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Fanning lays out AIA priorities for 2019

When the aerospace and defense industry succeeds, America is safer, more prosperous, and more innovative. Every day, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) advocates for the government actions and partnership with industry that can ensure America’s leadership in the increasingly competitive global market. At a media event February 15, AIA’s President and CEO Eric Fanning highlighted […]

AIA Welcomes Section 809 Panel Report

Arlington, Va. — AIA applauds today’s release of the Volume III Report from the Advisory Panel on Streamlining and Codifying Acquisition Regulations (‘Section 809 Panel’). Since its establishment by Congress in 2016, AIA has recognized the Section 809 Panel as a critical resource in the effort to foster innovation, limit costs and barriers, and accelerate […]

Evolving Defense Acquisition Through Digital Transformation – 1 Pager

Critical MBE Themes That Enable Collaborative Government-Industry Digital Engineering Throughout the DOD Acquisitions Lifecycle The future threat landscape is becoming more agile and dangerous as our adversaries field new capabilities at an increased pace and complexity. New and emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) swarm logic, multifunction digital electronics, cyber, and advanced anti-access area […]

Evolving Defense Acquisition Through Digital Transformation

Critical MBE Themes That Enable Collaborative Government-Industry Digital Engineering Throughout the DOD Acquisitions Lifecycle The future threat landscape is becoming more agile and dangerous as our adversaries field new capabilities at an increased pace and complexity. New and emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) swarm logic, multifunction digital electronics, cyber, and advanced anti-access area […]

AIA Welcomes President Trump’s Continued Focus on Regulatory and Tax Reform

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher welcoming announcement of President Trump’s “Unified Agenda” detailing the Administration’s deregulation efforts. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the White House announcement unveiling the Administration’s successful “Unified Agenda,” to eliminate excessive regulations, one of the most important issues on AIA’s agenda. Together with comprehensive […]

AIA 53rd Annual Media Luncheon

AIA 53rd Annual Media Luncheon Thursday, December 14 David F. Melcher President & CEO, Aerospace Industries Association Remarks as prepared for delivery Good afternoon. This is the third time I’ve had the privilege of addressing the aerospace and defense media in the presence of staff and executives from many of our member companies, and I’m […]

Reinvigorating the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base

American forces have been at war for more than 15 years. Combined with spending constraints imposed by the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA), our armed forces – and our industry – have come under significant strain. Despite the dedication of our troops, and the noble work of our companies, neither the government nor the private sector can […]

AIA: FY18 NDAA a Positive Step Forward

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher calling for Congress to pass the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the completion of successful negotiations and release of the conference report for the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (FY18 NDAA). The topline budget […]

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 […]

AIA Supports DOD’s Innovation Partnership With Industry

America’s potential adversaries are developing significant military capabilities and doing so faster than ever. To stay ahead, DOD must revamp the stilted defense acquisition system that AIA member companies are required to navigate; it also must draw from the full range of American technology and expertise from all sectors of the marketplace to effectively drive […]

AIA Welcomes Senate Introduction of the Regulatory Accountability Act

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher on introduction of S. 951, the Regulatory Accountability Act in the Senate. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes Senate introduction of the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA) on Wednesday and urges the Senate to move quickly to pass it. Earlier this year, AIA was a […]

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