The Aerospace and Defense Industry Workforce

The composition of the aerospace and defense industry's workforce is as diverse as it is large. With over one million workers employed in the aerospace and defense industry, it is important that we retain and support the skills needed to grow our industry. This infographic shows what the most sought after skills are for our industry, what the general demographics of our industry are and who we hire. 

AIA Commends Passage of Budget Deal

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey commending passage of the Bipartisan Budget Deal of 2013.

AIA Commends Budget Deal and Urges Passage

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey commending the Budget Conference Committee on its hard work and urging passage of both the budget deal and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.

Diverse group of leaders decry ‘slow decay’ of sequestration

Earlier this week leaders of a diverse range of organizations representing research universities, public service providers, aerospace and defense companies, and the broader manufacturing sector gave concrete examples of how federal budget cuts are harming the national interest.

The defense industrial base: Not a bargaining chip

Between the now lamented government shutdown and the potential sequestration cuts slated for January, we are avoiding serious discussion about meeting the future needs of our nation while still addressing our deficit and debt problems.