Air Cargo World--Research from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) indicated that airfreight volumes increased slightly in May, although numbers were significantly lower than 2010 averages. To IATA, this trend speaks volumes about the current state of the global economy.

Citing the widespread political unrest in the Middle East and the European currency crisis, IATA Director General Emeritus Giovanni Bisignani called the aviation industry “very fragile.”

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