Industry Issues Archive

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.

Army Defense Exports & Cooperation Industry Day

AIA hosted the Department of the Army Defense Exports & Cooperation Industry Day at The Boeing Company's Crystal City facility on March 17.  The conference brought together representatives from industry, the Army, DOD and the Commerce and State Departments for a day of presentations and networking around the concept of “An Army Approach to International Sales in Context of Defense Export and Advocacy.”

U.S. Virgin Islands Students Showcase Rockets at the 5th White House Science Fair

Washington, D.C. –Team Caribbean Splash from the U.S. Virgin Islands exhibited their rockets and discussed their participation in the Team America Rocketry Challenge with President Obama this morning at the 5th White House Science Fair.The team was invited to join the White House's celebration of students from across the country who are engaged and excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

AIA Strongly Supports Higher OCO Funding in Budget Vote

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) strongly encourages a "Yes" vote today on a Senate Budget Committee amendment, expected to be offered by Sen. Lindsey Graham, to raise defense funding above the levels contained in the Chairman's proposal.

AIA Urges Budget Committees to Raise Defense Caps

On Wednesday, AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey wrote to the House and Senate Budget Committees strongly urging them to increase national security funding in the FY2016 Budget Resolution process. AIA urges its members to contact their Congressional representatives to let them know how the national security reductions are affecting our industry and threaten our nation's ability to carry out our national security strategy.

Thousands of students participate in world’s largest rocketry competition

Arlington, Va. – Nearly 4,000 middle and high school students across the country are gearing up for the 2015 Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), the aerospace and defense industry’s flagship program to inspire young people to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This year, close to 700 teams representing 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are designing and building model rockets as they contest to qualify for the national finals scheduled for Saturday, May 9 in The Plains, VA.