Research Paper from the year 2012 in the subject Business economics - Supply, Production, Logistics, grade: 96.0, , course: International Logistics, language: English, abstract: Air transportation is a key factor in long-term economic development, growth, and overall success. Like other forms of transportation, air travel simply provides a link between two or more different locations; though, air travel separates itself by offering a very quick alternative to travel vast distances. The unique nature of air transport has proved its significance in developed nations and the increased connectivity has recently demonstrated an even greater impact for developing economies. There are, however, substantial challenges in producing respectable air transport infrastructure in developing nations. In fact, there are also many difficulties involving air travel that affect developed nations as well. Infrastructure, costs, regulation, and sustainability are some of the more noteworthy concerns of international air transportation. Understanding the problem is the first step to creating a solution and, with tangible collaborative efforts, more efficient air transportation networks can begin to benefit the international community.Dan is an aerospace and defense professional of 13 years. More than 8 of those years have been spent overseas in countries such as Spain and Singapore. Dan has a B.A. in Logistics and Transportation Management with a minor in Marketing and an A.S. in Computer Applications. He is currently working toward an M.S. in Project Management from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville.