Statement by AIA President & CEO Marion C. Blakey on Today’s Supercommittee Announcement

Nov. 21, 2011

The announcement this afternoon that the supercommittee cannot reach agreement to avoid sequestration is of grave concern. At stake are $1.2 trillion in across-the-board budget cuts hitting the Defense Department, NASA, FAA and other federal programs. The Defense Department will need to start applying cuts to the fiscal year 2013 budget immediately and job losses will increase as the Pentagon is forced to halt work. AIA will continue to make sure that the impacts to our nation, economy and industry are well understood by all Americans.

Marion C. Blakey, “NextGen: Leveraging Public, Private and Academic Resources”

Field Hearing

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

“NextGen: Leveraging Public, Private and Academic Resources”

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida

November 7, 2011

Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO


Major Milestone in Export Control Reform Reached

Nov. 07, 2011

Draft revisions to Category VIII (military aircraft and associated parts and components) of the U.S. Munitions List released by the Obama administration today constitute a major milestone in the ongoing effort to control more appropriately exports to our allies of sensitive technology.

“AIA has advocated for years for export control reforms that could better serve U.S. national security, foreign policy and economic interests,” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. “Throughout this reform process, the Obama administration has been focused on national security above all else and it has yielded good results.”

November 2011 eUpdate

Nov. 02, 2011


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Raytheon Pilots Travel Management System in Estonia

Nov. 01, 2011

TALLINN, Estonia, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has partnered with the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Estonia to pilot a traveler management system that will facilitate more efficient processing of airline passengers.

Raytheon's Portera(TM) solution will allow Estonia to become one of the first nations in Europe to pilot an automated risk assessment system that processes both Advance Passenger Information (API) and Passenger Name Record (PNR) data against a set of pre-determined risk criteria. Raytheon is providing technical support to the…