AIA News and Press Releases

AIA Statement on the 737 MAX Return to Service

“The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) airworthiness directive for the 737 MAX follows a rigorous and thorough process. This level of scrutiny was justified, and the detailed process illustrates the FAA’s commitment to global aviation safety. Upon its return to commercial service, the 737 MAX will be one of the most closely examined aircraft to ever […]

AIA President & CEO: Congress Must Now Prioritize Full and Sustained Funding to Provide Stability for American Industry and Workers

Arlington, Va. — As the continuing resolution to fund the government through December 11 heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement:  “While avoiding a government shutdown is important, continuing resolutions undermine the certainty and consistency critical to America’s safety […]

AIA Unveils “Roadmap to Recovery” to Guide A&D Industry’s Comeback

Arlington, Va. — Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) released its “Roadmap to Recovery,” a strategic action plan for how aerospace and defense companies can work with government leaders to recover from the COVID-19 crisis and emerge even more resilient on the other end. To better understand the crisis’ impact on the industry’s employees, companies, […]

AIA Releases 2020 Facts & Figures Analysis

Facing one of the most challenging years on record, decade-long growth underscores the aerospace and defense industry’s vital role in U.S. economy, innovation, and national security Arlington, Va. — The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent dramatic decrease in global air traffic has presented the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry with an extraordinary challenge. Building on […]

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Prioritizing Safety Through Evolving National Aerospace Standards

For over 75 years, the Aerospace Industries Association has developed National Aerospace Standards that have shaped our industry, enabled innovation, and most importantly, kept both our workforce and our government customers – the brave people who defend our nation – safe. The safety of our over 2 million workers and the safety of our government […]

Hispanic Heritage Month Leadership Spotlight: Dan Watt, L3Harris Technologies

Dan WattVP Program Management & Products, Communication Systems and Executive Sponsor of the Hispanic/Latino Organization for Leadership & Advancement (HOLA) Employee Resource GroupL3Harris Technologies L3Harris’ Dan Watt, VP Program Management & Products, Communication Systems and Executive Sponsor of the Hispanic/Latino Organization for Leadership & Advancement (HOLA) Employee Resource Group, shares the importance of embracing various […]

A&D Employee Spotlight: Anthony Nigara, L3Harris Technologies

Anthony NigaraVP of Strategy & Business DevelopmentL3Harris Technologies L3Harris’ Anthony Nigara, VP of Strategy and Business Development, offers advice to new grads entering the workforce. “For those of you who are new to the workforce, the world is quite different now than you probably imagined it being when you started college or your internship. As […]

NAS9945: Airworthiness Engineering Training & Education

Whether they are developed for educators or manufacturers, new standards can help advance the aerospace and defense industry. That’s why on July 8, AIA’s National Aerospace Standards published new standard NAS9945, Airworthiness Engineering Training and Education. NAS9945 will help both American aerospace education programs and design, manufacturing, and maintenance organizations develop and implement airworthiness training […]

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