The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is awarding a USD 513,170 technical assistance grant to the Romanian Air Traffic Services Administration (ROMATSA) to evaluate and recommend upgrades to aviation surveillance technology throughout Romania, according to a press release. The technical assistance will support ROMATSA in ensuring that its aviation surveillance, data communications, traffic flow management and performance-based navigation system conform to a global standard of performance. The grant was signed yesterday by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Duane C. Butcher on behalf of USTDA, and Bogdan Donciu, General Director of ROMATSA. “This modernization project is part of Romania’s overall goal of enhancing its airspace and capacity. If implemented, it will result in more efficient flight routing and reduced flight delays,” stated USTDA Regional Director Carl Kress. As a member of the Single European Sky (SES) program, Romania has committed to make numerous technological improvements in order to conform to international standards.