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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…

U.S. Senators Introduce Bipartisan FAA Reform Legislation

A bipartisan proposal to bolster the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) oversight of commercial aircraft manufacturers was introduced to the U.S. Senate this week. Senators Roger Wicker (Republican, Mississippi) and Maria Cantwell (Democrat, Washington) sponsored the bill known as the Aircraft Safety and Certification Reform Act of 2020. In a statement…

U.K. Government Looks to Change Repatriation Rules

The collapse of an airline in the United Kingdom can create multiple headaches for the U.K.’s government. Not only does the country face potentially thousands of newly unemployed citizens, the stranded passengers will need to find a way home. Under current laws in the U.K., the government will rescue stranded…

U.K. Drone Law to Change Following Airport Incidents

The U.K. government has announced new laws in order to protect airports from future disruption caused by drones. In an attempt to not allow the repeat of past events where airports have temporarily closed following the sightings of drones operating near runways, the government will also give the police more power…