Industry Issues Archive

Global Positioning System Modernization

May. 29, 2015

According to a 2011 economic study, 3.3 million U.S. jobs and $96 billion in annual direct economic benefits are attributable to the Global Positioning System (GPS).  Truly,…

Actualizing S1000D - Making it real

The 2015 S1000D User Forum, held at the Omni San Diego Hotel, is hosted by the Aerospace Industries Association and supported by the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe and the ATA e-Business Program.

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…

U.S. Industry Reception at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence

The U.S. Industry Reception is the largest U.S. event during the 2015 Paris Air Show.
Monday, June 15th, 2015
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Paris, France

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.