National Newswatch: Fixing aviation ecosystem means looking beyond the headlines
Every day some 350000 people embark on a plane for one of the more than 15,000 flights that take off and land at Canadian airports. To put it context, that’s the equivalent of the population of the City of Toronto – every woman, man and child — boarding a plane in Canada, every week.
For the vast majority of those travelers, the flight is as it should be: pleasant and uneventful.
And for every one of them, that pleasant and uneventful flight involved the coordinated efforts of thousands of people in air traffic control, in airlines, in airports and in security – most of them working behind the scenes.