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Making NextGen a Win-Win for Flight Safety, Environmental Quality, and the General Public

The facts are in.  NextGen is increasingly delivering on the promise to build capacity and efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS).  Over the past two years, the FAA and industry have worked together to field new technologies that benefit everyone— especially pilots and communities near airports. The Houston metro area is a great example. […]

AIA and AIAA Assemble A&D Workforce Leaders for STEM Summit

“Collaborating to Inspire and Build the Aerospace Workforce of Tomorrow” was the theme of the 2016 National Aerospace and Defense Workforce Summit, a two-day event organized by AIA and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The Summit – which featured panelists from AIA member companies, higher education institutions, think tanks and other prominent […]

Modernizing America’s Security Cooperation Workforce

By AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher For more than 80 years, the United States used security cooperation to bring peace and stability to the world. Beginning with President Franklin Roosevelt’s “Arsenal of Democracy,” followed by major initiatives such as coalition building leading up to the first Gulf War in 1991 and defense reform […]

NextGen is on Capitol Hill

National Aerospace Week presented a prime opportunity for AIA, the FAA and our industry partners to showcase a special Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) exhibit and video booth on Capitol Hill. The two-day display is educating congressional staffers and the visiting public about the many benefits air travelers receive from NextGen. NextGen is a […]

AIA Urges Passage of STEM-related Education Bill

September 13, the House overwhelmingly voted to pass H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. The legislation reauthorizes and reforms the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act to help more Americans enter the workforce with the skills they need to compete for high-skilled, in-demand jobs. We strongly […]