Industry Issues Archive

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

Standards - Incorporation by Reference

Jan. 28, 2015

The aerospace industry depends on technical standards from more than one hundred different standards-developing organizations. If a recent government trend requiring that standards incorporated by reference into…

Industry Innovation and Government Oversight: An Effective Partnership

Jan. 20, 2015

Taken by any measure, aviation continues to top the list of the world’s safest forms of transportation. In terms of hours flown, number of passengers transported, and number of…

Engine Ground Operations During Heavy Snow

Jan. 14, 2015

In response to tasking by the FAA as defined in a letter dated July 3, 2013, titled, “Request
Formation of Advisory Group to Address Specific Engine…

AIA 50th Annual Year-End Review and Forecast Luncheon

Year-End Review and Forecast
EXCERPT FROM PREPARED REMARKS:
Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO, AIA
December 17, 2014

AIA: Poll Shows Public Demand for Increased National Security Spending

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association released data today from a study conducted on their behalf by Harris Poll showing that after discussing present and future security threats facing the United States, more than two thirds of registered voters (69 percent) say that given the evolving and increased threats to America’s security, the U.S. government should increase spending on America’s national security relative to the caps set more than three years ago. The same number (69 percent) says they would be more likely to support a candidate for public office who supports increased spending on national security. The study was conducted by telephone in November among over 800 registered voters.