It’s a long-held industry truism that where goes the economy, there goes commercial air transport. A thriving economy fuels business, leisure and freight traffic. A troubled economy spells tough times for the airlines. But the link between aviation and its nation’s economy can be turned on its head. If the underlying air traffic control structure in which all airlines must operate is efficient, then so is the aviation system, which helps boost a country’s GDP. Conversely, ...

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