Organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration, September 19-23, 2022, in New Delhi and Hyderabad, India.
This week, Infinity Air Group (IAG) is in India attending the India Aerospace Trade Mission (Mission) organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA). This is IAG’s fifth trade mission, having previously attended trade missions in Turkey, South Africa, the Middle East, and South America.
While it is a small market compared to the U.S. and China, India’s aviation market is fast-growing and brimming with significant business opportunities. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts that by 2025 India’s aviation market will have 442 million passengers, 19.1 million jobs, and a 172 billion contribution to India’s GDP. The Mission aims to help companies like IAG capitalize on these opportunities by collaborating directly with Indian business partners and government entities to identify and execute projects such as building more MROs in India.
The Mission’s U.S. delegation is a strong, representative cross-section of the U.S. aviation and aerospace sector. In addition to such household names as Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, Spirit AeroSystems, and Bell Textron, the delegation includes smaller MRO companies and FAA 145 repair stations like ACR Aircraft Component Repair, Inc., securities companies like Rapiscan Systems and Resecurity, Inc., and even The City of Atlanta and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. IAG is proud to be the only USM, FAA USM, FAA 145 / EASA, spare parts distribution, asset management, and Tear-Down, End-of-life solution company in the U.S. delegation.
Jonathan Heimer, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, kicked off the Mission with opening remarks during the welcome reception on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Already, IAG has heard remarks from the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), which focuses on boosting trade, making supply chains more resilient, using clean energy to tackle climate change, and fighting corruption in business, a briefing by the U.S.-India Aviation Cooperation Program on India’s 20-year aviation plan, and speakers from both industry leaders and India airlines like Indigo and Akasa Air.