On the whole, the European aircraft fleet can be positively characterized as constantly upgrading. Aircraft aged less than five years constitute the largest share of the total aircraft fleet. Sharp differences exist, however, among European countries.
A Country's projection of power relies in large part upon its military capabilities. Successfully being able to project and wield that power is a key diplomatic asset. America's biggest conventional military advantages is its fleet of 19 aircrafts carriers, compared to 12 carriers operated by the rest of the World combined. These massive carriers allow the US to setup forward operating bases anywhere and project power throughtout the World.
Evolving threats to civil aviation will almost certainly drive demand for investment in new security technologies to detect and mitigate security threats while leaving total global air passenger traffic relatively unscathed because of strong growth drivers. Industry analysts anticipate that the global aviation sector's growth in 2016 will exceed the 6.5 percent growth in passenger traffic last year. Drivers for growth include increasing air traffic volumes in China, South East Asia, and the Middle East as well as sustained lower global oil prices. Recent deadly plane crashes, including Russia (March 2016) and Egypt (October 2015), as well...
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