AIA Welcomes Congressional Action on Satellite Export Control Reform

May. 18, 2012

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes House action on satellite export reform in the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The language would return authority to the president for determining export controls for satellites and related technologies and is an important step towards strengthening our national security and opening export opportunities. AIA urges the Senate to address this critical issue and ensure the U.S. space industrial base stays second to none.

We would like to express our strong appreciation to HASC Chairman McKeon (R-Calif.), HASC Ranking Member Smith (D-Wash.), HFAC Chairwoman Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.),…

Media Advisory: Second to None Employee Rally

May. 14, 2012

Kaman Corporation, in conjunction with the Aerospace Industries Association, is hosting an employee rally May 21 at their Jacksonville Aerostructures facility to raise awareness of the critical contribution of the aerospace and defense industry to the U.S. economy and to our national security.


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Madison students take first place in Team America Rocketry Challenge

May. 12, 2012

The Plains, Va. – Students from Madison West High School in Madison, Wis. placed first at the 10th annual Team America Rocketry Challenge finals Saturday, besting 99 teams from across the country to earn the title of national champion in a contest that puts kids on track for careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Madison West will travel to London courtesy of Raytheon Company days before the 2012 Summer Olympic Games to defend America’s 2011 championship title at the Farnborough International Air Show, competing with the UK and France.

Last fall, Madison West…

Space exploration: The end of an era?

May. 08, 2012

AIA Urges Passage of Export-Import Bank Deal

May. 07, 2012

The Aerospace Industries Association strongly urges Congress to pass the bipartisan agreement reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank.  With the May 31 deadline swiftly approaching, it is imperative that Congress act quickly.

“This agreement helps level the playing field versus foreign competitors who receive substantial financing from their own governments,” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey.  “We can’t expect American companies to compete with one hand tied behind their backs.”

The Cantor-Hoyer agreement reauthorizes the Export-Import Bank for three years and extends its lending authority to $140 billion.  The bank has generated more than $4…