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The Updated Product Certification Guide: A New Approach to Industry & FAA Teamwork

A normal certification process for a transport aircraft typically lasts 5-7 years based on complexity of the design and the number of new and novel technologies introduced.  Although the key steps of certification process have not changed over the years, FAA and Industry have defined new methods of performing those processes without compromising the safety […]

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 […]

Aerospace and Defense Industry Remains a Leader on Environmental Stewardship

America’s Aerospace and Defense (A&D) companies care a great deal about environmental stewardship.  Long before the Paris Accords were agreed to, American A&D was searching for ways to improve its environmental footprint and make flying as efficient as possible.  Today, we remain proud to lead the way on environmental sustainability, capitalizing on the innovation at […]

AIA Welcomes Senate Introduction of the Regulatory Accountability Act

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher on introduction of S. 951, the Regulatory Accountability Act in the Senate. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes Senate introduction of the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA) on Wednesday and urges the Senate to move quickly to pass it. Earlier this year, AIA was a […]

AIA/UMD Product Support Integrator Workshop

The Aerospace Industries Association’s Product Support Committee has long advocated for expanding the use of performance-based logistics (PBL) within the Department of Defense (DoD) for weapons system sustainment. Effective PBL strategies require clearly defined and well executed management roles between Product Support Managers (PSM) and Product Support Integrators (PSI).  The PSI function not only entails managing contracts with multiple […]

AIA: President Trump Should Sign Repeal of Blacklisting Rule

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging President Trump to sign the Congressional Review Act repeal of the Blacklisting rule, E.O. 13673. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the Senate vote to eliminate Executive Order 13673 – known as the ‘blacklisting’ rule – and calls on President Trump to sign […]

Aerospace Industries Association’s Civil Aviation Environmental Committee approves Hazardous Material Management Target List Update

On Oct 31, 2016, AIA released the first revision of National Aerospace Standard 411-1 (“NAS411-1”), Hazardous Material Target List (“HMTL”). The HMTL is a list of chemical substances subject to restrictions and/or reporting requirements related to military systems developed under defense acquisition and related service contracts. The HMTL is intended to be used within a […]

AIA/ASD release S5000F International specification for in-service data feedback

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

Life Cycle Benefits of Collaborative MBSE Use for Early Requirements Development

AIA believes government and industry can realize significant benefits by increasing and improving collaborative government and industry use of Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE), especially during the early requirements definition phase. This white paper discusses the current state and benefits of MBSE across the entire life cycle and provides proposals for addressing such issues as MBSE […]

Aerospace Industry Guidelines for Implementing Interoperability Standards for Engineering Data

The variety of engineering tools used to support design, procurement, manufacturing, and support of aerospace products has never been greater.  From company to company, tools and processes range from manual capture in 2D drawings to sophisticated 3D models that are tightly integrated with other enterprise systems. The challenge is further compounded by the growing need […]

Standards – Incorporation by Reference

The aerospace industry depends on technical standards from more than one hundred different standards-developing organizations. If a recent government trend requiring that standards incorporated by reference into rulemakings be made available free on the internet is not reversed, the viability of these critical standards developers will be threatened and both the industry and its regulators […]