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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.

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.

AIA Joins World Civil Aviation Organizations in Advancing Fuel Efficiency and Reducing Emissions

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey on the new collaborative climate action goals

Moving Toward Rational FAA Regulation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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

Even though Congress has mandated a deadline in 2015 for integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into U.S. airspace, that deadline will probably not be met. However, increasing attention from many sources outside the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is focused on how safety concerns will be addressed.

Motion Picture and Aerospace Industries Urge FAA to Support Increased Usage of Small UAS in Films

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey and Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd

Open Letter to Congress on the Need for Ex-Im Bank

Jul. 21, 2014

AIA's President and CEO, Marion C. Blakey, in a recent letter to both chambers of Congress, made a strong case for the reautorization of the Export-Import Bank…

Workforce Panel Discussion at SMC Meeting

Author: Susan Lavrakas

Still less than a year old, AIA's Workforce Policy Council has proved to be an aggressive advocate for educating other association members on workforce and STEM-related issues.

Williamsburg – 2014 Spring Board of Governors Meeting

Author: Keith Mordoff

AIA’s Spring Board of Governors and Membership Meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia attracted executives from 88 of the association’s full member companies. The extensive program featured an excellent lineup of senior administration and industry officials and seasoned commentators and experts, including:    Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation; Robert O. Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense; Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L); author and political pundit  Charlie Cook; Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO, International Air Transport Association; Fred Hochberg, Chairman, Export-Import Bank of the United States; and author, professor Jonah Berger.

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.