Jun. 24, 2011
The 2011 Paris Airshow played host today (Friday) to the annual international schools rocketry challenge between the national champions of France, the United Kingdom and the United States. The contest encourages students to prepare for careers in the aerospace industry, which is working to boost the numbers of students with science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills.
Teams have to design, construct and successfully launch a rocket, carrying one raw medium size hen's egg to an altitude of 750 feet (229 metres) with a flight time between 40-45 seconds, then return the egg and altimeter…
Jun. 23, 2011
The Aerospace Industries Association is concerned about substantial cuts to national security space programs in the fiscal year 2012 House Defense Appropriations bill.
“We understand the need for belt-tightening in today’s economic climate,” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. “However, we are deeply concerned that the cuts to national security space go too far.”
National security space systems provide essential capabilities such as global satellite communications; access to space; positioning, navigation and timing; environmental monitoring; Operationally Responsive Space support to the warfighter; situational awareness and missile warning. Stable funding for these mission areas…
Jun. 21, 2011
Paris, France <span style="Lucida Sans Unicode" ,"sans-serif";"="">– Industry leadersfrom the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) and the Aerospace Industries Association of America (AIA) reaffirmed their commitment to cooperate on a wide variety of issues during an annual meeting at the 2011 Paris Airshow.
“Aircraft manufacturers are very serious about reducing aviation’s environmental impacts,” Jim Albaugh, Chairman of the Board of Governors of AIA and President and Chief Executive Officer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes said. “We’ve made remarkable progress on sustainable aviation biofuels and we’re working with regulators on a…
Jun. 21, 2011
The Aerospace Industries Association congratulates CIA Director Leon Panetta on his confirmation as Defense Secretary.
“Director Panetta’s demonstrated leadership, extensive experience in government and knowledge of the budgeting process make him an excellent choice to take on the difficult national security challenges facing our nation,” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. “We look forward to sitting down to discuss shared priorities.”
Achieving acquisition efficiencies, bolstering our defense industrial base, continuing export control modernization and making sure that the budget is adequate to ensure essential capabilities are just a few of the issues that…
Jun. 13, 2011
Members of the Aerospace Industries Association of America (AIA) and the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) have created a new Task Force to administer the ongoing activities of the International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct (IFBEC).
“In this time of global economic volatility, it is even more important for our industry to uphold and promote the highest standards of integrity and ethical business conduct,” said Alice Eldridge, chairman of the IFBEC Task Force and vice president of Ethics and Business Conduct at Lockheed Martin Corporation. “IFBEC will help us to share…