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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…

Saudia Outlines First 787-10 Route, Considers Additional Widebodies

Jeddah-based Saudia is expecting to take delivery of its first 787-10 Dreamliner within the next few months after HZ-AR24 rolled out of Boeing’s Charleston paint shop in mid-July. The aircraft will be the first of three 787-10s to join the Saudia fleet this year. Seven more of the largest Dreamliner…

Photos: The Boeing 787-10 Completes Maiden Flight in North Charleston,…

The first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner took to the skies for the first time at the manufacturer's facility in North Charleston, S.C. Boeing’s Charleston plant will be the only facility for 787-10 final assembly. The 787-10 is the third member of the Dreamliner family. With a slightly longer fuselage, the 787-10…