Accession Number : AD0429380


Title :   CIVIL AVIATION AND U.S. FOREIGN AID: PURPOSES, PITFALLS, AND PROBLEMS FOR U.S. POLICY,


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF


Personal Author(s) : Heymann,Hans ,Jr


Report Date : Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 87


Abstract : Over a six-year period (1956-1961), the United States provided almost $300 million in assistance to civil aviation in underdeveloped countries. The dominant factor in shaping this aviation assistance, from a public policy point of view, was the U.S. desire to promote the cause of international air transport, to enlarge the American role in it, and to derive some political benefits as a consequence. Little support is found for the belief that U.S. foreign policy purposes are espe cially well served by an enlarged American aviation presence in underdeveloped areas. This study concludes that U.S. aid programs have given insufficient attention to the positive economic and social development possibilities inherent in aviation. (Author)


Descriptors :   CIVIL AVIATION , FOREIGN POLICY , ECONOMICS , AIR TRANSPORTATION


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE