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IATA’s recent media day, and director general Tony Tyler’s quotability have put aviation under the spotlight this week. (As has the industry’s increasing consolidation – the tie-up between Delta and Virgin, and IAG and Vueling to name but two – and that’s without even mentioning Etihad and India.) Here, Bloomberg has published a good overview looking at why cargo carriers are struggling, with even the integrators feeling the pinch, why load factors are down, and the problems that passenger aircraft are giving the cargo market.