Air New England Pilot Wing 1st Issue
Boston, MA 1970-1981
Air New England was formed in November 1970 and based in Hyannis, MA. They operated Beech 18s and a Twin Otter around the Cape and Islands, Boston and La Guardia. They expanded in 1971 with the first of 6 DC-3s. 1972 and 1973 saw more expansion with additional Twin Otters and Beech 99s. The Beech 18s were retired at this point. By 1974 the airline had expanded again and flew to all 6 New England states by 1978. In 1975 ANE received Part 121 certification and added FH-227s, to the fleet. These aircraft were retired by 1979, Convair 580s were added. By this time the Beech 99's and DC-3s had been retired. Major expansion outside of NE occurred in 1979 to Albany, NY, Baltimore-Washington and Cleveland, but the handwriting was on the wall as the effects of deregulation began to materialize. ANE shutdown on October 31, 1981.