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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…

The Life of an Aircraft Technician: An Interview with Hector…

When most people think about careers in the aviation industry, it's common to remember pilots and cabin crew. It's not often that your average traveler takes a moment to think about all the other personnel that are keeping aircraft in the sky. Aircraft mechanics and engineers are responsible for keeping…