Industry Issues Archive

Earth Observation Report

Apr. 20, 2016

The Aerospace Industries Association takes great pride in our member companies’ work in support of the space-based Earth observations capabilities that NASA, NOAA, the U.S. Geological Survey, and other government…

Commercial Space Competitiveness - Strategy for the 21st Century

Apr. 12, 2016

To become the commercial space leader, we must acknowledge the next generation of space innovation is being driven by the global commercial space environment. Just as our…

Dave Melcher Remarks at the 32nd Space Symposium

Author: Dave Melcher, President & CEO Aerospace Industries Association

U.S. Space Companies, We Could and Should be Doing Better 

Aviation: A Key to Economic Prosperity

Apr. 11, 2016

Aeronautics – the science of flight – is a cornerstone of economic prosperity and is critical to maintaining our national security and defense. Today’s aviation industry owes its successes…

States and Aerospace Industry Partner to Make America Stronger

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace States Association (ASA) an association of state Lt. Governors and the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) representing aerospace manufacturers have signed a historic agreement to grow high paying jobs, increase economic development and inspire America’s youth to join the aerospace workforce of the future.

World’s Largest Rocketry Competition Launches Student Careers in STEM 2016

Arlington, Va. - Nearly 5,000 students across the country are gearing up for the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), the world’s largest rocketry competition. 789 teams of secondary school students from all backgrounds are vying for 100 coveted spots in the TARC national finals held on Saturday, May 14, outside of Washington, D.C.

NASA Aeronautics News Conference

Remarks as prepared for NASA Aeronautics News Conference
David F. Melcher, President & CEO Aerospace Industries Association
Monday, February 29, 2016

AIA: Singapore Airshow Demonstrates Value of TPP

Singapore — The Aerospace Industries Association participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the U.S. International Pavilion at the Singapore Airshow today as a symbolic gesture signifying the commitment of the U.S. Aerospace and Defense industry to increasing international trade and partnerships with America’s friends and allies in the Asia-Pacific region.

ON EVE OF SINGAPORE AIRSHOW 2016, U.S. PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS SHARPEN FOCUS ON AEROSPACE/DEFENSE

SINGAPORE — Against the backdrop of a newly forged regional trade policy, expanding Pacific defense and security relationships, and the 50th anniversary this year of formalized diplomatic relations between the United States and Singapore, American government officials and business executives meeting before the start of the biennial airshow here expressed their shared commitment to promote a level playing field for greater U.S. aerospace and defense industry investment in the Asia-Pacific region.

AIA: President’s Budget Request Not Adequate to Meet Pressing National Needs

Arlington, Va. — AIA believes that the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request does not provide the funding we need to ensure safe air transportation, make America more secure, promote space exploration, and ensure a vibrant and innovative industrial base. If this budget is adopted, we will fail to address the serious mismatch between our resources and the new threats and challenges our nation faces today.