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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.

Supply Chain is Unsung Hero of the U.S. Aerospace & Defense Economy

America’s steadfast commitment to international trade in aerospace and defense was prominently on display at the opening of the Farnborough International Airshow today, punctuated by the first official flyover of the event by a Lockheed Martin F-35, and the opening of The Boeing Company’s Centennial Pavilion to launch its “second century of aerospace.”

Foreign Trade: Supporting America’s Manufacturing Base

The U.S. Aerospace & Defense industry generated a record $142 billion worth of exports in 2015, which is an increase of 62% over the past five years. Exports of supply chain products, specifically civil and military engines and parts, accounted for 58% or $78 billion of total U.S. A&D exports in 2014.

2016 Executive Report First Quarter

The Executive Report is an AIA quarterly publication which provides news and information about our association membership, AIA initiatives and events, and other information from around the industry.

2016 Executive Report Second Quarter

The Executive Report is an AIA quarterly publication which provides news and information about our association membership, AIA initiatives and events, and other information from around the industry.

AIA Promotes Industry at Singapore and Farnborough Air Shows

This February, AIA and its member companies participated in the 2014 Singapore Air Show. This year’s event -the largest air show in Asia- was held at the Changhi Exhibition Centre. The United States’ aircraft corral supported by AIA displayed a P-8 Poseidon, an MV-22B Osprey, a C-17 Globemaster, a KC-130J Hercules, and a KC-135R Stratotanker. The C-17, MV-22B, and an F-16C participated in the flying displays.

Workforce Panel Discussion at SMC Meeting

Still less than a year old, AIA’s Workforce Policy Council has proved to be an aggressive advocate for educating other association members on workforce and STEM-related issues.