Industry Issues Archive

AIA Proposes Defense Acquisition Reforms in Letter to House and Senate Armed Services Committees

Author: Keith Mordoff

AIA has issued a strong response to the House and Senate Armed Services Committee’s leadership request for industry ideas to reform defense acquisition and procurement policies. AIA’s inputs, linked here, provide specific and actionable ideas for improving the defense acquisition system to better meet the needs of the war-fighter and the taxpayer.

House Aerospace Caucus Celebrates Human Space Flight Progress

Author: Frank Slazer

On June 25, the House Aerospace Caucus hosted a reception tied to the release of AIA’s latest report, “The New American Space Age: A Progress Report on Human Space Flight.” The event also featured a lively panel of young aerospace professionals who told how their career choices and professional development were influenced by their interest in America’s space program.

National Aerospace Week 2014

Author: Edward Goldstein

Recognition by the Secretary of Commerce, an award to a longstanding congressional champion of the aerospace and defense industry, and high-level discussions of the need for greater national investment in air power and the NextGen air transportation system were among the highlights of this year’s National Aerospace Week.

AIA Praises Passage of FY15 Short-Term Continuing Resolution

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey commending passage of the FY2015 Continuing Resolution which will keep the government operating through December 11, 2014

AIA Presents 2014 Wings of Liberty Award to Representative Harold “Hal” Rogers

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association is presenting its prestigious Wings of Liberty Award September 18 to Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (R-Ky.), in recognition of his longtime support of the aerospace and defense industry.

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.

Student Rocketeers Wanted for World’s Largest Rocket Competition

Team America Rocketry Challenge Registration Open to 7-12th Graders

AIA Wins Award for Best Overall Website

AIA was recently honored by the Hermes Creative Awards for best overall association website design and awarded gold for its efforts.

AIA’s Marion Blakey Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion Blakey accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge today from Capt. Lee Moak of the Air Line Pilots Association and made a personal donation of $1,000 to further support the effort to end ALS.

Her challenge went out to Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson and their head of government relations Andrea Newman, along with Club for Growth’s president Chris Chocola, and the Export-Import Bank’s chairman and president Fred Hochberg - you have 24 hours.

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