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AIA Supports DOD’s Innovation Partnership With Industry

America’s potential adversaries are developing significant military capabilities and doing so faster than ever. To stay ahead, DOD must revamp the stilted defense acquisition system that AIA member companies are required to navigate; it also must draw from the full range of American technology and expertise from all sectors of the marketplace to effectively drive […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Defense Associations meet with Defense Secretary Carter and Under Secretary Kendall for Joint Government/Industry Discussions

Oct. 6, 2016 Defense Associations meet with Defense Secretary Carter and Under Secretary Kendall for Joint Government/Industry Discussions Arlington, Va. — Three major defense trade associations met with Secretary of Defense, Dr. Ashton Carter and Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall at the offices of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) […]

Aerospace Association Picks Indiana for Conference

FARNBOROUGH, England (July 12, 2016) – Today at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow (FIA), the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) announced plans to host its Supplier Management Council conference in Indianapolis in the spring of 2018. Presented in partnership with Rolls-Royce and the state of Indiana, the conference will attract industry leaders and showcase Indiana’s growing aerospace and aviation industry.

AIA Chairman Marillyn A. Hewson at Summer SMC meeting

Aerospace Industries Association Supplier Management Council Summer Meeting in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, June 14, 2016.
Marillyn A. Hewson, AIA Chariman and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation
Remarks AS PREPARED

Commercial Space Competitiveness – Strategy for the 21st Century

To become the commercial space leader, we must acknowledge the next generation of space innovation is being driven by the global commercial space environment. Just as our nation did after initial Soviet successes, we must set the pace in space by out-innovating and out-competing the global competition. We must also be prepared to work with […]

States and Aerospace Industry Partner to Make America Stronger

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace States Association (ASA) an association of state Lt. Governors and the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) representing aerospace manufacturers have signed a historic agreement to grow high paying jobs, increase economic development and inspire America’s youth to join the aerospace workforce of the future.

AIA: President’s Budget Request Not Adequate to Meet Pressing National Needs

Arlington, Va. — AIA believes that the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request does not provide the funding we need to ensure safe air transportation, make America more secure, promote space exploration, and ensure a vibrant and innovative industrial base. If this budget is adopted, we will fail to address the serious mismatch between our resources and the new threats and challenges our nation faces today.

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