Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia had talks with American aerospace giants on further strengthening collaboration with the industry in India.
Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia
Mr. Scindia came here on Thursday for the first leg of his visit to North America and began his employment with talks with New York-based technology-powered, international air mobility platform Blade.
On Thursday, he also interacted with members of the Indian diaspora during a session and reception hosted by the Consul General of New York Randhir Jaiswal.
Mr. Scindia’s engagements on Friday started with a round table hosted by the US-India Business Council. The roundtable, attended by senior industry leaders, focussed on “ways to strengthen” collaboration between India and the US across the aviation sector.
Later, he met the vice president at aerospace and defense giant Raytheon Technologies Ambassador Paul Jones and the Senior Vice President at American aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Rick Duero.
“Discussed potential collaboration for enhancing the civil aviation infrastructure ecosystem in India, including setting up MROs and furthering our GAGAN project,” Scindia tweeted, making a reference to the GPS Aided GEO Augmented Navigation, a Space-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) jointly developed by Indian Space Research Organisation and Airports Authority of India to provide navigational services over Indian FIR (Flight Information Region).
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Mr. Scindia also had a detailed discussion with the vice president at Sikorsky Hamid Salim on deepening Lockheed Martin’s engagement with India, “including developments in the helicopter sector and setting up the offset and MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) facilities in India.
” Scindia will travel to Canada on Monday where he will visit the Bombardier and Airbus facilities, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) headquarters as well as the Air India Memorial.
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