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AIA supports House Tax Bill

Earlier this week, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady introduced the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (H. R. 1). This bill is an important first step in the legislative process, with the Ways and Means Committee markup beginning on Monday and release of the Senate bill expected on Wednesday. We are pleased to […]

AIA’s advocacy moves top 2017 Goals forward

Throughout 2017 AIA has worked energetically to convince Congress and the Administration of the importance of repealing or revising BCA caps and enacting comprehensive tax reform. As two out of our top five agenda items for 2017, these efforts carry special importance in AIA’s advocacy and are particularly significant to our industry’s long-term health and […]

Building National Security Partnerships in Collaboration with Industry

Last night, AIA continued its celebration of National Aerospace Week with a reception focused on the need to build national security partnerships in collaboration with industry. We were honored to welcome Ambassador Tina Kaidanow, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, as she shared her perspective on the current global threat environment, the role […]

Cyber Security and the aerospace and defense industry. Challenges, issues and solutions.

The Aerospace Industries Association has long focused on promoting policies that strengthen the aerospace and defense industry, and convening the important conversations on these same policies and issues with key stakeholders from across the public and private sector. Last night, as part of National Aerospace Week, AIA co-hosted a Capitol Hill reception with the Senate […]

Secretary of Commerce Recognizes National Aerospace Week

In recognition of National Aerospace Week, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross congratulated the Aerospace Industries Association for “bringing together interested groups and individuals nationwide to show their support for the aerospace industry and its workers.” The full text of his letter is available below.

The Government Security Clearance Backlog is Harming America’s Military Preparedness

The Numbers America’s national security relies on appropriately cleared personnel, yet it is now estimated that more than 700,000 federal civilians, military personnel, and industry employees cannot perform their duties because the background investigations for their security clearances have not been conducted. Recently one company reported that more than 75% of its requests for investigations […]

Young Professionals Visit AIA to Discuss A&D Future Workforce

Today, the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry supports over 2.4 million jobs, with the potential to create even more in the future.  AIA remains committed to developing that next generation of a dedicated, highly-skilled workforce that remains proud of the noble work it does on behalf of the nation. As part of that ongoing commitment, […]

Solar Eclipse 2017…There Goes the Sun

Today, millions of Americans have traveled to the Pacific Coast of Oregon and the Atlantic coast of South Carolina, and to all parts in-between within a narrow 70-mile-wide corridor extending through 14 interior states, to witness the total eclipse of the sun. The last time a total solar eclipse was visible across the entire contiguous […]

Let’s Give a Boost to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

In May, AIA held its Annual Rockets on the Hill Event, where student teams competing in the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) showed off their rockets in the Russell Senate Office Building’s Kennedy Caucus Room.  One of the competing teams, the Victory Christian Center School from Charlotte, N.C. team gained attention for their rocket adorned […]

Ex-Im Bank Needs Strong and Supportive Leadership

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) on July 14 announced its opposition to the nomination of former Congressman Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) as Chairman and President of the U.S. Export Import Bank (Ex-Im). This decision was not made lightly and was the first-time AIA has opposed a Presidential nominee in recent memory. This is because AIA and […]

AIA Advances U.S./Canadian Aerospace and Defense Industry Partnership

As the voice of American aerospace and defense, AIA represents its members in a variety of different fora, including before foreign government officials. Earlier this month, AIA representatives met with John Knubley, the Canadian Deputy Minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) at the Canadian embassy in Washington, DC. ISED is the counterpart organization […]