AIA Welcomes Pause on EU ETS Enforcement

Statement by Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, on the European Union decision to suspend enforcement of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

IFBEC Releases First Annual Public Accountability Report

Washington, D.C., Brussels, October 1, 2012: The International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct (IFBEC) released their first annual Public Accountability Report today.

Fix Arms Export Laws For Commercial Satellite Sales: AIA

Jun. 29, 2012

It is long past time for Congress to reform the current laws governing the export of commercial satellites – an outmoded and counterproductive system intended to enhance national security while inadvertently undermining America's domestic space industry, a recent Defense Department report makes clear.

Whatever Congress's good intentions when it passed this law in 1998, the results have crippled the U.S. space industry. The barriers to export have, in effect, turned the domestic space industry into a de facto arsenal sustained almost exclusively by U.S. military purchases.

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AIA Welcomes Congressional Action on Satellite Export Control Reform

May. 18, 2012

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes House action on satellite export reform in the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The language would return authority to the president for determining export controls for satellites and related technologies and is an important step towards strengthening our national security and opening export opportunities. AIA urges the Senate to address this critical issue and ensure the U.S. space industrial base stays second to none.

We would like to express our strong appreciation to HASC Chairman McKeon (R-Calif.), HASC Ranking Member Smith (D-Wash.), HFAC Chairwoman Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.),…

AIA Urges Passage of Export-Import Bank Deal

May. 07, 2012

The Aerospace Industries Association strongly urges Congress to pass the bipartisan agreement reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank.  With the May 31 deadline swiftly approaching, it is imperative that Congress act quickly.

“This agreement helps level the playing field versus foreign competitors who receive substantial financing from their own governments,” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey.  “We can’t expect American companies to compete with one hand tied behind their backs.”

The Cantor-Hoyer agreement reauthorizes the Export-Import Bank for three years and extends its lending authority to $140 billion.  The bank has generated more than $4…