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USTDA creates partnerships between U.S. companies and overseas project sponsors that support U.S. jobs while increasing access to sustainable transportation and mobility in the world’s leading emerging markets.  Fostering diverse projects in areas such as flight safety, airspace and airport capacity, freight rail modernization, transportation security, port logistics and intelligent urban transportation, USTDA helps partner countries develop efficient transportation infrastructure, an ingredient critical to generating global economic growth.  USTDA uses the full range of its tools to pursue opportunities in these diverse transportation domains, creating opportunities for U.S. suppliers of transport technologies, systems and services.


USTDA works with U.S. industry to help partner countries meet the rise in demand for aviation services, which is driving substantial export opportunities for U.S. aircraft, engines, air navigation technologies, varied aircraft parts, and numerous technical aviation services.  Professional technical training for a broad range of aviation system operators, maintenance practitioners, regulators and other professionals is a critical requirement for the growth of the sector in emerging markets, and the ability to provide high-standard technical capacity building plays to unique U.S. industry and USTDA strengths.


The Agency has robust cooperation programs in China, India and Brazil, markets that receive considerable attention from the U.S. business community because of the tremendous export opportunities they offer. In particular, USTDA’s Aviation Cooperation Programs in China and India, respectively, and its Aviation Partnership in Brazil provide a platform for aviation officials to address safety and security priorities.  These public-private partnerships also support the expansion of airport infrastructure and the emergence of business aviation in these markets.  U.S. businesses have generated billions of dollars in exports as a result of the Agency’s investments, demonstrating the value of advanced U.S. technologies and services, including security equipment as well as communications and air traffic management systems.