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U.S. - India aviation partnership summit

New Delhi
April 20, 2007
(Press Information Bureau)

To promote greater cooperation between the U.S. and Indian aviation sectors, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), in cooperation with the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), the Airports Authority of India (AAI), Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Transportation Security Administration, American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), International Association of Airport Executives (IAAE) and the MITRE Corporation will sponsor a high-level U.S.-India Aviation Partnership Summit. The event will take place at New Delhi, India, April 23-25, 2007.

The objective of the summit is to generate discussions between the U.S. and Indian aviation sector regarding industry growth opportunities and challenges. Moreover, the summit will help build the long-term strategic and commercial relationship between U.S. and Indian aviation sectors in addressing, among other issues, air traffic management, airspace utilization and U.S.-India commercial collaboration in new airborne systems.

The purpose of the summit is to promote trade and provide exposure to technical, managerial and strategic planning approaches as India adopts integrated and automated air traffic control and management systems. These systems will focus on safety, capacity, efficiency and security management for future air transport systems.

The topics to be covered at the Summit are:-
· Balancing Aviation Safety and Growth 

· Modernization Strategies for the Domestic and International Airports

· Air Traffic management Systems: Opportunities and Challenges

· Airline Management and Operations in India

· Role of General Aviation in an Expanding Aviation Market

· Next Generation Air Transportation System

· Aviation Training

· Aviation Security

· Financial Solutions to Meet the needs of a growing aviation market

· Safety Management Systems

The summit will highlight the following Indian aviation/airport projects:

· Airport Development and Construction

· Airport Modernization and Expansion

· CNS/ATM Infrastructure

· Investment Opportunities

· General Aviation Development