48th Annual Year-End Luncheon

Keynote Address

Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO
December 5, 2012

AIA Warns 2013 Aerospace and Defense Outlook Threatened by Fiscal Cliff

Dec. 05, 2012

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Warning that “we’re getting closer to a ‘Thelma and Louise’ moment, when we careen off into the void,” AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey told attendees at AIA’s Year-end Luncheon today that “the time for real work, real negotiation and a real solution” to sequestration “is now.”

Blakey devoted most of her remarks to 300 members of the news media and industry at the association’s 48th annual Year-end Luncheon to…

AIA and Industry CEOs Urge Congress, President to Solve Fiscal Cliff

Dec. 03, 2012

More than 130 CEOs sign letter to President Obama

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Arlington, Va. – Four industry leaders participated in a panel discussion today at the National Press Club on the impacts of sequestration budget cuts on America’s economy and national security. The panel also drew attention to a letter from aerospace and defense industry CEOs voicing support for current talks and urging President Obama to continue negotiations with Congress on immediate,…

Shea Recognized with Lyman Award

Nov. 30, 2012

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Arlington, Va. – David J. Shea, a longtime public relations practitioner with more than fifty years of experience, has been selected to receive the 2012 Lauren D. Lyman Award for outstanding achievement in aerospace communications.

Shea’s career began in 1959, when he was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force. He served in Greece, Japan, Korea, Germany and various stateside locations and held the top communications job in three major Air Force…

AIA Calls for Balanced Solution to Fiscal Cliff

Nov. 26, 2012

Statement by Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, in support of the on-going negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff.

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Arlington, Va. – “On behalf of the aerospace and defense industry, which employs more than one million workers across all 50 states, we are encouraged that there are serious negotiations occurring between the White House and Congressional leadership to avoid our nation’s imminent fiscal cliff.  It is imperative that we set…