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…
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…
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…
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