Industry Issues Archive

Alabama students take home the gold at the Team America Rocketry Challenge National Finals

The Plains, Va. – The RCS Engineers Rocketry Team from Russellville, Ala., beat out 100 competitors to claim first place at the National Finals of the 2015 Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). After months of rocketry design, test flights and qualification launches, hundreds of students from across the country traveled to Great Meadow in the Plains, Va., to vie for the title of champion of the largest rocketry competition in the world.

Rockets on the Hill 2015 a Great Success

Fifty-five student rocket teams from across the country gathered in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate building Friday, May 8, to display their rockets and tell their stories to congressional staff.

Guidelines for Implementing Interoperability Standards for Engineering Data

May. 05, 2015

The variety of engineering tools used to support design, procurement, manufacturing, and support of aerospace products has never been greater.  From company to company, tools and processes…

Why all the applause?

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) read AIA's "Why all the Applause?" ad in Politico into the Congressional Record at a Joint House Financial Services and Oversight Subcommittee hearing examining the status of Export-Import Bank reforms Wednesday, April 15.

Spring SMC Meeting Features Interaction with Decision Makers, March to Hill

One-hundred supplier companies from around the country participated in AIA’s spring Supplier Management Council (SMC) meeting in Washington March 23-25, and met with members of Congress and staff to advocate for key aerospace and defense industry priorities.

2015 Executive Report First Quarter

April 8, 2015

World’s largest rocketry contest brings top students to nation’s capital for final fly-off

Arlington, Va. – More than 600 students across the country received news last Friday that they are advancing to the national finals of the 2015 Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). After months of hard work and more than a thousand qualification flights, submissions were tabulated and the top 100 scoring TARC teams were confirmed. These teams will compete head to head at the final fly-off on Saturday, May 9 in The Plains, VA., outside of D.C.

Army Defense Exports & Cooperation Industry Day

AIA hosted the Department of the Army Defense Exports & Cooperation Industry Day at The Boeing Company's Crystal City facility on March 17.  The conference brought together representatives from industry, the Army, DOD and the Commerce and State Departments for a day of presentations and networking around the concept of “An Army Approach to International Sales in Context of Defense Export and Advocacy.”

U.S. Virgin Islands Students Showcase Rockets at the 5th White House Science Fair

Washington, D.C. –Team Caribbean Splash from the U.S. Virgin Islands exhibited their rockets and discussed their participation in the Team America Rocketry Challenge with President Obama this morning at the 5th White House Science Fair.The team was invited to join the White House's celebration of students from across the country who are engaged and excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

AIA Strongly Supports Higher OCO Funding in Budget Vote

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) strongly encourages a "Yes" vote today on a Senate Budget Committee amendment, expected to be offered by Sen. Lindsey Graham, to raise defense funding above the levels contained in the Chairman's proposal.