For Immediate Release: September 11, 2013
Contact: Lorri Crowley (202) 482-3809
International Trade Administration Launches New Resource that Connects U.S. Firms With International Customers
NextGen Solutions Vendors Guide Supports U.S. Air Traffic Management Technologies and Service Providers
WASHINGTON – Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing Chandra Brown today announced that the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has launched an online catalogue that connects U.S. providers of air traffic management technologies and related services to potential clients around the globe. The NextGen Solutions Vendors Guide (Guide) will direct users to U.S. manufacturers of Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) technologies and U.S. providers of related knowledge and services that can be used to upgrade air traffic management systems pursuant to the “Aviation System Block Upgrade” initiative of the United Nation’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
“This product is a result of cooperation between the U.S. government and the private sector and supports the President’s National Export Initiative by developing export opportunities and job creation in the U.S. air traffic management industry,” Brown said. “The Guide provides users access to a comprehensive listing of the new ICAO upgrades and links to U.S. companies that offer products and services that meet the ICAO requirements helping U.S. companies sell more of their products internationally.”
The Guide is a web-based resource that addresses current and expected needs regarding air traffic management, airspace capacity, flight path efficiency, enhanced communications and data exchanges, and operational improvements to the airport environment. The Guide covers ICAO’s four Aviation System Block Upgrade performance improvement areas of airport operations, globally interoperable systems and data, optimum capacity and flexible flights, and efficient flight paths. It will also include information about U.S. knowledge and service providers that can help implement these NextGen solutions and/or provide services and expertise that complement these upgrades.
The United States is the global leader in the aerospace sector, with aerospace exports generating approximately $119 billion in 2012 and the U.S. aerospace industry employing nearly 500,000 workers.
For more information or to participate in the Toolkit, please visit http://export.gov/industry/aerospace/eg_main_065090.asp, or contact the authors of the Guide at NextGenVendors@trade.gov.
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