Marion C. Blakey, President and Chief Executive Officer, AIA “Our Quality Journey”

Marion C. Blakey
President and CEO
Aerospace Industries Association

American Society for Quality
Conference on Quality in the Space and Defense Industry
Cape Canaveral, Florida

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery

Tuesday, March 15, 8:15 a.m.
Radisson Resort at the Port

AIA Issues Report on Counterfeit Parts and Threat to the Supply Chain

Mar. 15, 2011

The volume of counterfeit parts in the supply chain is increasing, necessitating that mitigation plans be developed and implemented, according to a new report by AIA.

“The use of counterfeit parts in the aerospace industry may have life or death consequences,” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. “Reducing their proliferation and potentially harmful effects requires increased diligence and active control measures from both industry and government.”

While the prevalence of counterfeit parts in the supply chain is difficult to quantify, in fiscal 2009, the Customs and Border Protection Service…

Federal barriers to innovation

Mar. 14, 2011

Here in D.C., federal contractors often get caught up in the latest agency rule or other decree that governs our businesses. These day-to-day issues – as important as they are – are a world away from the building blocks that have made our enterprises successful.

So, what am I talking about? Whether you’re in aerospace and defense, telecom or some other high technology industry, innovation has and always will be core to success. For aerospace, innovation has been our lifeblood since the Wright Brothers’ first forays into flight. Transformation of innovative concepts and technologies…

Proposed DOT Rule Invasion of Privacy, Says AIA

Mar. 09, 2011

AIA is very concerned that a new rule proposed by the Transportation Department would constitute an unnecessary and undesirable invasion of privacy, hampering the mobility of citizens and companies.

“The Block Aircraft Registration Request program functions much like a ‘Do Not Call’ list for private aircraft owners,” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. “The rule that the FAA is proposing would strip away that right to privacy.”

Currently, private aircraft owners can choose to have access to their private travel itineraries blocked to third parties. Through its Aircraft Situation Display Information and National…

Marion C. Blakey,  speech for the Supplier Management Council Spring Meeting

Supplier Management Council 
Spring Meeting 
Tucson, Arizona 
Tuesday, March 8, 2010