Thrilled you asked. In terms of aviation specifically, we mean the plethora of tools, programs, buildings, and equipment, and how the combination of all of the above contributes to the overall national infrastructure at large.
What a lot of people don’t realize, is just how integral a well-functioning fleet of planes is to everyday commerce…and even public health- also just how many factors influence the end result of a singular well-kept plane let alone a reliable fleet ready to take off and serve the public.
The delays that result from short staffing, computer glitches, or outdated equipment aren’t simply irritating for the traveling public (and I get it, it’s really stressful when you miss a connection or have to cut a vacation short); they’re also a commentary on the stability (or lack thereof) of our national economy as a whole.
Cargo is a huge factor in flight, and that cargo can be anything from medical supplies, to mail, to vital organs for donations. The supply chain and staffing shortages we’re seeing lately, highlight the fragility of an already imperfect system, and the reason that this federal funding means a better everyday life for you and yours, and not just when you finally take that trip abroad.