The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the confirmation of Dr. Ashton Carter as deputy secretary of defense. Dr. Carter brings strong experience and commitment to a critical position for our national security. At a time when defense is going through a significant transition, his strong leadership is welcomed by the industry. We look forward to working with him and Secretary Panetta to ensure that we preserve the technological advantage that our troops rely on as tough choices are made.
The Aerospace Industries Association is launching a new campaign to provide information about the industry, potential job losses and national security risks while budgets are being eyed for sweeping reductions. The campaign, titled Second to None, is a public education initiative aimed at ensuring that the U.S. aerospace and defense industry continues to lead the world.
The aerospace and defense industry is a powerful contributor to the economy. According to estimates from Deloitte Development LLC, 2010 aerospace and defense employment stands at more than one million and revenues are nearly $331 billion.…
NASA’s announcement of the Space Launch System development plan is a bold and welcome development in these troubling times. Even as our economy struggles to recover from recession, the plan is a ray of hope that America’s belief in a better future endures and America’s continued leadership in space exploration can be preserved.
The NASA decision to initiate a competition—with bipartisan support from both houses of Congress—is encouraging and will hopefully assure that the breadth of our nation’s aerospace industry will have an opportunity to contribute their innovative ideas to the program’s success.