Potential Impacts of Mr. Trump’s Election on the Aviation Industry

22 November 2016 by Kenneth Currie, InterVISTAS Chief Commercial Officer


The election of Mr. Donald J. Trump on November 8, 2016, is likely to have positive impacts on investment in the aviation industry. While the composition of the Trump cabinet and specific policies regarding aviation are not known, his positions on infrastructure investment, privatization, and trade are broadly consistent with expansion of American industry. While some of Mr. Trump’s statements seemingly rejecting globalization and multi-culturalism appear to be at odds with increasing trade, they are likely initial negotiating positions that will not stand in the way of achieving a, “deal,” as he is widely viewed to be more pragmatic rather than doctrinaire.

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