AIA News and Press Releases

Oregon Students Crowned National Champions in World’s Largest Rocket Contest

Oregon Episcopal School team tops 614 rocketry teams from across America to win the 2021 American Rocketry Challenge  Arlington, VA – Oregon Episcopal School of Portland, Oregon today took home the top prize at the world’s largest student rocketry competition – The American Rocketry Challenge – earning the title of 2021 National Champion. The Oregon […]

AIA Expands Its National Security Policy Team

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is expanding its National Security Policy team, hiring David Turkovic to serve in a newly created position as Director for Industrial Policy. In this role, Turkovic will help shape advocacy and outreach on AIA priorities, including supply chain health and resilience, assured access to materials and resources, […]

100 Teams Advance to National Finals in World’s Largest Student Rocket Contest

Student rocketeers from 27 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands will compete next month for more than $100,000 in prizes and the title of National Champion Arlington, VA – Earlier today, the American Rocketry Challenge announced the teams competing in this year’s National Finals. After the COVID-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of last year’s competition, […]

AIA President & CEO Congratulates NASA Administrator Nelson on Confirmation

Arlington, Va. — Today, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement applauding the U.S. Senate vote to confirm Bill Nelson as NASA administrator: “AIA congratulates NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, who has demonstrated a continued commitment to the progress of U.S aerospace priorities, on his formal confirmation today. His experience […]

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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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