AIA: U.S. Human Spaceflight at a Critical Juncture

May. 18, 2011

The future of the U.S. human spaceflight program is at a critical juncture, said Aerospace Industries Association Vice President for Space Frank Slazer.

“Cutting exploration budgets any further threatens our economic growth potential and risks our leadership in space,” Slazer said in testimony before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Science and Space. “As a nation we can choose to continue our leadership in manned exploration and innovation or inevitably fall behind.”

U.S. space technology and its many spin-offs have fueled our economy and made us an unquestioned world leader. However, with the…

Frank Slazer,  testimony entitled “Contributions of Space to National Imperatives”

Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation—
Subcommittee on Science and Space

Contributions of Space to National Imperatives

May 18, 2011

Frank Slazer, Vice President, Space Division

AIA Presents 2011 Worker Safety Excellence Awards

May. 17, 2011

AIA presented its 2011 Worker Safety Excellence Awards to GE Aviation, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Honeywell Aerospace May 4. The presentation was made at AIA’s Environment, Safety and Health Committee’s Spring Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

“These awards are an annual tribute to the commitment of industry to our workers’ health and safety,” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. “I’d like to congratulate not just the winners, but all the companies who participated in the program.”

The Worker Safety Excellence Awards recognize companies that demonstrate key elements of a corporate…

Texas students take first place in Team America Rocketry Challenge Final Flyoff

May. 14, 2011

A team from Rockwall-Heath High School in Heath, Tex., took first place at the ninth annual Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) finals Saturday afternoon, besting 99 teams from across the country to earn the title of national champion. 

Rockwall-Heath joined more than 600 participating teams in September 2010 on a journey that included rocketry design, simulated flights and test launches. Sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association and the National Association of Rocketry, the contest encourages students to prepare for careers in the aerospace industry, which is working to boost the pipeline of students with…

AIA Concerned by House Appropriations Allocations

May. 13, 2011

The Aerospace Industries Association is deeply concerned that actions by the House Appropriations Committee this week could result in cuts to NASA’s Space Launch System and FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System.

“The House Appropriations Committee’s proposed top-line numbers for fiscal year 2012 for areas of the budget that cover NASA and FAA are substantially reduced from last year,” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. “If cuts are made to critical federal investment programs at these agencies, our leadership in space and safety in our airspace could be endangered.”