Video: Thirty science teachers launched 2,000 ping pong balls in zero gravity during a recent Northrop Grumman's Weightless Flight of Discovery.
AIA's quarterly publication, the Executive Report, provides news and information about our Members. The latest issue features a Q&A with Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics Terry A. Yonkers.
Meeting Challenges In The Air - New AIA Report By Marion C. Blakey - Civil aviation is a vital contributor to the nation’s social and economic well-being. The industry sustains nearly 12 million jobs, including many high-skilled, high-technology positions, and constitutes about $1.3 trillion, or roughly 5.6 percent of our total gross domestic product. »Read more
AIA Issues Report on Health of National Security Space Industrial Base
Dr. James Miller, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, provided keynote remarks at the Capitol Hill panel event.
AIA released a new report, Tipping Point: Maintaining the Health of the National Security Space Industrial Base, that details several challenges faced by the national security space industrial base, including overly restrictive export control policies, a shrinking, aging workforce and budget instability. »Read More
Historic Trade Treaties Passed by Senate
Fulfilling one of AIA’s most sought-after and long-term policy objectives, the U.S.Senate approved the U.S.-UK and the U.S.-Australia Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties at the end of September. »Read more
DOD's New Call: Doing More Without More
Following an aggressive timeline to deliver on the mandate for cost savings set in June by Secretary Gates, DOD issued in mid-September a written directive for its Efficiencies Initiative. »Read more
Green Fighter Jets?
Last month the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asked for stakeholder input on the agency's role in the "green" or sustainable products movement. Citing the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 as its authority, the agency is working to define its role and to develop a strategy for EPA to make a "meaningful contribution to the development, manufacture, designation and use of sustainable products." »Read more
Export Control Modernization Leaps Forward
President Obama pushed export control reform to the front burner, focusing on the U.S. Munitions List. The president offered details on new measures that will reduce the uncertainty faced by our allies, U.S. industry and its foreign partners on how to classify technology – all of which are consistent with AIA recommendations. »Read more
AIA Extends Membership Record
AIA enrolled eight companies this quarter, bringing the total new regular member companies joining the association this year to 31. AIA’s regular membership now stands at an all-time high of 133. With 175 associate members, AIA’s total membership is 308 companies. »Read more
November 1-3, 2010
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Aerospace Indicators Renew Optimism
The U.S. aerospace manufacturing industry continues to show solid signs of improvement. Most telling, sales were up more than seven percent in the second quarter and gained modestly year-over-year. While challenges remain, the industry appears to have moved forward from a very difficult 2009. »Read more
Blakey Calls for Long-Term Space Strategy
Moderating a group of industry and government experts at AIAA’s Space 2010 plenary panel, Space: The Next 50 Years, in Anaheim, Calif. AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey addressed questions of where we are going in space and how we will get there. »Read more
AIA Introduces Product Support Executive Board Papers on In-Sourcing
Recently, members of the AIA Product Support Executive Board and other logistics experts convened a working session to assess the impact of in-sourcing policies enacted by the Defense Department. The group plans to publish a series of white papers covering topics such as what is good for the warfighter and taxpayer, impact on the industrial base and in-sourcing vs. outcome-based contracting, among others. »Read more