AMCHAM Aerospace Committee
The mission of the Aerospace Committee is to support and promote aerospace- oriented industries and continually develop effective programs of Chamber support for aerospace- related projects in the region by improving government- to- industry relationships, increasing understanding of U. S. and Thailand/ ASEAN aerospace regulations, and increasing member companies’ ability to compete for global business.
2016 was the first full year of activities for the Aerospace Committee with 10 monthly meetings held throughout the year. Much of the focus in the first year has been on understanding the various Thai government programs recently put in place to promote Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul ( MRO) aerospace business. Some of the notable speakers included Deputy Secretary General Ajarin Pattanapanchai from the Thailand Board of Investment, Rear Admiral Worapol Tongpricha, Airport Director of the U- Tapao International Airport, and Jacob Siefers, the Regional Director for Sikorsky International products.
Throughout the year the committee identified areas that need emphasis in promoting the aerospace industry in Thailand and has worked to get those issues into the proper government chan- nels in both Thailand and the United States.
The following companies are already members of AMCHAM’S Aerospace Committee. If you would like to join AMCHAM or the Aerospace Committee please contact Committee leaders Jim Grunewald and John Brasch at service@ amchamthailand. com.