The aviation sector has long realized this also. The sector supports 58 million jobs and $2.4 trillion in GDP. Over
James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways called for reasoned debate based upon facts. He also warned
Remarks of Tony Tyler at the International Center for Competitiveness Studies in the Aviation Industry, Rome
Remarks of Tony Tyler, IATA's Chief Executive Officer at the African Airlines Association 45th Annual General Assembly in Mombasa
Speech by Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the European Commission, informal meeting of EU transport ministers/Vilnius, 16 September 2013.