Apr. 07, 2011
Recent polling conducted on behalf of the Aerospace Industries Association shows considerable public support for fully funding the Federal Aviation Administration and the Next Generation Air Transportation System.
“It’s critical that Congress fund the FAA by passing a fiscal year 2011 appropriations bill,” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. “More continuing resolutions will further erode FAA’s ability to implement the much needed Next Generation Air Transportation System in a timely manner.”
Passing a full-year appropriations measure will allow FAA to enter into new contracts, move forward with new construction,…
Remarks By Robert J. Stevens
Chairman and CEO,
Lockheed Martin Corporation
National Defense Industrial Association’s 36th Annual Army Executive Summit
Atlanta, Ga. - 04/05/2011
Apr. 01, 2011
AIA supports the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 (H.R. 658) approved by the U.S. House April 1.
“We’re very pleased that the House has passed this vital piece of legislation,” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. “After almost four years without a new authorization Congress is finally poised to move the transformation of our air transportation system forward.”
The 21st Century air traffic management system known as NextGen will mean more safety and efficiency, lower noise and emissions, and billions of dollars in economic and environmental benefits.
Mar. 31, 2011
The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the final ruling of the World Trade Organization 353 Panel, which rejected all but a fraction of Europe’s claims against the United States of illegal subsidization of its large commercial aircraft industry. Of the $23.7 billion in European claims of illegal subsidies, only $2.7 billion were found to be inconsistent with WTO rules ($2.6 billion of which were NASA R&D funds).
This outcome is the reverse of the recent 316 Panel ruling, where 80 percent of U.S. claims of illegal European subsidies were upheld, totaling $20.1 billion. These combined…
Mar. 30, 2011
President Obama’s remarks today outlined an exciting blueprint to achieve a long-term energy security policy for our nation. He highlighted the commitment of the U.S. Air Force to obtain half of its domestic jet fuels from alternative sources by 2016.
The commercial aviation industry is also doing its part to be a responsible environmental steward. The Aerospace Industries Association, a founding member of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative, is also part of an international coalition committed to 1.5 percent per year fuel efficiency gains annually through 2020, carbon neutral growth from 2020 and…