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Annual Report Shows Continued Strength of Aerospace & Defense Workforce

However, industry must build on efforts to expand training opportunities and diversity Arlington, Va. — The American aerospace and defense (A&D) industry continues to drive the U.S. economy and support high-paying jobs, but the industry must redouble hiring and recruiting efforts to maintain its role as a global leader, according to the Aviation Week Network’s […]

AIA Releases 2019 Facts & Figures Analysis

Data Shows Aerospace & Defense Continues to Support U.S. Economic and National Security, While Helping to Reduce the Federal Deficit Arlington, Va. — The U.S. aerospace & defense (A&D) industry continues to be at the heart of American economic success and reduced the federal trade deficit by 10% last year, according to “2019 Facts & […]

The American Rocketry Challenge 2020 Registration Open

With Additional New Resources to Support Participation Arlington, Va. — Registration for the 2020 edition of The American Rocketry Challenge – the world’s largest rocketry competition – is open through December 1, 2019. Now in its 18th year, nearly 5,000 students from across the country participate annually. The 100 top-scoring teams are invited to the […]

AIA Welcomes Confirmation of Steve Dickson as FAA Administrator

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. —Today’s Senate confirmation of Steve Dickson as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator is an important step that will strengthen the agency’s ability to ensure American air safety, invest in critical infrastructure, and implement regulation that keeps the flying public safe and supports […]

American Rocketeers Runners Up in Paris

Students from Madison West High School placed second in International Rocketry Challenge at Paris International Air Show Paris – On June 20th and 21st , students from Madison West High School (located in Madison, Wisconsin) competed against the best student rocketeers in the world at the International Rocketry Challenge (IRC) and placed second in the […]

WISCONSIN STUDENTS CROWNED AMERICA’S TOP ROCKETEERS

Madison West High School team tops 830 rocketry teams from across America to win the Team America Rocketry Challenge and represent the United States in Summer 2019 international competition The Plains, Va. – Madison West High School of Madison, Wisconsin today took home the top prize at the world’s largest student rocketry competition – The […]

AIA: Bold Moon Vision Requires Stronger Commitment

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning on the proposed additional funding for NASA Arlington, Va. — President Trump has articulated a bold vision to return American men and women to the Moon by 2024. We in the American aerospace and defense industry stand ready to work with the government to make […]

100 Teams Advance to U.S. Finals in World’s Largest Student Rocket Contest

Student rocketeers from across the country will compete next month for more than $100,000 in prizes and a chance to represent the U.S. at the global finals Arlington, VA – Earlier today, the Team America Rocketry Challenge announced the teams competing at the National Finals on May 18 at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va., […]

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2018 Facts & Figures

2017 was a very strong year for the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry. As you’ll see in the pages that follow, the companies that make up A&D – from manufacturers and designers to suppliers and service providers – are playing a significant and transformative role in the American and global economies. The A&D industry plays a critical role in securing America’s […]

Workforce

A highly skilled and robust aerospace workforce is essential to our national security and economic prosperity. Yet today the industry faces impending retirements and a shortage of trained technical graduates, which is a situation that is forecasted to worsen within the decade. Some companies address this issue by outsourcing work around the globe. In aerospace […]