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AIA: Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization: A Missed Opportunity

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO David F. Melcher on Congress allowing the authorization of the Export-Import Bank to lapse

Arlington, Va. —Today Congress missed an opportunity to support thousands of American jobs at firms across the nation that are striving to compete in a global marketplace tilted against them by foreign governments and subsidized competition.  Despite the Export-Import Bank of the United States having the support of broad bipartisan majorities in both chambers of Congress, a small minority has prevented a vote reauthorizing this important export financing tool for U.S. exporters. 

Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Myth vs. Reality

Jun. 25, 2015

The emergence of unmanned or remotely piloted aircraft systems for civil and commercial applications is among the most significant aviation advancements in decades. On almost a daily basis, new beneficial…

David F. Melcher Named President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association

Arlington, Va. —The Aerospace Industries Association announced today that David F. Melcher will become its President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 8, 2015.

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.