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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 […]

Missouri Students Win National Championship in World’s Largest Rocket Contest

Festus High School Rocketry Club out launch nation’s top teams, will represent U.S. at International Competition in June The Plains, Va. – Proving their impressive prowess with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills, the Festus High School of Festus, Mo., captured first prize at the Team America Rocketry Challenge’s (TARC) Final Fly-off, held Saturday […]

AIA Urges Senate to Confirm Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging the Senate to confirm Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association, whose member companies work closely with the U.S. Trade Representative and the Executive Office of the President to promote American competitiveness in the global civil aviation and space […]

AIA Congratulates Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson on Confirmation

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher congratulating Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson on the Senate confirming her nomination. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association, offers its congratulations to the Honorable Heather Wilson on her confirmation by the Senate to serve as the next Secretary of the Air Force. She […]

AIA Welcomes Decision to Send F-35 to Paris

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher on DOD’s decision to send the F-35 to the International Paris Air Show. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association applauds today’s announcement of DOD’s decision to send the F-35 to the International Paris Air Show. International air shows provide the U.S. aerospace and defense industry […]

Report: AIA Calls for Actions to Spur U.S. Space Competitiveness

New Report Outlines Policies Needed to Boost the U.S. Space Industry’s Global Competitiveness Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association, supported by research and analysis provided by the consulting firm Bryce Space and Technology, released a report today highlighting the growing importance of the U.S. domestic space industry to our nation’s economic vitality and security. […]