AIA Applauds Common Sense Export Control Reforms

Jul. 18, 2011

The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the administration’s proposed rule to relieve low-risk technology exports of burdensome and unnecessary restrictions.

“For years the U.S. export control system has created confusion and delay in exporting defense equipment to our allies and driven up compliance costs across the industrial base,” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. “These reforms are common sense ways of supporting our military partners and our export competitiveness.”

The rule proposes that after appropriate interagency review and consensus, technologies with low or no military or intelligence sensitivity will be…

AIA Calls for Sobriety in Defense Budget Talks Says it’s Time to “Put Cards on Table”

Jul. 15, 2011

Marion Blakey, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, today responded to the president’s remarks on defense spending.

“For months, there have been calls from a number of quarters for severe cuts that would undermine our dominance in the skies, fail to recognize the dynamic and changing security realities that we face in an age of asymmetrical warfare and which would undermine our industrial base and research capabilities for decades.

“Instead of hiding behind abstract numbers pulled from thin air, it’s time for everyone to put their cards on the…

Our Nation’s Fiscal Crisis Must Be Addressed

Jul. 15, 2011

America’s business leaders have watched patiently as our political leaders have sought to negotiate a solution to the growing fiscal challenge facing our country. The business community understands the difficulties we are facing—from growing entitlement costs to outsized debt burdens—and we have made the hard choices within our own organizations to be fiscally responsible.

Our political leaders cannot afford to delay making these tough choices any longer and as a country we cannot afford to default on our obligations, which would only lead to higher prices for all Americans for gas, mortgages and groceries…

Jim Albaugh,  remarks to the National Aeronautic Association

Remarks by
Jim Albaugh, President & CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
to the National Aeronautic Association
Crystal City, VA
July 13, 2011

AIA Concerned by NASA, NOAA Cuts

Jul. 12, 2011

The Aerospace Industries Association is concerned about the substantial cuts being made to the budgets of NASA and NOAA in the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science markup of the fiscal year 2012 appropriations bill.

“We recognize that tough economic times call for tough choices,” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. “However, cutting NASA and NOAA this deeply threatens American leadership in space and impairs our ability to make life-saving weather predictions.”

The subcommittee’s markup cuts NASA’s space programs by 10 percent from the President’s request and nearly 13 percent from…