Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
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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…

KLM Cityhopper Orders 35 Embraer E195-E2s

KLM signed a letter of intent for up to 35 E195-E2s to operate for its regional arm, KLM Cityhopper flying to smaller towns and cities across Europe from its hub in Schiphol airport in Amsterdam. The new generation Embraer jet offers up to a 30 percent reduction in the consumption…

Cebu Pacific Places Significant Airbus Order at Paris Air Show

Philippine low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific placed a major order for new generation aircraft from Airbus on the second day of the 2019 Paris Air Show. The Manila-based carrier will begin operating A330neos and A321XLRs in a move that will enable the airline to expand to more destinations throughout the Asia…

Airbus Officially Launches A321XLR at Paris Air Show

Airbus officially launched the much-awaited extra long-range version of its popular A321 aircraft on the first day of the 2019 Paris Air Show. The new extended range single-aisle aircraft is set to be a game changer in medium and long haul travel, with additional range and improved fuel economics. It…