Transportation: Lifeline in the Air

Highways and railroads are primary lifelines in most parts of the world. But in the jungles and towering mountains of Latin America, the highways are few, and millions of people have never seen a railroad. The ties that bind are the air lanes. In Santíago, Chile, last week, 30 Latin American and U.S. aviation officials, including FAA Head Najeeb Halaby and CAB Chief Alan Boyd, gathered for a five-day discussion of ways to strengthen Latin America's aerial life line. Out of the meeting came an astonishing picture of aviation in a developing...

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