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AIA Urges Congress to Pass FAA Certification Reforms

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging House and Senate Committee Chairs and Ranking Members to enact comprehensive FAA certification streamlining reforms in a multiyear FAA reauthorization bill. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association sent a letter signed by more than 80 individual member companies Friday to the Chairs and Ranking […]

Aerospace Infrastructure for the 21st Century: AIA’s Executive Report – Autumn 2017

AIA’s Autumn 2017 edition of the Executive Report highlights the necessity of investment into America’s aerospace infrastructure as part of the nation’s critical infrastructure.  “Aerospace Infrastructure for the 21st Century” includes: – Infrastructure for America: Aerospace and Defense Leads the Way – A Profile of AIA Member Eaton Aerospace Group – Results of the annual […]

Trade Compliance Standards Kickoff Event at the AIA Summer SMC

On the first day of AIA’s summer Supplier Management Council (SMC) meeting in Biloxi, Mississippi, AIA led a panel on its latest initiative to renew American leadership in global trade: the Trade Compliance Standards (TCS) project. In collaboration with industry experts, AIA is compiling a “best practices” guide on trade compliance for aerospace and defense […]

The Updated Product Certification Guide: A New Approach to Industry & FAA Teamwork

A normal certification process for a transport aircraft typically lasts 5-7 years based on complexity of the design and the number of new and novel technologies introduced.  Although the key steps of certification process have not changed over the years, FAA and Industry have defined new methods of performing those processes without compromising the safety […]

Associations Praise Update to Product Certification Guide

AIA, AEA, GAMA release Third Edition of the FAA and Industry Guide to Product Certification Washington, DC – The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today announced the approval of an updated United States (U.S.) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)/Industry Guide to Product Certification. The last version […]

Aerospace and Defense Industry Remains a Leader on Environmental Stewardship

America’s Aerospace and Defense (A&D) companies care a great deal about environmental stewardship.  Long before the Paris Accords were agreed to, American A&D was searching for ways to improve its environmental footprint and make flying as efficient as possible.  Today, we remain proud to lead the way on environmental sustainability, capitalizing on the innovation at […]

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 […]

AIA/UMD Product Support Integrator Workshop

The Aerospace Industries Association’s Product Support Committee has long advocated for expanding the use of performance-based logistics (PBL) within the Department of Defense (DoD) for weapons system sustainment. Effective PBL strategies require clearly defined and well executed management roles between Product Support Managers (PSM) and Product Support Integrators (PSI).  The PSI function not only entails managing contracts with multiple […]

AIA: President Trump Should Sign Repeal of Blacklisting Rule

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging President Trump to sign the Congressional Review Act repeal of the Blacklisting rule, E.O. 13673. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the Senate vote to eliminate Executive Order 13673 – known as the ‘blacklisting’ rule – and calls on President Trump to sign […]

Aerospace Industries Association’s Civil Aviation Environmental Committee approves Hazardous Material Management Target List Update

On Oct 31, 2016, AIA released the first revision of National Aerospace Standard 411-1 (“NAS411-1”), Hazardous Material Target List (“HMTL”). The HMTL is a list of chemical substances subject to restrictions and/or reporting requirements related to military systems developed under defense acquisition and related service contracts. The HMTL is intended to be used within a […]

AIA/ASD release S5000F International specification for in-service data feedback

AIA/ASD release S5000F, Issue 1.0 International specification for in-service data feedback The Aerospace Industries Association and the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) released S5000F, Issue 1.0 “International specification for in-service data feedback,” at the 2016 S1000D User Forum and the S-Series Specification Day on September 29, 2016. “This specification is a product of our collaboration with […]

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