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AIA Press Release Archive

AIA Urges Senate to Confirm Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging the Senate to confirm Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association, whose member companies work closely with the Commerce Department to promote American competitiveness in the global civil aviation, space systems, and defense market, urges the Senate to confirm […]

AIA Urges Senate to Confirm Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging the Senate to confirm Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association urges the Senate to immediately confirm Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. As an experienced business executive, Mr. Tillerson understands the interplay among political, security, and economic dynamics […]

AIA Urges Senate to Confirm Mike Pompeo as Director of CIA

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging the Senate to confirm Congressman Mike Pompeo as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association, whose member companies support the mission of the Central Intelligence Agency to gather intelligence to support our national security, urges the Senate to confirm […]

AIA Urges Senate to Confirm John Kelly as Secretary of Homeland Security

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging the Senate to confirm General John Kelly as Secretary of Homeland Security. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association, whose member companies support the mission of the Department of Homeland Security to secure our nation’s borders and protect our citizens, urges the Senate to confirm […]

AIA Urges Senate to Confirm Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging the Senate to confirm Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association strongly supports the nomination of Elaine Chao to be Secretary of Transportation. Secretary Chao will bring a wealth of knowledge, integrity and experience to the DOT and we […]

AIA Urges Senate to Confirm James Mattis as Secretary of Defense

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging the Senate to confirm General James Mattis as 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, applaud the Senate Armed Services Committee’s overwhelming bipartisan vote […]

AIA Strongly Supports McCain Proposal for Defense Spending

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher on the proposal by Chairman McCain for increased spending levels in the DOD base accounts. Arlington, Va. — As the voice of American aerospace and defense, the Aerospace Industries Association has long argued that our national security enterprise is seriously underfunded. AIA therefore strongly supports the […]

AIA, AIAA release new STEM Education Report

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) have released their “2016 National Aerospace & Defense Workforce Summit: Proceedings Report & Recommendations.” The report summarizes the proceedings of the 2016 National Aerospace & Defense Workforce Summit which took place September 7–8, in Washington, DC. The Summit convened nearly 150 […]

AIA Pays Tribute to John Glenn

Statement by David Melcher A life of exemplary and heroic service to his country has come to an end.  John Glenn, the last surviving of America’s original seven Mercury astronauts, is now one for the ages.  The Aerospace Industries Association joins a thankful nation in recognizing the life of a great American hero. For many […]

AIA’s Melcher: “Megatrends” That Demand Focus in 2017

AIA’s Melcher: “Megatrends” That Demand Focus in 2017 Outlines priority goals to affect positive changes in Washington and the aerospace and defense industry Arlington, Va. — Aerospace Industries Association’s President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Melcher today articulated industry priorities with the new administration and the 115th Congress, and what the aerospace and defense industry must […]

AIA urges full FY2017 Appropriations bill and ExIm Bank restoration

AIA sent a letter today urging Congress to pass a completed FY2017 appropriation package rather than a full-year continuing resolution. We also ask that the ExIm Bank be enabled to process transactions more than $10 million. It was signed by more than 70 CEOs and senior industry representatives from AIA member companies.

AIA Announces Board Elections for 2017

Arlington, Va. – The Aerospace Industries Association today elected Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis A. Muilenburg to serve as 2017 Chairman of AIA’s Board of Governors. Muilenburg will succeed Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson who serves as 2016 Chair. Raytheon Chairman and CEO Thomas A. Kennedy will serve as 2017 Vice […]