Industry Issues Archive

AIA Welcomes Progress On New Alternative Jet Fuel Pathway

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey on approval of new cleaner, alternative jet fuel

USA Today Flying Blind

Statement by AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey on misleading article on general aviation’s safety record

Reagan Would Have Fought For Ex-Im Bank

Author: Marion C. Blakey

In the decade since Ronald Reagan’s death, appraisals of the U.S.’s 40th president have focused on his policies’ bold colorings. To help end the Cold War, he first demonstrated to Soviet leaders the folly of trying to keep up with a technologically advanced American military. Reagan’s economic policies also unapologetically advanced the interests of American workers and businesses when he saw foreign competitors had the advantage of an unlevel playing field.

Defense Acquisition Resources to Understand Acquisition Reform

Jun. 05, 2014
AIA has complied a number of letters that address the federal defense acquisition process and ways in which reforms can be made to ensure the best value…

Letter From HASC/SASC to AIA

Jun. 05, 2014

This letter from the House and Senate Armed Services oversight committees informed AIA that the Congress is looking into ways to improve the defense acquisition system. Specifically:

AIA Names Faoro Vice President for Membership Services and Business Development

Daniel D. Faoro has joined the Aerospace Industries Association as Vice President for Membership Services and Business Development, bringing extensive association experience in membership outreach, marketing and revenue generation.

The New American Space Age

May. 29, 2014

Across the government and private sectors, more vehicles are now being built for human spaceflight than at any other point in history. Today’s NASA human spaceflight program is…

All-Girl Rocketry Team Answers Presidential Call for Increased Female Engagement in STEM

Washington, D.C. – Team Rocket Power, an all-girl team from Maryland that competed in the 2014 Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), exhibited their rockets for President Obama at the White House Science Fair this morning. The three-girl team was invited to join the White House's celebration of a range of national programs that encourage students to engage and excel in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Time to reverse the budget caps

Author: Marion C. Blakey & Emily Holubowich

We’re often asked why the aerospace and defense industry and groups advocating for government’s core domestic functions are jointly fighting the severe cuts to defense and non-defense discretionary (NDD) programs imposed by the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011.

AIA Supports Lifting of Export Restrictions on U.S. Space Systems

The Aerospace Industries Association applauds the Administration’s issuance of revisions to Category XV of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) that will end excessive restrictions on space systems like commercial satellites and related articles.  After a six month delayed implementation, the interim final rule will remove many of these less sensitive technologies from the USML and place them under the more appropriate controls of the Commerce Control List.