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AIA Urges Congress to Pass FAA Certification Reforms

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging House and Senate Committee Chairs and Ranking Members to enact comprehensive FAA certification streamlining reforms in a multiyear FAA reauthorization bill. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association sent a letter signed by more than 80 individual member companies Friday to the Chairs and Ranking […]

AIA, Major International Aviation Organizations Launch New Joint Report on Aviation’s Economic Benefits

The Aerospace Industries Association is joining international aviation’s most prominent organizations to highlight a special new report just released by the International Civil Aviation Organization on Aviation Benefits. The report provides invaluable data and perspectives on the unique ways in which aviation fosters enhanced and sustainable prosperity, as well as critical steps governments can take […]

Aerospace Infrastructure for the 21st Century: AIA’s Executive Report – Autumn 2017

AIA’s Autumn 2017 edition of the Executive Report highlights the necessity of investment into America’s aerospace infrastructure as part of the nation’s critical infrastructure.  “Aerospace Infrastructure for the 21st Century” includes: – Infrastructure for America: Aerospace and Defense Leads the Way – A Profile of AIA Member Eaton Aerospace Group – Results of the annual […]

Associations Praise Update to Product Certification Guide

AIA, AEA, GAMA release Third Edition of the FAA and Industry Guide to Product Certification Washington, DC – The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today announced the approval of an updated United States (U.S.) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)/Industry Guide to Product Certification. The last version […]

AIA Welcomes President Trump’s Infrastructure Speech

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher on President Trump’s speech before the 2017 North America’s Building Trades Unions Legislative Conference. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes President Trump’s commitment to infrastructure investment in his speech to the 2017 North America’s Building Trades Unions Legislative Conference Tuesday. We’re eager to see […]

AIA Urges Senate to Confirm Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging the Senate to confirm Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association strongly supports the nomination of Elaine Chao to be Secretary of Transportation. Secretary Chao will bring a wealth of knowledge, integrity and experience to the DOT and we […]

AIA Participates in FAA-EASA International Aviation Safety Conference

As part of the 2016 FAA-European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) International Aviation Safety Conference “Global Partnerships: The Capstone for Safety,” AIA Vice President for Civil Aviation Ali Bahrami moderated a panel on “The Future of Unmanned Aircraft Systems” Tuesday afternoon, June 14.

View our campaign position papers

As the Voice of American Aerospace and Defense, AIA’s role is to educate our elected leaders, candidates for office and the general public on the importance of our industry to our economy and national security. AIA has developed campaign position papers on several of the issues that matter most to our industry. We welcome the […]

Aviation: A Key to Economic Prosperity

Aeronautics – the science of flight – is a cornerstone of economic prosperity and is critical to maintaining our national security and defense. Today’s aviation industry owes its successes to U.S.-led research and development efforts to improve safety, reliability, and efficiency of air travel. U.S. leadership in aerospace – specifically in aeronautics – has established the United States as the […]

AIA’s Bahrami Speaks at UAS forum – AIA Releases New UAS Report

Ali Bahrami, AIA’s VP of Civil Aviation, was a featured panelist today at the K&L Gates, “Aviation’s Next Frontier – UAS Outlook for 2016” conference. Bahrami set the tone for the Manufacturer/User Perspective panel following FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta’s keynote address.

Global Sustainable Aviation Summit 2015

Remarks for Global Sustainable Aviation Summit 2015
Excerpts From Prepared Remarks
David F. Melcher, President & CEO Aerospace Industries Association
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Q&A With Michael Huerta, FAA Administrator

Huerta: Our highest priority is how we ensure safety for people both in the air and on the ground. For us that is a combination of educational and regulatory activities and specific authorization that we are granting to people as we go through the regulatory process.

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