The Aerospace Industries Association Board of Governors has elected Michael T. Strianese, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of L-3 Communications, as its Chairman for 2014. Strianese will begin his term Jan. 1, succeeding Wes Bush, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Northrop Grumman Corporation. David L. Joyce, President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Aviation, was elected AIA’s Vice Chairman.
Over the past 50 years, space systems and technologies have increasingly become a critical part of our nation’s economic, scientific and national security capabilities. Without space systems, U.S. military forces have reduced operational effectiveness, policymakers cannot make informed decisions about the nation’s security and economy and civil financial and communications capabilities are degraded or disrupted. Our space capabilities are a source of national pride and investment in the science and R&D needed to maintain U.S. global competitiveness.
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) enable people to operate in all theaters of human environments – in the air, on land and at sea – where it is simply too dangerous for people. Popularly reffered to as a "drone", UAS are defined as an aircraft and its associated elements operated with no human operator on board, and capable of flight by means of remote control or autonomous programming. While most systems have a remote human operator behind the controls, only the most advanced UAS can operate with some autonomy but administrators still serve as a “human-on-the-loop” always ready to intervene. As UAS is a growing aerospace market, with unmateched potential for benefitting humankind, this infographic gives you in depth details about these systems, theri uses and thier potential.
National Aerospace Standard (NAS) series is known for many things, including work developing state-of-the-art, high strength, precision fasteners that helps ensure a product holds its integrity even under the most demanding situations. This infographic helps showcase some of the key accomplishments, capabilities and usage of the NAS series.