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ADS-B Infrastructure: On Time, On Budget, On the Job

The Department of Transportation Inspector General’s report on issues surrounding the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system fails to state the obvious, that the infrastructure necessary to implement ADS-B is on time, on budget and on the job.  It is imperative that to improve our air transportation system and to enhance safety for future generations, the aviation industry, operators and government must all do their part to make NextGen a success.

Europe Decides Against Volcanic Ash Standards for Jet Engines

Author: George Novak

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) announced on July 30 it would not seek to regulate turbine engines to meet volcanic ash airworthiness requirements. Instead, the agency will continue to work with operators to ensure that flights conducted following volcanic eruptions avoid visible ash clouds. This is an important outcome for manufacturers and operators, both of which argued that development and circulation of new airworthiness standards regarding volcanic ash ingestion would be problematic.

Media Attacks on General Aviation, Helicopters, and UAS Require Setting the Record Straight

Author: Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO, AIA

We recognize that many subjects related to our industry can be very complex. Accordingly, for reporters covering aerospace and defense, it often pays to take the time to provide them with detailed and useful information about their focus of interest. At AIA, we are committed to working closely with journalists to give them the background they need to get their stories right. Our communications department fields dozens of calls every day from reporters and either responds directly to information requests, sets up interviews with myself and/or our policy experts, or if appropriate, have them reach out to member companies.

“When Drones Fall from the Sky” Story Falls Short

Today’s Washington Post story, “When Drones Fall from the Sky” ignores critical factors regarding safety of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in a misguided article that could frighten readers about the impending integration of UAS into the national airspace system.  From the opening sentence, the author refers to “a record of calamity that exposes the potential dangers of throwing open American skies to drone traffic,” when in fact, the safety records of military aircraft – which the author admits are improving and haven’t cost a single life – have little to do with future safe commercial operations of unmanned systems in domestic airspace on which the FAA is working diligently.

USA Today Flying Blind

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

U.S. Competitiveness Hearing

U.S. Senate Commerce, Science And Transportation Committee, Aviation Subcommittee Hearing

WRITTEN REMARKS BY:
Dennis Muilenburg, Vice Chairman, President and COO, The Boeing Company
March 13, 2014

The U.S. Aviation Industry And Jobs: Keeping American Manufacturing Competitive

U.S. Senate Commerce, Science And Transportation Committee, Aviation Subcommittee Hearing

WRITTEN REMARKS BY:
Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO
March 13, 2014

AIA: NextGen Program to Face Challenges Under President’s FY15 Budget

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey on the release of the President’s fiscal year 2015 Budget Request for the Department of Transportation/Federal Aviation Administration.

AIA Supports New Aircraft Repair Security Regulations

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey supporting new aircraft repair station security rule published by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

AIA Supports FAA UAS Roadmap Event

Author: Dan Stohr

With support from AIA, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on November 7 unveiled a long-awaited milestone for integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into our national airspace. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta invited AIA to represent industry as his agency released its integration roadmap which addresses current and future policies, regulations, technologies and procedures required to integrate unmanned aircraft on a routine basis.