By Nicholas E. Calio Airlines are the physical Internet, connecting people, products and the world driving the global economy and creating millions of jobs. Commercial aviation drives more than $1.2 trillion in annual economic activity and more than 10 million well-paying American jobs. Of the industries that contribute the most to our economy, aviation is number three, right behind energy and farming. The US aviation industry also has the dubious distinction of leading most other ...

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