AIA Blog Post Archive

AIA’s New Executive Report – Autumn 2016

We are pleased to introduce our new Executive Report magazine!  Please click here to launch the electronic edition. The new ER will highlight exciting industry trends, commentary and activities surrounding our member companies and well as key in on our primary focus areas including innovation, technology, a healthy economy, securing our nation and workforce/STEM education. […]

AIA Continues Campaign Outreach Effort

AIA’s outreach efforts to the U. S. political campaigns will continue straight up to voting day. Every major election is important to our industry, and this one is no different. In August, an industry team briefed informal national security policy advisors to the Clinton presidential campaign at AIA’s Washington, DC office. In June, the same […]

AIA/ASD release S5000F International specification

AIA/ASD release S5000F, Issue 1.0 International specification for operational and maintenance data feedback The Aerospace Industries Association and the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) released S5000F, Issue 1.0 “International specification for operational and maintenance data feedback,” at the 2016 S1000D User Forum and the S-Series Specification Day on September 29, 2016. “This specification is a product […]

AIA Urges Passage of STEM-related Education Bill

September 13, the House overwhelmingly voted to pass H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. The legislation reauthorizes and reforms the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act to help more Americans enter the workforce with the skills they need to compete for high-skilled, in-demand jobs. We strongly […]

NextGen is on Capitol Hill

National Aerospace Week presented a prime opportunity for AIA, the FAA and our industry partners to showcase a special Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) exhibit and video booth on Capitol Hill. The two-day display is educating congressional staffers and the visiting public about the many benefits air travelers receive from NextGen. NextGen is a […]

Modernizing America’s Security Cooperation Workforce

By AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher For more than 80 years, the United States used security cooperation to bring peace and stability to the world. Beginning with President Franklin Roosevelt’s “Arsenal of Democracy,” followed by major initiatives such as coalition building leading up to the first Gulf War in 1991 and defense reform […]

AIA and AIAA Assemble A&D Workforce Leaders for STEM Summit

“Collaborating to Inspire and Build the Aerospace Workforce of Tomorrow” was the theme of the 2016 National Aerospace and Defense Workforce Summit, a two-day event organized by AIA and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The Summit – which featured panelists from AIA member companies, higher education institutions, think tanks and other prominent […]

Making NextGen a Win-Win for Flight Safety, Environmental Quality, and the General Public

The facts are in.  NextGen is increasingly delivering on the promise to build capacity and efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS).  Over the past two years, the FAA and industry have worked together to field new technologies that benefit everyone— especially pilots and communities near airports. The Houston metro area is a great example. […]

AIA’s Dave Melcher on Defense News TV

While we were at Farnborough in July, AIA President and CEO Dave Melcher sat down with Defense News Associate Editor Aaron Mehta to discuss current trends in the aerospace and defense industry. Melcher spoke about efforts to improve the FMS system to speed the process of getting capabilities into the hands of our close friends […]

TARC/IRC Day 1: Team USA Arrives in London, IRC Begins!

The Odle Middle School “Space Potatoes” of Bellevue, Washington, had a great first day in London! The recently graduated eighth-graders arrived in London, enjoyed an afternoon walk through the Grosvenor Square Garden and even held a team dinner/presentation practice session. The Space Potatoes enjoyed some fresh air after a long flight from Seattle to London! […]

Corral Tours

One of the many cool things AIA does at airshows is support the DOD aircrews at the DOD Corral. We help coordinate when distinguished visitors and high-ranking government officials want to take time to express their gratitude to our men and women in uniform. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker toured the corral on Monday: MH-60 Blackhawk […]