Media Advisory: New Report Predicts Widespread American Job Losses

Jul. 12, 2012

Government Employees, Teachers, Nurses Among At-Risk Workers

Arlington, Va. (July 12, 2012) – Economist Dr. Stephen Fuller of George Mason University will unveil a new report detailing staggering American job losses in 2013 and beyond resulting from the Budget Control Act of 2011.  The report, commissioned by the Aerospace Industries Association, will update previous projections of defense-dependent job losses, and provide the first comprehensive analysis of anticipated job losses in other sectors of the economy. 

“This report shows that sequestration is not just a defense problem, it’s an American problem,” said AIA President and CEO Marion…

Women ascending to new heights in aerospace leadership

Jul. 12, 2012

Nearly 50 years ago a young woman majoring in chemistry went to her faculty advisor for career advice. “We don’t expect our female graduates to have careers,” she was told. Shannon Lucid went on to take five space flights and to hold for a time the record for the longest duration stay in space by an American, as well as by a woman.

The idea that an extremely accomplished woman such as Shannon Lucid would be discouraged from pursuing a career in her chosen academic field may seem ludicrous today. But we must acknowledge that our…

American, European CEOs Unite Behind ICAO Global Environmental Framework

Jul. 10, 2012

Farnborough, United Kingdom – Industry leaders from the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) and AIA exchanged views on a variety of topics Monday, ranging from CO2 certification and biofuels to the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

CEOs of some of the largest and most influential aerospace companies on both sides of the Atlantic discussed impacts of ETS implementation for industries on a global basis.  Starting in 2013, airlines will have to pay the EU for CO2 emissions from all flights that depart or arrive in the EU – including portions…

North Carolina Leaders Call for Action on Budget Sequestration

Jul. 09, 2012

“Mindless, Mechanical Cuts” Could Cost North Carolina More Than 11,000 Jobs

News Facts:

  1. 1. Industry and community leaders urge North Carolina’s congressional delegation to repeal more than $500 billion in aerospace and defense program cuts.
  2. 2. More than 11,000 N.C. jobs at risk with impending program cuts.
  3. 3. LORD Corporation and the Aerospace Industries Association to host roundtable to brief N.C. leaders on the issue.
  4. 4. N.C. Governor Bev Perdue weighs in, stating that sequestration cuts are a threat to the nation and North Carolina.

(Cary, N.C. – July…

Changing Course While Losing Altitude: Anglo-American Aerospace and Defense

Royal Aeronautical Society Keynote

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