Industry Issues Archive

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.

AIA Urges Budget Committees to Raise Defense Caps

On Wednesday, AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey wrote to the House and Senate Budget Committees strongly urging them to increase national security funding in the FY2016 Budget Resolution process. AIA urges its members to contact their Congressional representatives to let them know how the national security reductions are affecting our industry and threaten our nation's ability to carry out our national security strategy.

Thousands of students participate in world’s largest rocketry competition

Arlington, Va. – Nearly 4,000 middle and high school students across the country are gearing up for the 2015 Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), the aerospace and defense industry’s flagship program to inspire young people to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This year, close to 700 teams representing 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are designing and building model rockets as they contest to qualify for the national finals scheduled for Saturday, May 9 in The Plains, VA.

Marion Blakey Departs the Aerospace Industries Association

Arlington, Va. —The Aerospace Industries Association announces today that after her successful seven-year tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer, Marion C. Blakey will be leaving to take the position of President and CEO of Rolls Royce North America.

FAA’s Draft Small UAS Rule – A Positive Step Forward

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey on FAA’s issuance of proposed regulations for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

Arlington, Va. — By issuing draft regulations for the use of small unmanned aircraft systems, FAA has taken an important step towards the integration of UAS into civil airspace. The issuance of these proposed regulations is a key element of government and industry efforts to foster safe operations in both civil and military applications of remotely piloted aircraft while further encouraging research and development of UAS technologies. We believe this step will pave the way for additional service organizations and industries to explore expanded operations and use of UAS technologies.

AIA Congratulates Ashton Carter on Confirmation

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association offers its congratulations to Dr. Ashton “Ash” Carter on being confirmed by the United States Senate to succeed Defense Secretary Charles “Chuck” Hagel.

ICCAIA Supports International Consortium Seeking Alternatives to Halon Fire Suppressant

Arlington, Va.  — The International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Association (ICCAIA) supports the international aerospace community as it seeks a timely and effective replacement for Halon, widely used as an aircraft fire extinguishing agent.

2014 Executive Report Fourth Quarter

Feb. 2, 2015

Remarks to International Aviation Club

Remarks to International Aviation Club
EXCERPT FROM PREPARED REMARKS:
Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO, AIA
Wednesday, January 28, 2015