Boeing, Indonesian Govt Sign Aerospace Collaboration Agreement; Shep Hill Comments

Boeing and the government of Indonesia have signed an agreement to collaborate on commercial aviation safety and aerospace industry development initiatives in the country and in Southeast Asia, Boeing announced Monday.

The company will work with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Education, Directorate General of Civil Aviation, commercial airlines and other stakeholders.

Indonesia is aiming to continue human capital development, aerospace sector growth and infrastructure development, said Shep Hill, president of Boeing International.

Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, Indonesian ambassador to the U.S., and Stanley Roth, Boeing’s vice president of international government relations, signed the agreement at the New York Stock Exchange.

The company will work with partners and stakeholders to support air traffic management initiatives and survey Indonesia’s aerospace manufacturing-related companies, universities and research and development centers.

Later this year, the company is slated to open a new aerospace R&D facility in Brazil focusing on air traffic management and other initiatives intended to further develop science and technology in the region.

Boeing forecasts air travel in Southeast Asia will grow 6.5 percent on average pear year over the next two decades, while the company predicts traffic will go up 7.6 percent annually.

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