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November 17, 2011
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U.S.-INDIA AVIATION SUMMIT OPENS IN NEW DELHI
Highlighting Business Opportunities for U.S. Aviation Companies in India's Rapidly Growing Market

U.S.-India Aviation Summit Opens in New DelhiU.S.-India Aviation Summit Opens in New Delhi

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the 2011 U.S.-India Aviation Summit opened by highlighting the success of past cooperation and discussing future business opportunities across the Indian aviation market. With hundreds of attendees joining the Summit, the participants will spend the next two days discussing areas for cooperation in one of the fastest-growing aviation markets in the world.

The 2011 Aviation Summit, hosted by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) together with India's civil aviation agencies, will support the long-term strategic and commercial relationship between the Indian and U.S. aviation industries and assistin identifying advanced U.S. technologies that best suit India's aviation modernization needs. This Summit is the third co-organized by USTDA and the U.S.-India Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP), a bilateral public-private partnership designed to encourage cooperation between the U.S. and Indian aviation sectors.

At the opening ceremony of the Summit, USTDA Director Leocadia I. Zak acknowledged that this year marks the one hundredth anniversary of civil aviation in India. She stated, "USTDA and the ACP congratulate India on a century of aviation success, and are proud to be a part of that history."

"I believe that over the next two days we have a fantastic opportunity to share experiences and learn from each other, and that by continuing our exceptionally successful partnership, we will achieve great progress for the next one hundred years."

In addition to discussions on the opportunities and resources available to address India's growing aviation sector, USTDA, partnering with Metron Aviation, signed a grant today with the Airports Authority of India to fund a technical assistance project supporting the implementation of an advanced air traffic flow management system and pilot.

USTDA partnered with the India Ministry of Civil Aviation, the U.S.-India Aviation Cooperation Program, and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, to host this event. The Summit will continue at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi, India through November 18, 2011.

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The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.

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