AIA Blog Post Archive

American Aerospace & Defense and International Air Shows

I’m a firm believer that American aerospace and defense (A&D) products are the best in the world, and that our companies provide unmatched partnerships. As the voice of American A&D, AIA takes pride in showcasing our industry’s impact in our country and around the world. This year AIA has the honor of representing U.S. industry […]

State of the Industry Presentation to ICAO

ICCAIA Chairman and AIA President and CEO Eric FanningFriday, June 7, 2019Remarks as prepared Thank you to all the members of the ICAO Council, the Council President, and the Secretary General for inviting me to speak here today. As many of you know, ICCAIA is made up of six industry associations representing manufacturers from the […]

Celebrating Our Centennial Aerospace Champions

For over 100 years, our industry has helped our nation reach some of its greatest achievements in the twentieth century. From our first flight through the skies, to putting a man on the Moon, to protecting our nation, the work of our members has defined American leadership. As we gathered to celebrate AIA’s Centennial – […]

Heritage Month Spotlight: Anthony Lor, Ball Aerospace

Anthony LorNetwork Operations SpecialistBall Aerospace “Two roads diverge in a wood… and I took the one less traveled… and that has made all the difference.” Anthony Lor, a second-generation Hmong American born in the United States, strives to live his life by those words from Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road Not Taken.” He seeks out […]

Heritage Month Spotlight: Charlene Lee, Harris Corp.

Charlene LeeVP of GBSHarris Corp. “May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, designated by Congress as a tribute to generations of Asians and Pacific Islanders who have enriched our nation and are instrumental in its success. When I think about the meaning of this month, the first word that comes to mind is […]

Celebrating 100 Years of Making It Happen

Over the last 100 years, the aerospace and defense industry has imagined, developed, and built technologies that changed the world and shape our daily lives today. Our industry revolutionized travel, making it possible to connect friends, families, and communities living half a world away. We’re the industry that powers the most effective military in the […]

Weathering the Storm of Spectrum Interference

With the 2019 hurricane season right around the corner, the need for accurate and timely weather readings is a top priority. These readings are critical to ensuring that our communities are prepared for and protected from any upcoming storms. Weather readings are typically taken for granted by most Americans. Every day millions of people wake […]

Apollo 11: The Inspiration for What’s Next

In May of 1961, President John F. Kennedy stood before a joint Congress and laid out a bold vision for the decade ahead: “landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.” For a mission that once seemed like a dream, the call to action established a space program that pushed […]

Earth Month Spotlight: Matthew Swibel, Lockheed Martin

Matthew Swibel Director, Enterprise Risk and Sustainability,Lockheed Martin Climate Resiliency at Every Elevation From the depths of our oceans to the high reaches of space, Lockheed Martin tech helps observe our climate. Growing resource constraints and changes to our climate require technologies that strengthen society’s resilience and solutions for addressing impacts. To protect and strengthen […]

Flying Green with Gulfstream!

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has been among business aviation’s leaders in sustainability since 2011, when a Gulfstream G450 became the first business jet to cross the Atlantic on sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF). Since then, the Savannah, Georgia-based company has taken additional steps to support sustainability, including becoming the first business-jet manufacturer with a dedicated supply […]

AIA CEO on House Budget Committee action on BCA Caps

AIA President and CEO Eric Fanning issued the following quote on today’s House Budget Committee action on BCA Caps: “Artificial spending caps should never replace a thoughtful annual review.  The House Budget Committee’s markup today is a critical first step towards addressing the Budget Control Act caps and securing a budget before the new fiscal […]