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6th US-India Aviation Summit inaugurated in Mumbai

Published on May 12, 2018
The 6th United States-India Aviation Summit was held in Mumbai, Maharashtra from 9th to 11th May, 2018.

  • The Summit was formally inaugurated by Union Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu.
  • It was hosted by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and the Ministry of Civil Aviation in collaboration with the U.S.-India Aviation Cooperation Program.
  • Senior representatives from the public and private sectors of India and the U.S will come together to bolster long-term strategic and commercial aviation cooperation, led by activities under the USTDA-sponsored U.S.-India Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP).
  • The three-day Summit promoted high-level dialogue on bilateral aviation issues and provided a forum to identify solutions that support the rapid growth of India’s aviation sector.
  • It included sessions on India’s projected aviation growth in next five years, aviation security, aviation and runway safety, regional connectivity etc.
  • India’s civil aviation sector is the world’s ninth largest aviation market, valued at $16 billion per year.
  • It is supposed to be third largest market globally by 2020 and potentially the largest by 2030.
  • The Summit would assist Indian civil aviation agencies and aviation industry representatives to identify advanced US technologies and practices that can support their expansion and modernization efforts.

Expected Questions

Question 1. What was the venue of the 6th US-India Aviation Summit?

Question 2. Who is the Minister for Civil Aviation in India?
Suresh Prabhu

Question 3. Which organization/association has organized this Summit on behalf of USTDA?
American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)

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