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Slazer Remarks at House Aerospace Caucus event

Engine for Growth: Analysis and Recommendations for U.S. Space Industry Competitiveness Remarks as prepared for AIA Vice President for Space Systems Frank Slazer before House Aerospace Caucus Thank you and good afternoon. The Aerospace Industries Association, with over 330 members, includes companies who were present at the dawn of the space age 60 years ago, as […]

Report: AIA Calls for Actions to Spur U.S. Space Competitiveness

New Report Outlines Policies Needed to Boost the U.S. Space Industry’s Global Competitiveness Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association, supported by research and analysis provided by the consulting firm Bryce Space and Technology, released a report today highlighting the growing importance of the U.S. domestic space industry to our nation’s economic vitality and security. […]

Engine for Growth: Analysis and Recommendations for U.S. Space Industry Competitiveness

Having a strong domestic space industry is crucial to our nation’s economic vitality and security. The U.S. space industry, which U.S. government national security and civil space programs increasingly depend upon, generates innovative solutions, export revenues and high technology jobs for our citizens, while underpinning our security in ways that are seldom understood by the […]

“We have met the enemy and he is us”

“We have met the enemy and he is us!” Thinking of space reminds some people of the 1960’s – when Walt Kelly’s cartoon character, Pogo, gave us this immortal phrase. Unfortunately, in the 21st Century, this phrase is truer than ever when it comes to being competitive globally in space activities; the US – far […]

Space Symposium, Colorado Springs, Colo.

AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher Space Symposium, Colorado Springs, Colo. April 4, 2017 Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank you and good afternoon. As CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, I represent over 330 members, including companies who were present at the dawn of the space age 60 years ago, as well as […]

Make Assuring U.S. Space Competitiveness a National Priority

Originally Published in Space News, April 4, 2017. At a time in which many countries aggressively promote their space industries and are striving to leapfrog the U.S. technologically, we must think more boldly about helping our domestic space industry to thrive as commercial uses of space expand. This industry, which comprises established aerospace companies that […]

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 […]

Trump Budget: New Priorities, New Opportunities

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher on the preliminary budget submitted to Congress by President Trump. Arlington, Va. — President Trump’s preliminary budget submission reflects a substantial re-ordering of priorities. The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the President’s proposal as the vital first step in determining national priorities for the coming years and […]

AIA Urges President Trump To Sign NASA Transition Authorization

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging President Trump to sign the NASA Transition Authorization Act into law. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes House passage of S. 442, the NASA Transition Authorization Act, and urges the President to sign the bill into law. NASA programs are at the center […]

AIA Releases New NASA Funding Report

AIA released a new report Monday, making recommendations for increasing NASA’s budget to restore America’s leadership in space. AIA believes that our nation is underfunding NASA and shortchanging our future. While we’re not advocating for a return to 1960s-era funding levels of four percent of the Federal budget, we believe our investment should be substantially more than […]

Funding Our Future: AIA Recommendations for Increasing NASA’s Budget

NASA has done great things – our robotic spacecraft have visited every planet in the solar system, we have discovered that nearly every star in the sky has its own planetary system and we have begun to understand our planet as a complex system. However, we should acknowledge that we have fallen short of our potential as a nation. […]

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