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Marion Blakey Departs the Aerospace Industries Association

Arlington, Va. —The Aerospace Industries Association announces today that after her successful seven-year tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer, Marion C. Blakey will be leaving to take the position of President and CEO of Rolls Royce North America.

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.

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.

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

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…

Two places where Congress could encourage long-term economic growth — but has yet to do so

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

The 113th Congress will soon be in the history books, with a record for advancing long-term economic growth that's spotty at best. Indeed, there are a couple of significant actions legislators could take that would tangibly benefited jobs creation and business performance.

Aerospace and the Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

Governor Jay Inslee's Aerospace Summit

EXCERPT FROM PREPARED REMARKS:
Timothy Keating, Senior Vice President, Government Operations, The Boeing Company
September 30, 2014

FAA’s Motion Picture UAS Decision a Good First Step

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey on FAA’s decision to permit limited use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to produce motion pictures

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.