The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and our members blaze The Way to What’s Next. Our mission is to advocate for policies and investments that keep our country strong, bolster our capacity to innovate, and spur economic growth.
Voice of an Industry
For over 100 years, the American aerospace and defense industry has shaped the world around us. From the first flight to the moon landing, the impact of A&D is immeasurable. And the next great aerospace achievement is on the horizon. We are critical to the health of the U.S. economy and serve as a seamless, fundamental part of daily life. Now more than ever, it’s vital that our collective industry has a strong voice speaking on its behalf.
The Aerospace Industries Association has been that voice since 1919. Our work as an advocate and leader is essential to shaping policy, shedding light on the industry’s impact, and fortifying its future.
Together, our advocacy influences:
- Effective federal investments
- Accelerated deployment of innovative technologies
- Policies that enhance our global competitiveness
- Recruitment and retention efforts that support a capable and diverse 21st century workforce
A Clear Vision
AIA is dedicated to helping our united membership improve the safety of air transportation, make America more secure, fuel exploration, drive innovation, and ensure a vibrant industrial base.
Leaders Behind AIA
CEO-level officers from across our more than 300 member companies guide these efforts, strengthening the industry’s ability to enable 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.
A Deeper Look at AIA
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The A&D industry excels when people with different experiences feel a sense of belonging and motivation to drive innovation. Find out how we’re taking steps to increase representation and recruitment of diverse communities.
Explore more than century’s worth of historical books, reports, and other documents that demonstrate how the aerospace and defense industry has shaped our modern world.
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