Industry Issues Archive

Efford Joins Legislative Affairs Division

Aug. 24, 2011

AIA has named Richard Efford as its new Assistant Vice President for Legislative Affairs. Efford brings decades of experience working for congressional committees and government relations firms…

National Aerospace Week Launched

Aug. 22, 2011

Ongoing and emerging security threats, aging civil and space infrastructure, fiscal challenges and keeping and creating jobs all present our nation with enormous challenges. This year’s National…

Cut DoD Budget With Care; Sustain Development Dough

Aug. 22, 2011

When Secretary Panetta visited troops in Afghanistan and Iraq last month, press reports heralded his "rough and tumble" rhetoric and "salty" exchanges with the troops. But beneath…

AIA Congratulates CAAFI on Williams Trophy Award

Aug. 18, 2011

The Aerospace Industries Association congratulates the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative team on being selected to receive the 2011 Williams Trophy. Richard L. Altman and the CAAFI…

Wes Bush,  “Unmanned Systems: The Value of Innovation”

Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) North America 2011 Forum
Washington, D.C.
August 17, 2011

August 2011 eUpdate

Aug. 12, 2011












AIA Encouraged by FAA Extension

Aug. 05, 2011

The Aerospace Industries Association is encouraged by passage of a FAA reauthorization extension today.

“We’re relieved Congress has extended FAA’s operations,” said AIA President…

Debt Deal Super Committee Must Have National Security Expertise

Aug. 02, 2011

President Obama and Congress deserve praise for reaching a deal to avert disaster today. However, we are concerned by the requirement for additional defense cuts negotiated by…

AIA Congratulates Carter on Nomination

Aug. 02, 2011

The Aerospace Industries Association congratulates Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Ashton B. Carter on his nomination as Deputy Defense Secretary.


Debt Deal Trigger Dangles “Sword of Damocles” over Defense

Aug. 01, 2011

We commend Congress and President Obama for reaching a deal to extend the debt limit and avoiding a disastrous default. But the deal also dangles a Sword…