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AIA Releases Cybersecurity Standard

Arlington, Va. —The Aerospace Industries Association today is releasing a National Aerospace Standard on cybersecurity that provides the aerospace and defense industry a dynamic, risk-based solution to addressing threats and ensuring resilience in the increasingly complex cybersecurity ecosystem. “With aggressive state and non-state cyber actors targeting the United States, it is essential that our industry […]

AIA Familiarization Guide – Influencing Parts Tool

What is a life-limited part? (LLP) A part whose failure could result in a Hazardous Engine Effect as defined by the FAA in 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §33.75 – Safety Analysis. What is a life limit? A life limit specifies the maximum allowable number of flight cycles for which an engine LLP may be operated. (See 14 […]

AIA’s Engine Icing Working Group Report on Engine Probe Icing

In response to tasking by the FAA as defined in a letter dated July 3, 2013, titled, “Request Formation of Advisory Group to Address Specific Engine and Installation Icing Issues,” the Engine Icing Working Group (EIWG) has studied the issue of engine probe icing and its effect on engines and airframe systems. In order to address temperature probes, combined […]

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 […]

The Impact of “Brexit” on the U.S. Aerospace Industry

A referendum to decide whether the United Kingdom (UK) should remain in the European Union (EU), or “Brexit,” narrowly passed on June 23, 2016, triggering negotiations to set the terms of withdrawal by March 29, 2019. Among the many agreements to be renegotiated in that time will be the UK’s future membership and relationship with […]

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 […]

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