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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’s Executive Report – Spring 2017

Read the Spring 2017 edition of AIA’s Executive Report here. In this issue: The New Space Economy 1-on-1 with DARPA’s Dr. Steven Walker – Defense Through Technology Colorado’s Aerospace Industry Member Profile: TIP Technologies President’s Message: TARC at 15: Launching Promising Youth into Our Industry

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 […]

AIA: President Trump Should Sign Repeal of Blacklisting Rule

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging President Trump to sign the Congressional Review Act repeal of the Blacklisting rule, E.O. 13673. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the Senate vote to eliminate Executive Order 13673 – known as the ‘blacklisting’ rule – and calls on President Trump to sign […]

Workforce Feature: Kristen D. – BAE Systems

College: Clarkson University Field(s) of study: Mechanical Engineering Position at BAE Systems: Mechanical Engineer Years at BAE Systems: 4 What do you find exciting about your area of focus or your specific job at BAE Systems? As a Mechanical Engineer at BAE Systems, I get to solve questions like “How can we get this advanced […]

Workforce Feature: Aditya A. – BAE Systems

Name: Aditya A. College: Virginia Tech Field(s) of study: Computer Engineering Position at BAE Systems: Electrical Engineer What do you find exciting about your area of focus or your specific job at BAE Systems? Computer Engineering teaches you how to build the brains of the computer. All the richness you experience in the digital world […]

AIA Releases New NASA Funding Report

AIA released a new report Monday, making recommendations for increasing NASA’s budget to restore America’s leadership in space. AIA believes that our nation is underfunding NASA and shortchanging our future. While we’re not advocating for a return to 1960s-era funding levels of four percent of the Federal budget, we believe our investment should be substantially more than […]

Workforce Feature: Alfonso Lopez – Raytheon

Name:  Alfonso Lopez College University of Texas at Dallas Field(s) of study: Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering Position at Raytheon:  Engineer Years at Raytheon:  Three What do you find exciting about your area of focus or your specific job at Raytheon? It’s fun.  The work we do is exciting.  The growth has been positive.  The opportunities […]

Workforce Feature: Bethany Hostetler – Raytheon

Name:  Bethany Hostetler College: Indiana University Position at Raytheon:  Finance What do you find exciting about your area of focus or your specific job at Raytheon? It’s a very diverse company.  Being an innovative company, that brings in a lot of different ideas. Anything else you’d like to provide that you think would encourage someone […]