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A Cape Air Tecnam P2012 Traveller (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

Trip Report: Cape Air Inaugural Manistee Flight – Part 2

View the festivities at the airport from Part 1 of this trip report - HERE After departing from Manistee County Airport, we continued our climb through the clouds to our cruising altitude of 6,000-Feet. [caption id="attachment_47378" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Just after departing on the first Cape Air flight out of Manistee (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)[/caption] Unlike my flight onboard North Country Sky's Beech-1900C, this aircraft went directly over the water. Although due to the low cloud layer I was unable to…

Cape Air Chosen for Manistee Essential Air Service Despite Controversy

After many months of consideration and debate, a new Essential Air Service or 'EAS' contract has been selected for the Manistee/Ludington airport in northwestern Michigan. The carrier chosen is Cape Air, despite controversy and letters from both community members and the CEO of San Francisco-based Boutique Air. At the beginning…

Tecnam P2012 Traveller Clears EASA Certification, Plans Cape Air Introduction

With a new year comes the chance for new aircraft to enter the market and for Italian-based Tecnam Aerospace the planned delivery of their newest propeller aircraft, the P2012 Traveller, is going forward as scheduled. The aerospace builder received the European Aviation Safety Administration’s approval for use of the P2012…

Cape Air May Acquire Tecnam P2012 Aircraft

It’s about time for a new aircraft to wear the Cape Air livery. Soon, the Tecnam P2012 Traveller is what you will think of when you hear the airline's name. Tecnam Aeronautics of Italy has joined forces with Cape Air to produce a nine seater, shoulder wing, twin piston aircraft; the…