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Aerospace Industries Association announces selection of Eric K. Fanning as next President and CEO

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association announced today that Eric K. Fanning will become its president and chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2018. “Eric is an accomplished, respected leader whose broad government and national security experience will serve AIA and its member companies well,” said AIA Chairman Dennis A. Muilenburg, Boeing chairman, president […]

AIA Welcomes Nominations of Ex-Im Bank Board Members

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging the Senate to schedule hearings and confirm nominees to the Export-Import Bank Board of Directors. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association strongly supports the nominations of Kimberly Reed, Claudia Slacik and Judith Pryor to the Ex-Im Bank Board of Directors and urges the Senate […]

AIA Presents Wings of Liberty Award to Rep. Mike Turner

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association presented Congressman Mike Turner (R-Ohio) with its prestigious Wings of Liberty Award today as part of National Aerospace Week. Congressman Turner was recognized for his many contributions on both the House Armed Services and House Intelligence Committees, as well as his efforts to increase defense funding above the […]

AIA Supports Sen. Cotton’s Amendment to Eliminate Sequestration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2017 Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher calling for Congress to pass Senator Tom Cotton’s (R-Ark.) amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act eliminating the sequestration process imposed under the Budget Control Act of 2011. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association strongly supports, and urges Congress […]

Lift off For National Aerospace Week 2017

Arlington, Va. — Today, America’s aerospace and defense industry launches National Aerospace Week 2017. Established by AIA in 2010, National Aerospace Week is an opportunity for the aerospace industry and its supporters to recognize the enormous contributions that the industry makes to America’s strength, security, and prosperity. Since 2010, both chambers of Congress have issued […]

Workforce Feature: Grace C. – BAE Systems

Name: Grace C. College: BS from University of New Hampshire, MS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute Field(s) of study: BS in Mechanical Engineering, MS in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in thermal and fluid systems Position at BAE Systems: Mechanical Engineer Years at BAE Systems: 1.5 What do you find exciting about your area of focus […]

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 […]

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