Federal barriers to innovation

Mar. 14, 2011

Here in D.C., federal contractors often get caught up in the latest agency rule or other decree that governs our businesses. These day-to-day issues – as important as they are – are a world away from the building blocks that have made our enterprises successful.

So, what am I talking about? Whether you’re in aerospace and defense, telecom or some other high technology industry, innovation has and always will be core to success. For aerospace, innovation has been our lifeblood since the Wright Brothers’ first forays into flight. Transformation of innovative concepts and technologies…

Proposed DOT Rule Invasion of Privacy, Says AIA

Mar. 09, 2011

AIA is very concerned that a new rule proposed by the Transportation Department would constitute an unnecessary and undesirable invasion of privacy, hampering the mobility of citizens and companies.

“The Block Aircraft Registration Request program functions much like a ‘Do Not Call’ list for private aircraft owners,” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. “The rule that the FAA is proposing would strip away that right to privacy.”

Currently, private aircraft owners can choose to have access to their private travel itineraries blocked to third parties. Through its Aircraft Situation Display Information and National…

Marion C. Blakey,  speech for the Supplier Management Council Spring Meeting

Supplier Management Council 
Spring Meeting 
Tucson, Arizona 
Tuesday, March 8, 2010 

March 2011 eUpdate

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Marion C. Blakey, President and Chief Executive Officer, AIA “The Heavens Are Our Sandbox”

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Worldwide Center for Aviation and Aerospace Leadership
2nd Annual Aviation & Aerospace Manufacturing Summit
Orlando, Florida
Friday, Feb. 25, 2010

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery