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Statement by AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey
May 06, 2010
The first-ever meeting of the Senate Aerospace Caucus today initiates an important forum for senators, their staff and representatives from the aerospace industry to discuss issues that impact the nation’s defense, civil aviation and space sectors. We appreciate the leadership of the co-chairs, Senators Patty Murray, D-Wash. and Christopher Bond, R-Missouri, in establishing the caucus.
We were particularly pleased that the inaugural event included participation by Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley and AIA Chairman Scott Donnelly, President and CEO of Textron Inc., discussing defense industrial base issues, acquisition reform and workforce needs. We’re looking forward to working with the members of the caucus to help shape the discussion on the future of the aerospace and defense industry.