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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 FY19 Appropriations Deal

Arlington, Va. — We welcome Congress completing Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations to avoid another costly government shutdown and ensure key government responsibilities can be executed for the rest of the fiscal year. We strongly urge President Trump to sign it into law immediately. “We’re just beginning to recover from the 35-day shutdown,” said AIA President […]

AIA Calls on Government Leaders to Finalize FY19 Spending and Avoid Another Shutdown

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the short-term government funding agreement to get government operations back on track and restore stability to the hundreds of thousands of federal employees and supporting contractors who bore the unacceptable burden of the shutdown. But this is a temporary response to a problem that needs a lasting […]

AIA Joins Six-Association statement on Security Clearances

AIA has joined a six-association statement supporting Senator Mark Warner’s stance that federal employees who are missing paychecks because of  the government shutdown should not be penalized on security clearance applications, reinvestigations or continuous evaluations. A key element of security clearance evaluations and determinations of trustworthiness is financial considerations. Federal employees and contractors that are […]

AIA Joins letter urging end to shutdown

The Aerospace Industries Association joined a letter signed by more than 90 national organizations and dozens of state organizations calling for an end to the shutdown. “The current shutdown – now the longest in American history – is causing significant and in some cases lasting damage to families, businesses, and the economy as a whole. […]

AIA joins aviation and space coalition letter calling for end to shutdown

More than 30 organizations across the aviation and space transportation sectors have joined a letter urging our elected leaders to end the partial government shutdown. “As the partial government shutdown continues, the human and economic consequences are increasing and doing greater harm. Civil aviation alone supports more than 7 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) and […]

AIA Welcomes Missile Defense Review

Arlington, Va. — Today’s release of the 2019 Missile Defense Review, highlighted by President Trump’s speech, is a welcome commitment by the Administration to improve America’s missile defenses. We look forward to learning more details when the President’s Budget Request is released later this year. “Budget constraints and shifting missile defense priorities have hampered the […]

AIA: Shutdown Impacting Industry and Government Partners

Arlington, Va. — As the partial government shutdown stretches past the holidays, we strongly urge Congress and the President to reach an immediate resolution and reopen the affected agencies. “About 800,000 federal workers are furloughed or working without pay,” said AIA President and CEO Eric Fanning. “That imposes an unconscionable burden on these hard-working Americans […]

AIA: Now Is Not the Time to Backtrack on Military Investment

Arlington, Va. — Today, the United States faces significant threats from trans-national terrorism, Russian aggression, destabilizing Iranian and North Korean behavior, and an increasingly assertive China. The Pentagon’s 2018 National Defense Strategy requires armed forces that are large and capable enough to meet multiple threats in multiple environments. To achieve this, we must continue to […]

AIA Welcomes Industrial Base Assessment

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes today’s release of the Administration’s assessment of the manufacturing and defense industrial base, as directed by Executive Order 13806 in July 2017. “Guaranteeing the health of the American manufacturing and defense industrial base is a critical national security and economic priority as the United States combats today’s […]

AIA Welcomes Enactment of Defense Appropriations Bill

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association is pleased to see enactment of the Defense Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2019. The bill honors the defense funding cap for fiscal year 2019 that was included in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, providing an increase in DOD’s base budget of approximately 3% above the current […]

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