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National Aerospace Standards: Securing the Way Home

No matter how or where you’re going, the vehicle you ride in will almost certainly be made up of standardized parts that get you to your destination. As we celebrate World Standards Day, we reflect on the importance of standards and the immense impact they have on our lives. When performance and reliability are essential […]

Dubai Air Show: Laying the Groundwork for Our Future

Air shows are an opportunity to showcase the industry and our innovative technologies that move, connect, and inspire the world. As aerospace and defense leaders convene in Dubai next week, the Aerospace Industries Association is proud to represent American aerospace and defense and show the world the very best of our industry.

UAM Coordinating Council Letter

The following organizations who are actively involved in supporting the development of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) applaud the Administration for including R&D for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft — the key enabler for UAM — in its “Fiscal Year 2021 Administration Research and Development Budget Priorities.” This UAM Coordinating Council is comprised of […]

AIA Applauds House Passage of Long-term Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Bill, Urges Senate to Pass Reauthorization Legislation

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives took a critical step toward reauthorizing the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank), passing a bill that will provide long-term certainty for the aerospace sector and support industry jobs. This bill provides a 10-year reauthorization, increases the […]

U.S. at DAS 19: What’s Next for American Civil Aviation

For many years, American civil aviation has cruised at a steady altitude. The last massive shift in aviation was the jet age which fundamentally changed the way we travel, connecting the world in ways we previously could only imagine. It isn’t that our industry has not innovated. From the first 747 to the 787, airplane […]

Dubai Air Show Report: The Importance of Global Relationships

This past week, the U.S. aerospace and defense (A&D) industry made up a major part of the 2019 Dubai Airshow. The show welcomed a large U.S. government delegation that brought a message of continued partnership with allies around the globe. We are proud to support those government-to-government partnerships that help our foreign partners meet their […]

An Exciting Time for International Space

This week, hundreds of space experts are in Houston for the annual SpaceCom conference, including myself. I had the honor to join a panel on international commercial space opportunities and talked about how some of the most promising new space markets have deep international ties and how governments are playing a big part in this […]

Heritage Month Spotlight: Joshua John, Raytheon

Joshua JohnSenior Systems Engineer,Raytheon Two Worlds, One Purpose When we think about our careers, it’s natural to focus on our accomplishments, especially when we’re asked about it. We might say we were a manager at this company or a top contributor to this function or perhaps even a thought leader in this area. But for […]

Heritage Month Spotlight: Genevieve Bennally, Raytheon

Genevieve BennallySenior Systems EngineerRaytheon A Nation Rising We know that Raytheon has some of the best engineers in our industry, but what makes them the best isn’t just their technical expertise. It’s their ability to embolden the next generation to rise to the challenges ahead. Senior Systems Engineer Genevieve Bennally has been helping young people […]