USTDA Funding to Support India’s Aviation Sector

Arlington, VA – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced today that it will fund an innovative training initiative in collaboration with the U.S.-India Aviation Cooperation Program to train India’s next generation of aviation leaders.

“USTDA is leveraging its partnership with the ACP to help India achieve its aviation goals,” said Todd Abrajano, USTDA’s Chief Operating Officer and Head of Agency. “This is the kind of cooperation that represents the strong ties between our two countries and the best of our programs that are having a transformative impact on the safety, security and sustainable growth of aviation in India.”

Specifically, USTDA is funding an executive development training program that will take place in both India and the United States and provide a forum for ACP member companies and U.S. government partners to share best practices and enhance aviation sector collaboration. The training will address many of India’s priorities, including sustainability in aviation, air traffic flow management, aviation security and airport planning.

Launched in 2007, the U.S.-India Aviation Cooperation Program is a public-private partnership established to promote technical, commercial, and policy cooperation between the United States and India in the field of civil aviation.


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 preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.

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