Industry Issues Archive

Time to reverse the budget caps

Author: Marion C. Blakey & Emily Holubowich

We’re often asked why the aerospace and defense industry and groups advocating for government’s core domestic functions are jointly fighting the severe cuts to defense and non-defense discretionary (NDD) programs imposed by the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011.

AIA Supports Lifting of Export Restrictions on U.S. Space Systems

The Aerospace Industries Association applauds the Administration’s issuance of revisions to Category XV of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) that will end excessive restrictions on space systems like commercial satellites and related articles.  After a six month delayed implementation, the interim final rule will remove many of these less sensitive technologies from the USML and place them under the more appropriate controls of the Commerce Control List.

Leveling the Playing Field: The Ex-Im Bank & U.S. Manufacturing

May. 12, 2014

In the wake of an uneven global economic recovery, countries are competing in an unprecedented race to create jobs and stimulate economic growth through increased exports. In…

Georgia Students Take First Place in Team America Rocketry Challenge Finals

The Plains, Va. – Students from Creekview High School of Canton, Ga. outperformed hundreds of their peers from across the country Saturday to earn first place at the twelfth annual Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). Champions Amanda Semler, 18; Andrew White, 16; Nick Dimos, 16; Austin Bralick, 16; and Bailey Robertson, 15; bested more than 700 other teams representing 48 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands to earn the national title.

TARC Teams Flock to Capitol Hill for Rockets on the Hill

Hundreds of middle and high school students descended on Capitol Hill the morning of Friday, May 9, for the third annual Rockets on the Hill reception. Part of the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) National Finals festivities, Rockets on the Hill is an opportunity for students to meet with their elected representatives and talk about the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.

The U.S. Export-Import Bank

The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. is responsible for allowing businesses to export their products globally. It has for decades helped level to playing field for domestic export, build the U.S. economy by being a self-sustaining organization that returns money to American taxpayers and supports small businesses and jobs in America.

Playing Politics with National Security is a Transatlantic Mistake

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey

Public Comments Sought on Acquisition Reform

The Federal government’s acquisition regulations have grown into a demanding and complicated regime costing the nation millions of dollars just for compliance.

AIA Conflict Minerals Education Update

Apr. 24, 2014

This document serves to inform AIA members and their supply chains about the first round of pending Conflict Minerals Specialized Disclosure filings to the SEC. With the…

2014 Executive Report First Quarter

Apr. 17, 2014