Needed

Every year, people around the country pay their taxes and begin to complain about which government programs are necessary and which are not. And every year the same question comes up: why does the government shell out millions of dollars in federal aid to airlines in order to fly — in some cases empty aircraft — to cities nobody has ever heard of? Because it’s essential. History of EAS Essential Air Service has played an interesting role in this country…

Dubai Airshow Recap: Days 1 and 2

The Dubai Airshow this week is bringing the aviation community back together in a way not seen since before the Covid-19 pandemic took hold of the world in early 2020. Industry leaders in aircraft manufacturing, airline and aircraft servicers, commercial airlines, and business aviation companies are all making appearances as…

February Wave of 737 MAX Cancellations Hits Boeing

Chicago-based Boeing’s net sales for 2020 currently sits at 28 aircraft cancellations. The airline recorded its first orders of the year in February following a quiet January. BBAM announced an order for three converted 737-800 freighters and two weeks later All Nippon Airways (ANA) committed to a firm order for…

Air Lease Corporation Orders Additional Boeing 737 MAXs

On Tuesday, Boeing and Air Lease Corporation announced a new order for eight more 737 MAX 8 airplanes, valued at $936.8 million at list prices. With this addition, Air Lease Corporation (ALC) is one of the biggest lessors on the market, as it has ordered 138 737 MAX to fulfill…