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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 of July 2020, AirlineGeeks reported on a letter submitted by Boutique Air CEO Shawn Simpson accusing American Airlines of interference with the bidding process, citing unfair competition due to American…

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…