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Dubai Airshow 2017

AIA Events at the Dubai Air Show The Dubai Air Show is one of the world’s largest and most successful trade shows, with 1,103 exhibitors, 66,346 trade visitors, and $37.2 billion in orders logged in 2015. This year in 2017, those numbers are expected to grow, with over 1,200 exhibitors and 72,500 trade visitors anticipated. […]

International Affairs

The International Division at AIA is responsible for promoting domestic and international policies and practices that help American companies compete in the global marketplace and cooperate with our allies and foreign partners. With both defined and undefined barriers that can limit business growth, AIA’s International Council works to promote free and fair trade for U.S. […]

Upper Airspace Working Group Paves Way For New and Emerging aerospace technologies

In continuing our leadership of paving the way for new and emerging aerospace technologies, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) has launched a new effort to open the skies even further.  The new Upper Airspace Working Group (UAWG) is focused on developing AIA positions on matters related to monitoring, responding to, and crafting industry policies and […]

AIA and Senate Aerospace Caucus Advance UAS Opportunities

As part of our ongoing effort to promote the innovative opportunities resident in America’s aerospace and defense industry, this week, the Aerospace Industries Association partnered with the Senate Aerospace Caucus in hosting an event highlighting the emerging issue of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in commercial markets and the challenges inherent in securing successful transitions.  Along […]

UAS Export Working Group

The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Export Working Group is responsible for addressing policies and regulations governing UAS exports from the United States. The focus will be on export control challenges posed by both the multi-lateral Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) and the U.S. Government’s own UAS export policy.  Where appropriate, the Working Group will also […]

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

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.  […]

AIA: U.S. UAV Exporters need transparent, predictable and efficient approval process

Statement by Vice President for International Affairs at the Aerospace Industries Association Remy Nathan on the Joint Declaration for the Export and Subsequent Use of Armed or Strike-Enabled Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association is supportive of U.S. government efforts to promote international adoption of the Joint Declaration for the Export […]

AIA’s Dave Melcher on Defense News TV

While we were at Farnborough in July, AIA President and CEO Dave Melcher sat down with Defense News Associate Editor Aaron Mehta to discuss current trends in the aerospace and defense industry. Melcher spoke about efforts to improve the FMS system to speed the process of getting capabilities into the hands of our close friends […]

AIA Participates in FAA-EASA International Aviation Safety Conference

As part of the 2016 FAA-European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) International Aviation Safety Conference “Global Partnerships: The Capstone for Safety,” AIA Vice President for Civil Aviation Ali Bahrami moderated a panel on “The Future of Unmanned Aircraft Systems” Tuesday afternoon, June 14.

Meeting the Drone Challenge: Adapting to the Times

The FAA recently demonstrated that government bureaucracies need not work at glacial speed to thoughtfully address technological change. In about a month, the FAA developed its Micro-UAS Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARC) report, recommending operational consideration for drones weighing 4.5 lbs. or less and permitting flights in proximity to people.

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