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AIA Urges Confirmation of Kimberly Reed as Chair of Ex-Im Bank

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomed today’s announcement of the nomination of Kimberly Reed as President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Export-Import Bank and strongly urge the Senate to quickly confirm her nomination, along with the other Board nominees. “The Ex-Im Bank is incredibly important to our industry’s […]

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 […]

Local Economies Need Trade in Aerospace

Aerospace and defense trade supports jobs all over the United States. In many states, the A&D sector is the largest exporter and is a key contributor to the local economy. This is also true in my home state of Arkansas, where I had the opportunity to speak at the 2018 Summit for the Arkansas Aerospace […]

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 Urges Senate to Reject Garrett Nomination for Ex-Im Bank

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 and reject the nomination of Mr. Garrett. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association supports the nominations of Ms. Reed, […]

AIA Launches Campaign to Ensure Long-Term Health of Ex-Im Bank

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association is launching a multi-tiered campaign reiterating the importance of the long-term health of the U.S. Export-Import Bank ahead of an important nomination hearing for the Bank leadership. This week, AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher sent a letter to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, […]

AIA Welcomes Nominations of Ex-Im Bank Board Members

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging the Senate to schedule hearings and confirm nominees to the Export-Import Bank Board of Directors. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association strongly supports the nominations of Kimberly Reed, Claudia Slacik and Judith Pryor to the Ex-Im Bank Board of Directors and urges the Senate […]

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