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AIA Welcomes Executive Order on Defense Industrial Base

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the Executive Order President Trump signed Friday commissioning a whole-of-government assessment of America’s defense industrial base. “America’s aerospace and defense industry is ready, willing and able to participate in the Defense Industrial Base study,” said AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher. “We want to be full […]

AIA Urges Senate to Confirm Mark Esper as Army Secretary

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher endorsing Mark Esper’s nomination as Secretary of the Army and urging the Senate to confirm him. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association strongly endorses Mark Esper’s nomination by President Trump to be the next Secretary of the Army and urges the Senate to confirm him […]

AIA Urges President Trump to Withdraw Garrett Nomination

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging President Trump to withdraw the nomination of Congressman Scott Garrett to chair the Export-Import Bank of the United States and submit nominations for a full Board of Directors that will support the Bank’s key mission. Arlington, Va. — Since the reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import […]

AIA Hires David Silver as Vice President, Civil Aviation

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association is pleased to announce that David Silver, an executive with decades of experience in aerospace and defense, will be joining the AIA team as Vice President of Civil Aviation. Silver will lead the Civil Aviation Division and spearhead AIA’s efforts to spur investment in America’s civil aviation infrastructure, […]

U.S. Rocketry Students Impress at Internationals, Win Gold

At International Paris Air Show, Students from Festus, Mo., become third consecutive U.S. team to win gold PARIS – The 10-student team from Festus High School in Festus, Mo., bested the world’s best rocketry teams and took first place in the International Rocketry Challenge (IRC). Sponsored by The Raytheon Company, the team represented the United […]

French President Macron Meets with Representatives of U.S. Government, Industry

Leaders celebrate 100 years of French-American military aviation cooperation. Arlington, Va. — French President Emmanuel Macron visited the Department of Defense corral at the International Paris Airshow today to meet with U.S. government and industry representatives. His visit commemorates the 100th anniversary of U.S. entry into World War I, and celebrates the enduring military and […]

AIA Releases Key Facts and Figures for the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Aerospace and defense industry supports 2.4 million American jobs. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association today released its “2017 Facts & Figures” report on the U.S. aerospace and defense industry.  The document, which highlights the vital contributions of American A&D as drivers of economic strength and prosperity, also includes a new employment number – […]

AIA Urges Congress to Rebuild Military Readiness

Last night’s congressional testimony from Secretary of Defense Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Dunford lays out a clear requirement for higher defense spending. Arlington, Va. — Last night in a rare evening hearing, House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) provided America’s two senior national security leaders with a prime-time platform from which […]

AIA Urges Senate to Confirm Patrick Shanahan as Deputy Secretary of Defense

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging the Senate to confirm Patrick Shanahan as Deputy Secretary of Defense. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association, whose member companies support the Defense Department’s efforts to equip and supply our men and women in uniform, urges the Senate to confirm Patrick Shanahan as Deputy […]

AIA Responds to Announcement of President’s Air Traffic Control Plan

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher responding to President Trump’s Air Traffic Control proposal. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the inclusion of critical aviation infrastructure as a part of President Trump’s plan for infrastructure improvement. As with our bridges and highways, our air traffic control system needs sustained investment […]

Associations Praise Update to Product Certification Guide

AIA, AEA, GAMA release Third Edition of the FAA and Industry Guide to Product Certification Washington, DC – The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today announced the approval of an updated United States (U.S.) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)/Industry Guide to Product Certification. The last version […]

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