AIA News and Press Releases

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 […]

AIA President and CEO Statement on Air Force GBSD Award

Arlington, VA – AIA President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement after the U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program: “Behind our nation’s strategic national security capabilities are the men and women of the defense […]

Aviation Manufacturing Industry Coalition Calls for Targeted and Temporary Support to Help Protect American Jobs

Arlington, Va. – Today, a coalition representing the aviation manufacturing industry comprised of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA), the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) announced their collective support for the bipartisan Aviation Manufacturing […]

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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 […]

Space Force: Parody Is Highest Form of Flattery

The premiere of Netflix’s Space Force series has launched (pun intended) the U.S. Space Force (USSF) further into the mainstream. While the show is not an accurate depiction of the USSF, it does highlight three takeaways all Americans should understand about their newest service: that the threat to the space domain is real; that the […]

Celebrating Pride Throughout the A&D Industry

The aerospace and defense industry continues to innovate the way our world connects through new technologies. But these connections run much deeper than just the tech powering our world. A&D is working to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for our employees. Particularly during Pride month and the events of 2020, we’re proud to […]

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