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What’s Next for AIA

This year, AIA marks a century of representing the industry that has shaped modern life from the moment we first touched the skies.

Heritage Month Spotlight: Al Williams, Harris Corp.

To highlight the talented and diverse workforce in aerospace & defense, we’re telling the stories of individuals within our member companies throughout 2019’s heritage months. A&D features some of the best talent across the country, and remains an industry focused on becoming more inclusive and more innovative. Follow along to learn the stories of some […]

Shutdown Series: Impact on American Aerospace & Defense #3

On January 25, Congress passed a temporary funding bill through February 15 that President Trump signed into law. The end of the shutdown provides some relief to more than 800,000 federal employees who went unpaid for 35 days. Though a temporary solution is now in place, we will continue to highlight the shutdown’s impacts on A&D until a long-term deal is reached.

Aerospace and Defense in India: An Important Security Partner and Expanding Commercial Market

Recently, our own Kelvin Stroud had the opportunity to travel to India and visit with government, industry and nonprofit leaders as part of a seven-person bipartisan American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) delegation. The ACYPL has coordinated leadership exchanges between the U.S. and India since 1979 and were responsible for now Prime Minister Modi’s first and only visit to the U.S. before becoming Prime Minister.

Don’t Interfere with Aviation Safety: Test 5G Spectrum Allocation

During this year’s holiday travel season, over 50 million people will jet off to their destination. Upon boarding their flights, passengers won’t be greeted with Jingle Bells, but an announcement prompting them to turn their cellphones off once the cabin door closes. Why? Because using a cell phone may interfere with a plane’s navigation and […]

Texas Community Helps NASA Understand Supersonic Future

A public park on a wet and windy day in Galveston, Texas, isn’t the usual location where people imagine cutting edge research into futuristic technology is done. But this is where representatives of the aviation industry, including AIA, and aviation regulators from across the globe gathered to understand what the future of supersonic travel might […]

National Apprenticeship Week Q&A: Jean Wallace, Lockheed Martin

Following President Trump’s Executive Order on Expanding Apprenticeships in America, the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) industry has increasingly worked to promote effective work-based development programs as a more affordable pathway to highly-skilled, high-paying jobs. In honor of National Apprenticeship Week (Nov. 12-Nov. 18), we spoke to some of our members about the impact of apprenticeships […]

National Apprenticeship Week Q&A: Lisa Teague, Rolls-Royce

Following President Trump’s Executive Order on Expanding Apprenticeships in America, the A&D industry has made significant strides to promote effective work-based development programs as a more affordable pathway to highly-skilled, high-paying jobs. In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week (Nov. 12-Nov. 18), we reached out to some of our members to learn more about how apprenticeships […]

Inspiring the Next Generation of Explorers

For hundreds of years, people have dreamed of reaching worlds unknown. And now, brilliant scientists are innovating, and artists are envisioning, a way for humans to explore planets across the universe. Through their work, our journey to Mars is more than just a dream, it’s quickly becoming a reality. On Monday, November 5 we were […]