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AIA Press Release Archive

AIA Urges Congress to Pass Full Appropriation for Defense

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher on need for Congress to increase defense spending now and into the future. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association urges Congress to increase defense spending substantially, now – by passing the fiscal year 2017 (FY17) Defense Appropriations bill and the President’s recent request for additional […]

AIA Welcomes Senate Introduction of the Regulatory Accountability Act

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher on introduction of S. 951, the Regulatory Accountability Act in the Senate. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes Senate introduction of the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA) on Wednesday and urges the Senate to move quickly to pass it. Earlier this year, AIA was a […]

AIA Welcomes President Trump’s Tax Plan

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher on President Trump’s announcement of his plan to reform the tax code. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes President Trump’s announcement Wednesday of his intent to reform the tax code. There are a number of proposals under consideration for inclusion in the tax reform […]

AIA Welcomes President Trump’s Announcement of Nominees to Ex-Im Bank Board of Directors

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher on President Trump’s announcement naming former Congressmen Scott Garrett and Spencer Bachus as nominees to the Export-Import Bank Board of Directors. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes President Trump’s announcement Friday naming former Congressmen Scott Garrett and Spencer Bachus as nominees to the Export-Import […]

AIA: President Trump’s Support is Key to Restoring Ex-Im Bank and American Competitiveness

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher on President Trump’s announcement of support for the Export-Import Bank and his plan to nominate Directors to the Bank’s Board. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes President Trump’s announcement of his intentions to identify nominees for the U.S. Export Import Bank Board of Directors […]

Student Rocketeers Soar into Finals of World’s Largest Rocket Contest in D.C.

TARC Announces Top 100 Teams Competing for National Championship Arlington, V.A. – This May, students will prove that for both their dreams and their scientific expertise, the sky truly is the limit.  As part of the 15th annual Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) National Finals, one hundred finalist teams of middle and high school students […]

AIA Welcomes President Trump’s Infrastructure Speech

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher on President Trump’s speech before the 2017 North America’s Building Trades Unions Legislative Conference. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes President Trump’s commitment to infrastructure investment in his speech to the 2017 North America’s Building Trades Unions Legislative Conference Tuesday. We’re eager to see […]

AIA Applauds repeal of “Blacklisting Rule”

Today, the Aerospace Industries Association lauded the official repeal of the so-called “Blacklisting Rule.”  AIA was part of the initial coalition to remove this jobs-killing regulation, taking action to urge for the repeal, and joining in a letter to House members to push for congressional action on the matter. “This repeal represents a positive step […]

Sen. Mark Warner to Serve as Senate Aerospace Caucus Co-Chair

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) will join Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) as Co-Chair of the Senate Aerospace Caucus. Senator Warner is taking over for Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) who stepped down at the beginning of the 115th Congress. Aerospace and defense has a huge impact on Virginia, from the space launch facilities […]

Trump Budget: New Priorities, New Opportunities

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher on the preliminary budget submitted to Congress by President Trump. Arlington, Va. — President Trump’s preliminary budget submission reflects a substantial re-ordering of priorities. The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the President’s proposal as the vital first step in determining national priorities for the coming years and […]

AIA Urges President Trump To Sign NASA Transition Authorization

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging President Trump to sign the NASA Transition Authorization Act into law. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes House passage of S. 442, the NASA Transition Authorization Act, and urges the President to sign the bill into law. NASA programs are at the center […]