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Boosting Aerospace Exports is Aim of New Resource to Connect Suppliers with Customers

Friday, September 13, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Administration announced Sept. 11 a new online catalog that connects U.S. suppliers of air traffic management technologies and related services to potential clients around the globe. The NextGen Solutions Vendors 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 International Civil Aviation Organization. Specifically, the guide 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.

An ITA press release states that the guide aims to help U.S. companies sell even more of their products internationally. The U.S. is already the global leader in the aerospace sector, the ITA notes, with exports of approximately $119 billion in 2012 and the U.S. aerospace industry employing nearly 500,000 workers.

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