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Furthering the Sustainable Growth of Aviation in Africa

"Africa is the second-fastest growing region in the world as far as international air traffic is concerned," says the new Aviation: Benefits Beyond Borders report released last month by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG). And though air transport already "supports 6.8 million jobs and contributes $72.5 billion to Africa's GDP," ATAG notes that the "overly strict regulatory environment in the region must be simplified if Africa's true economic potential is to be realised." Read more in GE Aviation's interview with ATAG Executive Director Michael Gill on the report's findings. Download report. More about GE in Africa in this BRIEFING

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  • Aviation: Benefits Beyond Borders

    Publisher:
    Air Transport Action Group (ATAG)
    Publication Date:
    11 August 2016

    Aviation is vital to the modern, globalised world, supporting millions of jobs and driving economic growth. But the benefits of connectivity must be ... see more »

“A significant factor in our work on sustainable development is the industry’s world-leading climate action plan. We need support from governments around the world to agree on a key part of that plan at the upcoming International Civil Aviation Organization Assembly, where we hope an agreement can be reached on a global offsetting scheme for air transport. It is a vital part of our industry’s future role in helping to support development worldwide.”

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