X-47B UCAS First Flight Music Video
Two minute musical revue of historic first flight of the U.S. Navy's X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstration aircraft, designed and built by Northrop Grumman Corporation. The flight occurred Feb. 4, 2011, at Edwards AFB, Calif.
A Half-Cent on the Dollar -- An Investment Worth Making By Marion C. Blakey - The stock market's wild ride of the last several years has caused many of us to reevaluate how we consider options to allocate our investment dollars. I recently sat down with my broker to make sure I was appropriately investing to ensure the future stability and growth of my portfolio. For the individual, these decisions weigh heavy on our minds. Should I be as risk-tolerant as I used to be?
President's Budget Request Delivered to Congress
The President's Fiscal 2012 Budget Request delivered to Congress Feb. 14 contained mixed news for the aerospace industry. While the proposed budgets for DOD and FAA are good starting points for the annual debate, the request for NASA was disappointing. »Read more
When NASA's shuttle Discovery arrived at the International Space Station Feb. 26, it marked the first time ever that spaceships from four different space agencies were docked together at the same time.
New AIA Report - Counterfeit Parts: Increasing Awareness and Developing Countermeasures
For the past several years AIA members and invited government agency guests have met to identify solutions that will effectively reduce the introduction of counterfeit parts into the aerospace supply chain. The culmination of a part of those efforts was published in an AIA report in March. »Read more
AIA At Aero India 2011
President Obama's November trip to India underscores the economic and strategic importance of strengthening this critical bilateral relationship. In his speech before the Indian Parliament, the president highlighted defense and civil aerospace as areas ripe for Indian-U.S. collaboration. India is in the process of making significant defense equipment purchases, making it one of the world's largest consumers of civil aircraft, defense articles and homeland security technology over the next decade. »Read more
Blakey Begins Second Year on NAC
AIA's President and CEO Marion C. Blakey is beginning her second year as chairman of the NASA Advisory Council's Aeronautics Committee. This year, the committee is tackling issues of great importance to AIA, including NASA's environmental research initiatives, unmanned aerial systems and verification and validation of critical air traffic software. »Read more
AIA Steps Out on UAS Integration Efforts
Unmanned aircraft systems have tremendous potential to contribute to the economic, technological and competitive well-being of the United States. While it is important that UAS are integrated as part of NextGen, at this point they are minimally addressed in the FAA's 2010 NextGen Implementation Plan. »Read more
AIA Commends DOD for New Space Acquisition Initiative
Officials from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition briefed AIA's Space Council during its Feb. 25 meeting on the military space fiscal 2012 budget and a new acquisition initiative called the Evolutionary Acquisition for Space Efficiency (EASE) approach. »Read more
AIA Worker Safety Award and Benchmarking Awards Program Kicks Off
AIA's annual Worker Safety and Benchmarking Awards will move to a spring cycle to better recognize our members closer to the year for which the award is made. »Read more
AIA Hires New Staff to Support Civil, Acquisition
AIA has brought in new staff to support the civil aviation and acquisition policy divisions. »Read more