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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 […]

Uber’s Flying Car Vision Won’t Fly Without NextGen

As first posted in Air Transport World, Nov. 23, 2016 Uber’s recent report outlining its vision for the potential of autonomous flying cars has captured the imagination of city dwellers and commuters worldwide. Who wouldn’t enjoy care-free flying in ten years that eliminates gridlock at 200mph? The image of effortless, on-demand, point-to-point flight is intriguing.  […]

NextGen is on Capitol Hill

National Aerospace Week presented a prime opportunity for AIA, the FAA and our industry partners to showcase a special Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) exhibit and video booth on Capitol Hill. The two-day display is educating congressional staffers and the visiting public about the many benefits air travelers receive from NextGen. NextGen is a […]

Making NextGen a Win-Win for Flight Safety, Environmental Quality, and the General Public

The facts are in.  NextGen is increasingly delivering on the promise to build capacity and efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS).  Over the past two years, the FAA and industry have worked together to field new technologies that benefit everyone— especially pilots and communities near airports. The Houston metro area is a great example. […]

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 […]

Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Evolution and Opportunity

Since the Aerospace Industry Association’s 2013 report on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), unmanned flight technology and platforms have continued to evolve in new and innovative ways. Small start-ups to major global corporations are establishing UAS-based aviation services and solutions, and there is continued growth projected for military UAS flights and orders. A cultural shift driven by consumer and commercial use is underway […]

Q&A With Michael Huerta, FAA Administrator

Huerta: Our highest priority is how we ensure safety for people both in the air and on the ground. For us that is a combination of educational and regulatory activities and specific authorization that we are granting to people as we go through the regulatory process.

Why America Needs NextGen

When NextGen is fully implemented—hopefully by 2025—airline passengers will notice significant changes in the way they fly. With new tools aiding our pilots and air traffic controllers, those frustrating delays while taxiing to the runway will diminish, flights will be smoothly diverted around rough weather and routes will be more precise—saving time, fuel and money.

ADS-B Infrastructure: On Time, On Budget, On the Job

The Department of Transportation Inspector General’s report on issues surrounding the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system fails to state the obvious, that the infrastructure necessary to implement ADS-B is on time, on budget and on the job. It is imperative that to improve our air transportation system and to enhance safety for future generations, the aviation industry, operators and government must all do their part to make NextGen a success.

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