Civil Aviation and U. S. Foreign Aid

Purposes, Pitfalls, and Problems for U. S. Policy

by Hans Heymann


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A study of U.S. experience and policies in assisting civil aviation in underdeveloped countries, and a discussion of some concomitant major policy implications. This report examines a broad range of U.S. foreign policy aims that this assistance can serve, and concludes that U.S. air programs have given too much attention to blocking Soviet aviation expansion and too little to the positive economic and social benefits inherent in the development of internal air transport. Also discussed are practical problems to be overcome in designing more effective assistance projects.

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