Industry Issues Archive

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. 18, 2014

AIA Encouraged by Meeting Among SASC Members on Sequestration

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey on the meeting of Senate Armed Services Committee members to discuss solutions to sequestration budget cuts.

Aero Caucus Hosts DARPA Director & Industry Displays

On April 1, 2014, Aerospace Caucus co-chairs, Senators Patty Murray and Saxby Chambliss, hosted an event on the importance of defense research and development (R&D) on innovation. The event featured Dr. Arati Prabhakar the Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), who spoke to the innovations that have entered the commercial marketplace because of defense R&D investments.

Defense Research & Development: From the Warfighter to American Consumers, Redefining Everyday Lives Through Innovation

Mar. 31, 2014

Federal investments in science and technology research and development are threatened by the current budget environment. The Aerospace Industries Association is embarking on an education effort to inform policymakers, elected…