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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. […]

AIA Presents Space Cost Reduction Paper

AIA hosted in March a panel discussion and open forum with industry and government representatives on AIA’s new space report, Easing the Burden—Reducing the Cost of National Security Space Capabilities.

Senate passes RD-180 amendment, NDAA

AIA welcomes the news that the Senate has passed Sen. Nelson’s (D-Fla.) amendment to the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, permitting the purchase of 18 additional RD-180 engines for use in Atlas V launch vehicles for national security satellites.

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 […]

AIA letter to Senate Armed Services Committee on RD-180

AIA sent a letter to the Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-R.I.) of the Senate Armed Services Committee June 3, expressing support for Defense Secretary Carter’s request for authority to purchase 18 additional RD-180 rocket motors to support national security launch requirements.

AIA Presents Space Cost Reduction Paper

AIA hosted in March a panel discussion and open forum with industry and government representatives on AIA’s new space report, Easing the Burden—Reducing the Cost of National Security Space Capabilities.

Easing the Burden: Reducing the cost of national security space capabilities

For more than five decades, our national security space assets have grown tremendously more capable and essential to our nation’s armed forces and national security decision makers. They are invaluable for keeping our military second to none. Unfortunately, the space sector – as the Pentagon noted in the 2011 National Security Space Strategy – is increasingly becoming congested, competitive and […]

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