This past week, The Wicks Group’s Managing Director and Founder Glenn Wicks, along with Senior Advisor Loretta McNeir, participated in the sixth biennial U.S. – India Aviation Summit in Mumbai, India. Convened by the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) in partnership with the U.S. – India Aviation Cooperation Program and India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation, the bilateral conference affirmed both countries’ commitment to advancing India’s aviation priorities and objectives.
Attendees of the conference, which ran from May 8th through 11th, included government officials from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, the Transportation Security Administration, the Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Indian Bureau of Civil Aviation Security. The Wicks Group was a summit sponsor, along with other aviation industry members such as Boeing, United Airlines, and Pratt & Whitney.
The Summit consisted of a series of panel discussions between members of the public and private sectors. Panelists were encouraged to share their experiences and best practices to help promote growth across all sectors of the Indian aviation industry. Glenn Wicks participated in the Summit’s penultimate panel, entitled “Best Practices in Aviation Safety: Runway Safety.” As a panelist, Mr. Wick’s spoke on the FAA’s new compliance philosophy and how it relates to ensuring runway safety in India.
Mr. Wicks, second from right, with fellow panelists.
Throughout the conference, The Wicks Group was commended by representatives of the U.S. government and the government of India for assisting India in regaining FAA IASA Category I status in April 2015, through a project supported by USTDA. The Wicks Group remains committed to supporting further development of DGCA’s aviation oversight systems, and the overall growth and expansion of the Indian aviation industry.
The Wicks Group is a multi-disciplinary legal and consulting firm that provides a wide range of services world-wide to clients with aviation and transportation-related interests. The firm regularly assists countries with achieving their civil aviation development objectives, including coming into compliance with international safety standards, by providing specialized technical and management consulting services as well as legal counsel. TWG has a 100% success record in helping countries prepare for FAA IASA audits, with Category 1 ratings following all six projects completed since 2012.
For more information regarding The Wicks Group’s technical assistance to the government of India and other IASA projects, please contact Glenn Wicks at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 202-457-7790.