In addition to projecting that Latin America will emerge as an aviation hotspot in the coming decades, Boeing has singled out Brazil as a key nation contributing to its growth. But it's Brazil's presence in the airfreight market that really has one Boeing executive talking.
If there's any region that's generating buzz in the airfreight market, it's Latin America. And for good reason, says Russell Tom, regional director of air cargo marketing for Boeing - the market has posted double-digit growth in a time when many other nations have experienced losses.
"As the Latin American economies have grown and developed, so has the Latin American air cargo market," Tom said. In fact, the region experienced 17-percent cargo growth in both North America and Europe in 2010.
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