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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…

From Screen to Scheme: A Look at Movie, TV Show,…

While it is common for movies and TV shows to have sponsorships with various corporations, usually the extent of these partnerships can range from appearing in the media to commercials. However, some marketing deals between studios and airlines tend to go a tad farther than a billboard aid or a show…

Emirates Celebrates Addition of 100th Airbus A380 to its Fleet

Earlier this week, Emirates celebrated the major delivery of its 100th Airbus A380 wide-body aircraft. The special delivery ceremony took place at Airbus’ delivery center in Hamburg, Germany on Friday. In attendance at the ceremony was Emirates Chairman and Chief Executive His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, President of…

Photos: American Rolls out New AstroJet-Themed Boeing 737-800

American's AstroJet retro paint scheme has been a long-enduring staple of the airline's fleet. It is beloved among aviation enthusiasts and airline employees alike while still being recognizable by seasoned passengers. The original livery was painted on N951AA (ship 3CF), the carrier's 50th Boeing 737 aircraft which was delivered in…

JetBlue Shows Off 12th Special Livery Aircraft, First on The…

On Monday, New York-based jetBlue showed off a new special livery on N304JB. Along with the special livery, the airline released a new tailfin design that will roll out across multiple aircraft in the fleet within the coming year. The introduction of the special livery and new tailfin coincides with the…

A Look Back at Some of the Aircraft Liveries That…

As 2016 progressed, many airlines added artistic flair to their typical aircraft design in order to create a unique and remarkable sight. This year some airlines revised their brand image, while others formed special partnerships that led to special aircraft liveries. Alaska's New Livery [caption id="attachment_4405" align="alignright" width="200"] Photo by…

Hawaiian Airlines and Disney’s “Moana” Take Flight

Hawaiian Airlines, in collaboration with Walt Disney Studios, recently released one of three Airbus A330s decorated with imagery from Disney’s soon-to be released film “Moana.” The design of the airplane features the four main characters of the movie painted on the fuselage of the aircraft.  Peter Ingram, Chief Operating Officer…