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AIA sends letter to leadership of Budget Committees on BCA Caps

On May 11, 2017, AIA sent a letter signed by AIA Chairman and Chairman, President and CEO of the Boeing Company Dennis A. Muilenburg; AIA Vice Chairman and Chairman and CEO of Raytheon Company Thomas A. Kennedy; and AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher, urging Budget Committee Chairs and Ranking Members in the House […]

AIA Welcomes Full-Year FY17 Appropriation

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher on the FY17 Omnibus Budget Deal. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the announcement of the $1.165 trillion fiscal year 2017 Omnibus Budget Deal and urges both chambers of Congress to pass it this week. The Omnibus funds critical investments in national security, as […]

AIA Urges Congress to Pass Full Appropriation for Defense

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher on need for Congress to increase defense spending now and into the future. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association urges Congress to increase defense spending substantially, now – by passing the fiscal year 2017 (FY17) Defense Appropriations bill and the President’s recent request for additional […]

Defense Related Associations Urge Passage of Full FY17 Defense Bill

Today, the Aerospace Industries Association joined with other associations representing the defense sector and its personnel in calling on congressional leaders to complete full defense appropriation bill.  In a letter signed by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher, leaders of the Defense Related Associations stated “We urge immediate passage of FY 17 defense funding, […]

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 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. […]

AIA Strongly Supports McCain Proposal for Defense Spending

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher on the proposal by Chairman McCain for increased spending levels in the DOD base accounts. Arlington, Va. — As the voice of American aerospace and defense, the Aerospace Industries Association has long argued that our national security enterprise is seriously underfunded. AIA therefore strongly supports the […]

AIA’s Executive Report – Winter 2016

Read the Winter 2016 edition of AIA’s Executive Report here. In this issue: Dennis Muilenburg – Aerospace’s Key Advocate Drones 2030: Imagining Our Unmanned Future Washington State Aerospace: 100 Years Strong and Growing AIA’s Year in Review President’s Message: AIA’s Agenda for America in 2017

AIA urges full FY2017 Appropriations bill and ExIm Bank restoration

AIA sent a letter today urging Congress to pass a completed FY2017 appropriation package rather than a full-year continuing resolution. We also ask that the ExIm Bank be enabled to process transactions more than $10 million. It was signed by more than 70 CEOs and senior industry representatives from AIA member companies.

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