The Asia Pacific region is comprised of 41 nations representing 56% of the world population. The magnitude of the Asia Pacific region results in both political and economic power and aviation safety in the Asia Pacific region is critical to the region's continued success and growth. FAA predicts that within the 2016-2036 timeframe, the total passengers transiting to and from the United States and the Pacific region will increase by 120%. These growth rates in the region will translate into new aircraft sales and services. Furthermore, the Asia Pacific region is home to both established parts suppliers for US aviation manufacturing as well as developing new aircraft that will operate globally.
The FAA has offices in Singapore, where our Asia Pacific Director is located, as well as Tokyo, Japan; Beijing, China; and New Delhi, India. Additionally, the FAA participates in ICAO regional meetings as well as Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) aviation initiatives. With aviation as an important driver of economic development, the FAA has a strong interest in maintaining safety, efficiency, and environmental sustainability through our presence in the region.