The Asia Pacific region is both large and diverse, as it comprises 41 countries across the sub-regions of North Asia, Northeast Asia, Oceania, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The region includes four of the five most populous countries in the world and collectively encompasses approximately 60% of the global population.
With many of the world's largest and fastest growing economies, the Asia Pacific region has seen significant economic and aviation growth in recent years. Looking forward, the region is forecast to have the highest economic growth worldwide over the next twenty-year period. This growth, led in part by a growing middle class in a number of Asia Pacific countries, will lead to continued increases in the number of airline passengers traveling both within and to/from the region.
FAA maintains a number of interests in the Asia Pacific region, and is committed to working with regional partners to advance aviation priorities. The region includes ten shared Flight Information Region boundaries with the United States, and is home to numerous parts suppliers for U.S. aviation manufacturers. FAA engages bilaterally with civil aviation authorities throughout the Asia Pacific region, and with regional entities such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Asia and Pacific Office, the Directors General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of the Asia and Pacific region, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), and many others.
The FAA Asia Pacific Director is located in Singapore, and there are FAA Senior Representatives located in Beijing, China; Delhi, India; Tokyo, Japan; and Singapore.