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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 […]

AIA Congratulates President-elect Trump and the 115th Congress

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher on the 2016 Election and important issues for President-elect Donald J. Trump as he works with the 115th Congress Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association offers its congratulations to President-elect Donald J. Trump and the 115th Congress. We look forward to the opportunity to work […]

Defense Associations meet with Defense Secretary Carter and Under Secretary Kendall for Joint Government/Industry Discussions

Oct. 6, 2016 Defense Associations meet with Defense Secretary Carter and Under Secretary Kendall for Joint Government/Industry Discussions Arlington, Va. — Three major defense trade associations met with Secretary of Defense, Dr. Ashton Carter and Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall at the offices of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) […]

ICCAIA Supports Global Aviation Emissions Reduction Plan

International Agreement Establishes First-Ever Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation  Arlington, Va. — The International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations (ICCAIA) is fully supportive of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) recently agreed by the 39th Assembly of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). This landmark decision is a […]

AIA: U.S. UAV Exporters need transparent, predictable and efficient approval process

Statement by Vice President for International Affairs at the Aerospace Industries Association Remy Nathan on the Joint Declaration for the Export and Subsequent Use of Armed or Strike-Enabled Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association is supportive of U.S. government efforts to promote international adoption of the Joint Declaration for the Export […]

AIA Presents 2016 Wings of Liberty Award to HASC Chairman Mac Thornberry

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association presented House Armed Services Committee Chairman William “Mac” Thornberry (R-Texas) with its prestigious Wings of Liberty Award today.  Chairman Thornberry was recognized for his leadership of the House Armed Services Committee on the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act to meet the challenge of increasing global security threats by […]

More than 5,000 Students Expected to Partake in World’s Largest Rocket Contest

The Team America Rocketry Challenge Opens Registration to Middle and High School Students  Arlington, Va. – The Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), a science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) competition that tasks students with designing, fabricating and launching model rockets, will open registration to thousands of aspiring rocket scientists on September 1, 2016. TARC, which […]

AIA Briefs Informal Hillary For America Advisors

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association participated in a meeting today with informal Hillary For America advisors on issues of importance to our industry. As the Voice of American Aerospace and Defense, AIA’s role is to educate our elected leaders, candidates for office and the general public on the importance of our industry to our economy and national security. AIA previously briefed Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump.

National Aerospace & Defense Workforce Summit

The summit will bring together leaders from industry, government, and education, along with Presidential campaign advisors and Congressional staff, to discuss challenges and plans for the future of STEM education and workforce development.

U.S. Rocketry Students Soar at International Championship

London — Five students from Odle Middle School in Bellevue, Washington, took first place in the International Rocketry Challenge at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow on July 15. The U.S. team, sponsored by the Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), bested teams from the United Kingdom, France and Japan. This is the second straight year a team from the United States claimed the international title.

Aerospace Association Picks Indiana for Conference

FARNBOROUGH, England (July 12, 2016) – Today at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow (FIA), the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) announced plans to host its Supplier Management Council conference in Indianapolis in the spring of 2018. Presented in partnership with Rolls-Royce and the state of Indiana, the conference will attract industry leaders and showcase Indiana’s growing aerospace and aviation industry.