Maryland Governor Endorses ARINC to Modernize Airports in India
ARINC joined Governor Martin O’Malley and First Lady Katie O’Malley on a historic trade mission to India with a delegation of more than 100 Maryland business leaders, educators and elected officials – the largest-ever trade mission delegation from Maryland.
The primary objective of the trade mission was to create new investment opportunities for Maryland businesses looking to enter or expand into Indian markets, and for Indian companies looking to enter U.S. markets by locating in Maryland. One of the highlights of the mission was a meeting between India’s Minister of Civil Aviation Mr. Vayalar Ravi, Governor O’Malley and ARINC’s Asia Pacific Managing Director Mr. Jim L. Martin to discuss the modernization of India’s airports, with reference to a recent tender issued by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to upgrade 25 of its airports.
Governor O’Malley mentioned that Maryland is one of the top technology states in America, and ARINC has had an established and outstanding record in helping airports worldwide enhance operations and improve passenger services by leveraging of the latest cutting edge technologies. The company is in an excellent position to help AAI achieve its goals of modernizing their airports, and requested the minister to provide opportunities to help ARINC grow in India.
“I am pleased to support ARINC – one of our top Maryland companies and an outstanding corporate partner – in their bid to upgrade more than two dozen airports in India,” said Governor O’Malley. “Maryland’s recent mission to India yielded impressive results with nearly $60 million in deals between Maryland and India companies. We are hopeful that ARINC is successful in expanding its already successful operations with the Airports Authority of India.”