There's a dichotomy of signals coming out of the nation's aviation industry.
On the one hand airline companies are decrying their financial losses saying they can't afford to buy new airplanes and continue their same level of service.
This means that the nation's airplane builders can't sell airplanes. Not only are the United States carriers cutting back on their orders, but Airbus Industrie _ a European consortium _ is taking a big chunk of what orders there are.
Government reports, however, show that the airline travel will continue to grow at least for the next decade.
The Federal Aviation Administration predicts that air passenger …