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Opening Remarks at 2016 U.S.-China Aviation Summit

June 21, 2016 — Good morning and thank you, Carl, for that kind introduction.  On behalf of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and the U.S.-China Aviation Cooperation Program, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2016 U.S.-China Aviation Summit.

I want to begin this morning by recognizing our incredible co-hosts from CAAC and the FAA.  Deputy Administrator Wang, we are honored to welcome you and your distinguished delegation.  Thank you for being such an excellent friend to USTDA.  

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Verinda Fike, front row, second from the right.

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend a graduation ceremony for emerging leaders from China’s aviation sector. The ceremony marked the end of four weeks of training under the Air Traffic Management Executive Training program. The training has become a key feature of the U.S.-China Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP), a public-private partnership among the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and 45 U.S. companies.

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