Industry Issues Archive

2014 Executive Report Second Quarter

Jul. 25, 2014

Domestic Aviation Manufacturing: Challenges and Opportunities

Subcommittee on Aviation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

WRITTEN REMARKS BY:
Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO
July 23, 2014

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…

U.S. team captures Silver in 2014 International Rocketry Challenge

LONDON – Five students from Creekview High School of Canton, Ga.,took home silver medals in the seventh annual International Rocketry Challenge at the Farnborough International Air Show.The U.S. team, sponsored by Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), won second place, while the French team captured first and the U.K. team took third.

What defense acquisition reform looks like

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

Defense acquisition reform won’t happen overnight; it will require several months if not a year or more of down in the weeds work.

Acquisition Rebalancing: Recommendations for Smart, Efficient & Effective Defense Procurement

Jul. 10, 2014

The Department of Defense (DOD) must change how it acquires weapon systems and services. There is growing recognition from DOD leadership, Congress and the defense industry that it is time to…

May/June eUpdate 2014

TARC Students Rocketing to New Heights Through STEM Education

Author: Ashley Gudzak

After six months of rocketry design, simulated flights and test launches, hundreds of middle and high school students from across the country traveled to the nation’s capital in May for the championship round of the Team America Rocketry Challenge.

The New American Space Age: A Progress Report on Human Spaceflight

Author: Dan Hendrickson

To help counter the media-fed misperception that NASA’s human spaceflight program ended with the retirement of the Space Shuttles, and to help provide a clear understanding of recent program progress, AIA recently published The New American Space Age: A Progress Report on Human Spaceflight.

AIA Presents Space Cost Reduction Paper

Author: Dan Hendrickson

AIA  hosted in March a panel discussion and open forum with industry and government representatives on AIA’s new space report, Easing the Burden—Reducing the Cost of National Security Space Capabilities.