With more than one hundred years of experience in connecting the world, Boeing offers a unique perspective on what drives aviation. History shows that there is a direct link between economic growth and passenger traffic. According to the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), aviation supports nearly 63 million jobs and $2.7 trillion in GDP globally, and the European Commission estimates that the EU aviation sector supports up to 5.5 million jobs in Europe alone. Boeing has been a part of the European aerospace community for many decades and directly employs more than 4,000 people in 19 European countries. A significant number of our products are destined for European airlines, who include some of our leading customers.