For over 100 years, the American aerospace and defense industry has shaped the world around us in countless ways with immeasurable impact. Today, we are critical to the health of the U.S. economy—and a seamless, fundamental part of daily life. So today more than ever, it’s vital that the industry has a strong voice speaking on its behalf.
The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) has been that voice since 1919. Our work as an advocate and convener is essential to shaping policy, shedding light on the industry’s impact and empowering its future.
CEO-level officers from across our more than 300 member companies guide these efforts, strengthening the industry’s ability to effectively support America’s national security and economy. We work with member company representatives through councils and committees to advise the government on critical issues and cultivate a unified perspective on the many challenges and opportunities facing the industry.
Together, we advocate for effective federal investments; accelerated deployment of innovative technologies; policies that enhance our global competitiveness; and recruitment and retention efforts that support a capable and diverse 21st century workforce.
We are proud to help our members expand their impact on the modern world—and proud to help them pave the way to what’s next.
To advocate for policies and investments that keep our country strong, bolster our capacity to innovate and spur economic growth.
To help our united membership improve the safety of air transportation, make America more secure, fuel exploration, drive innovation and ensure a vibrant industrial base.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We understand that the experiences and perspectives we bring – in part based on our gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, and other unique identities – make our team stronger. We believe that bringing the widest variety of perspectives and ideas to the table drives innovation, creativity, and effectiveness for our organization and our member companies.
We strive for a culture where difference and inclusion are valued and where every individual is fully engaged in a collaborative environment that gives them a strong sense of belonging – a place where workers can be their whole selves and our industry will thrive as a result.