USIBC sets up India task force on civil aviation

The US-India Business Council (USIBC) on Monday launched its India-Task Force on Civil Aviation to identify opportunities to aid implementation of the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP).

The Task Force will engage with various stakeholders to promote international best practices and address potential hurdles that surface as American and Indian companies deepen engagement in India’s burgeoning civil aviation market, a statement said.

The India-Task Force aims to promote bilateral dialogue by being the voice of industry, partnering with governments to organise trade missions and advocating for regulatory changes on behalf of its members, it said.

Pratt & Whitney Managing Director (India) Palash Roy Chowdhury has been chosen as the Chairman of the Task Force, while KPMG Partner and Head of Aerospace and Defence Amber Dubey will be co-chairman.

The USIBC sees a large potential in the Indian market as the country has witnessed annual growth exceeding 20% in domestic traffic, with the number of fliers to reach 270 million by the end of this year.
Commenting on the task force, USIBC President  Mukesh Aghi said the member companies are committed to the success of the government’s flagship programmes such as the Regional Connectivity Scheme and Make In India, and bringing the best in technology in related areas such as airport infrastructure and security, MROs and skill development.

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