Victoria and India sign up to new aviation and aerospace partnership
|22 February 2012 |
|Victoria and India have formalised a long-standing agreement to work together co-operatively to grow their aviation and aerospace industries., A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Aviation Aerospace Australia (AAA) and the Society of Indian Aerospace and Technologies Industries (SIATI) was signed today in Bangalore, India.|
|The signing of the AAA-SIATI MOU signalled a new level of co-operation and exchange between Victoria and India in aviation and aerospace, making it easier for both organisations to share knowledge, develop expertise and transfer skills.|
The aviation and aerospace sector is a vital enabling industry in the state’s economy, and it is anticipated that this partnership will help local firms looking to tap into new opportunities in India. The MOU will strengthen engagement between India and Victoria, including developing a roadmap for skills development in India to meet its aviation and aerospace sector needs.
Around 20 of Victoria's leading aviation and aerospace companies are currently visiting India as part of the Victorian Government's Super Trade Mission, the largest ever from Australia.
More than 200 Victorian companies are taking part in the mission, which is visiting New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Pune from 21 to 26 February, showcasing Victoria's strengths in the automotive, aviation and aerospace, cleantech, education, food and beverages, ICT, life sciences, sustainable urban design and tourism sectors.