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AIA Welcomes Conventional Arms Transfer Policy Implementation Plan

Statement by AIA President and CEO Eric Fanning on Conventional Arms Transfer Policy Implementation Plan Arlington, Va. — We welcome today’s announcement by the Department of State of an implementation plan for the Conventional Arms Transfer (CAT) Policy. AIA and its more than 340 member companies, representing 2.4 million American aerospace and defense workers, deeply […]

AIA welcomes White House commitment to reforming commercial space policies

Having a strong domestic space industry is crucial to our nation’s economic vitality and security. The Aerospace Industries Association is pleased by the Trump Administration’s continued focus on reducing barriers for the commercial space industry to create new, well-paying jobs, increase exports and move into new markets. “We welcome the signing of Space Policy Directive 2 […]

Protecting Innovation is a Matter of National Security

On Tuesday, the House Financial Services and Senate Banking Committees met to mark up and move forward versions of the “Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act” (FIRRMA). These two bills are aimed at reforming the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) process and protecting U.S. technology. While this action isn’t making front […]

AIA CEO Reacts to Tariff Announcement

Arlington, Va. — Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning expressed concern with President Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum today. “We are disappointed that the President has decided to move forward with tariffs on steel and aluminum,” Fanning said. “Our industry employs 2.4 million people and produced a trade surplus […]

AIA Supports Strong U.S. Trade Ties with Canada and Mexico

The Aerospace Industries Association has long been an enthusiastic supporter of expanding free and fair trade to grow the U.S. economy. We support the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) because an update has the potential to enhance economic opportunities both domestically and abroad. The Trump Administration initiated the renegotiation of NAFTA, […]

AIA Urges Quick Senate Confirmation of Ex-Im Bank Nominees

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging the Senate to confirm the nominations of Ms. Reed, Mr. Bachus, Ms. Pryor and Ms. Slacik to the Board of Directors of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the Senate Banking Committee approvals of the nominations of Ms. Reed, Mr. Bachus, Ms. […]

AIA Applauds Release of National Security Strategy

The Aerospace Industries Association applauded the Administration’s release of the National Security Strategy earlier today, calling it a strong foundation for the future. “The National Security Strategy acknowledges that a strong and resilient industrial base is a cornerstone of American security,” said AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher. “As an organization and an industry […]

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 […]

AIA Showcases American Industry at Dubai Air Show

Long before the ribbon to open the airshow was cut, AIA has been hard at work laying the framework to advance American priorities as part of the bi-annual Dubai Airshow. A trusted partner by both government and industry, AIA plays a unique role at international airshows, supporting the U.S. military aircraft presence while also hosting […]

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 […]

Paris Air Show 2017

President’s Reception: Sunday, June 18, 2017, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Paris, France U.S. Industry Reception: Monday, June 19, 2017, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Paris, France To register for the International Paris Air Show receptions, please use the event registration links below: AIA Members: Click Here for Event Registration *Registration for the President’s Reception is closed. *Registration for the U.S. Industry Reception […]

UAS Export Working Group

The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Export Working Group is responsible for addressing policies and regulations governing UAS exports from the United States. The focus will be on export control challenges posed by both the multi-lateral Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) and the U.S. Government’s own UAS export policy.  Where appropriate, the Working Group will also […]

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