India’s aviation industry is growing rapidly, and the government plans to invest $120 billion in civil aviation expansion and modernization projects over the next ten years, which presents tremendous opportunities for U.S. businesses. The itinerary included a Business Roundtable and Networking Reception for U.S. companies at the General Aviation Manu-facturers Association (GAMA) in Washington, D.C.
Topics discussed at the Roundtable were Improving Airline Operations, Tripling Airport Capacity in 15 years, and Upgrading Security Systems in Airport.
- Ministry of Civil Aviation
- Airports Authority of India
- Directorate General of Civil Aviation
- Bureau of Civil Aviation Security
- Air India
The delegation was accompanied by USTDA’s Country Representative in India.
General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
1400 K Street NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20005-2485
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