Industry Issues Archive

Life Cycle Benefits of Collaborative MBSE Use for Early Requirements Development

Apr. 22, 2016

AIA believes government and industry can realize significant benefits by increasing and improving collaborative government and industry use of Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE), especially during the early…

AIA: Report Highlights Positive Economic Impact of Aerospace and Defense Industry

Arlington, Va. — The American aerospace and defense industry is a vital component of the U.S. economy, not solely for the role the industry plays in national security, transportation and technological innovation, but also because its influence spans many sectors and every state countrywide.  This is the conclusion of a new study commissioned by AIA from business information firm IHS Inc. about the industry’s economic impact.

Aerospace and Defense: An Economic Impact Analysis

Apr. 20, 2016

In January 2016, the Aerospace Industries Association commissioned  business information firm IHS, Inc. to quantify the economic contributions of the U.S. Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry to…

Earth Observation Report

Apr. 20, 2016

The Aerospace Industries Association takes great pride in our member companies’ work in support of the space-based Earth observations capabilities that NASA, NOAA, the U.S. Geological Survey, and other government…

Commercial Space Competitiveness - Strategy for the 21st Century

Apr. 12, 2016

To become the commercial space leader, we must acknowledge the next generation of space innovation is being driven by the global commercial space environment. Just as our…

Dave Melcher Remarks at the 32nd Space Symposium

Author: Dave Melcher, President & CEO Aerospace Industries Association

U.S. Space Companies, We Could and Should be Doing Better 

Aviation: A Key to Economic Prosperity

Apr. 11, 2016

Aeronautics – the science of flight – is a cornerstone of economic prosperity and is critical to maintaining our national security and defense. Today’s aviation industry owes its successes…

States and Aerospace Industry Partner to Make America Stronger

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace States Association (ASA) an association of state Lt. Governors and the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) representing aerospace manufacturers have signed a historic agreement to grow high paying jobs, increase economic development and inspire America’s youth to join the aerospace workforce of the future.

World’s Largest Rocketry Competition Launches Student Careers in STEM 2016

Arlington, Va. - Nearly 5,000 students across the country are gearing up for the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), the world’s largest rocketry competition. 789 teams of secondary school students from all backgrounds are vying for 100 coveted spots in the TARC national finals held on Saturday, May 14, outside of Washington, D.C.

NASA Aeronautics News Conference

Remarks as prepared for NASA Aeronautics News Conference
David F. Melcher, President & CEO Aerospace Industries Association
Monday, February 29, 2016