The International Division at AIA is responsible for promoting domestic and international policies and practices that help American companies compete in the global marketplace and cooperate with our allies and foreign partners.
With both defined and undefined barriers that can limit business growth, AIA's International Council works to promote free and fair trade for U.S. aerospace and national security products as a means to enhance national and economic security. This helps maintain the vitality of the aerospace and national security industrial base and workforce.
AIA hosted the Department of the Army Defense Exports & Cooperation Industry Day at The Boeing Company's Crystal City facility on March 17. The conference brought together representatives from industry, the Army, DOD and the Commerce and State Departments for a day of presentations and networking around the concept of “An Army Approach to International Sales in Context of Defense Export and Advocacy.”
Arlington, Va. —The Aerospace Industries Association announces today that after her successful seven-year tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer, Marion C. Blakey will be leaving to take the position of President and CEO of Rolls Royce North America.
It’s been clear ever since the downturn in defense spending began that our industry would have to develop new approaches to protecting the national asset that is our defense industrial base. One such approach is to grow our industries’ markets overseas. In recent years, we’ve seen gratifying advances in U.S. sales abroad of civil-related aircraft, helicopters, satellites and launch vehicles. That said, I’m convinced we can do more on the civil side and there are ways for the U.S. to become even more competitive with defense-related exports, which in turn will bolster our nation’s national security, foreign policy and economic interests.
During this summer’s Farnborough International Air Show (July 14-20), AIA and its member companies provided a useful platform for dialogue between U.S. industry, key U.S. government officials and current and prospective international customers.
LONDON – Five students from Creekview High School of Canton, Ga.,took home silver medals in the seventh annual International Rocketry Challenge at the Farnborough International Air Show.The U.S. team, sponsored by Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), won second place, while the French team captured first and the U.K. team took third.