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Faculty of Aeronautics and


Air transport

Air transport drives economic and social progress
It provides access to global markets
It forges links between developed and developing

It connects people,
countries and culture

It generates trade and


The air transport industry
supports 56.6 million jobs

It directly creates 8.4 million jobs worldwide
Airlines, airports and air navigation service providers
employ 7.6 million people
The civil aerospace sector employs 800,000 people

9.3 million indirect jobs are
created via purchases of
goods and services from
companies in the air transport supply chain
4.4 million jobs are induced through spending by
industry employees
34.5 million direct and indirect jobs are created
through air transports catalytic impact on tourism

Economic benefits

Aviation provides the only worldwide transportation
system which makes it essential for global business
and tourism
Aviation transported around 3.1 (est.) billion
passengers in 2013
Aviation carries over 51.6 (est. 2013) million tonnes
of freight annually and 35% of interregional exports
of goods by value

Economic benefits
51% of international tourists travel by air
In a recent survey of over 2,200 business people, 52%
said that restrictions on the numbers of flights they
take would hurt their business
Research conducted in the US suggests that every
dollar invested in aerospace yields an extra $1.50 to
$3.00 in economic activity

Air transport facts (2010)

1,568 commercial airlines
23,844 aircraft in commercial service (19,203 jets and
4,641 turboprops)
3,846 airports
26.7 million commercial aircraft movements

Air transport efficiency

Aviation occupancy rates of 78% (2011 industry load
factor) are better than those of road and rail
Modern aircraft achieve fuel efficiencies of 3.5 liters
per 100 passenger kilometers or 67 passenger miles per

Social benefits

Aviation broadens peoples leisure and cultural
experiences via wide choice/affordable access to
destinations across the globe
Improves living standards and alleviates poverty
through tourism
Often serves as the only means of transportation to
remote areas promoting social inclusion

Facilitates the delivery of emergency
and humanitarian aid relief

Air transportation is very important for
humanitarian aid .
Swift delivery of medical supplies,
organs for transplantation

Air ambulances is more advantageous
than other ambulances. They can reach
more places and they can reach faster.
Facilitating tourism ;
Social benefits

Contributes to sustainable development by:
Generating economic growth
Creating jobs ,
Increasing tax revenues

We can also see how air transportation
affects the economy whit this surwey
The IFO Institute asked more than 7,000 firms about the importance
of air transport.This survey is referring air transportations importance
for Germanys firms.

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