The United States Diplomatic Mission to Brazil collaborates with Brazilian Aviation Officials to organize Airport Infrastructure Conference

The U.S. Embassy’s Commercial Service in coordination with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), and the Brazilian Federation of Chambers of Commerce, organized a Brazil Airport Infrastructure Development Conference in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo on May 18-19.  During the event, U.S. technology companies with experience in the aviation industry explored avenues of collaboration and modernization of Brazil’s airports with Brazilian government officials and regional airport managers.  This event comes at an opportune time as Brazil is currently renovating and expanding a number of its airports.  This conference also strived to build on an already established and successful relationship between Brazil and the U.S. in the aviation sector.  Over the past two years, both countries have partnered on a number of activities of mutual interest under the USTDA U.S. – Brazil Aviation Partnership.  Brazil is currently the third largest domestic aviation market in the world after the U.S. and China.