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Investing in the Nation’s Future: A Renewed Commitment to Federal Science Funding

AIA CEO and President Eric Fanning “Investing in the Nation’s Future: A Renewed Commitment to Federal Science Funding” Bipartisan Policy Center May 8, 2018 Remarks As Prepared for Delivery Jason (Grumet), thank you so much for those kind words and for inviting me to speak today. And thank you to the Bipartisan Policy Center and […]

Initial AIA Reactions to Omnibus Spending Bill

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 takes vital steps toward preserving our nation’s security, underwriting its economic growth, investing in future space leadership and creating high-skill, high-wage jobs across America. We encourage Congress to pass the bill and President Trump to sign it into law.   AIA Vice President for National Security Policy John Luddy: […]

Initial Reactions to President’s Budget Request

The President’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget proposal is the vital first step to preserve our nation’s security, underwrite its economic growth, and create high-skill, high-wage jobs across America. The U.S. aerospace and defense industry has a broad array of interests in the budget, either important investments included, or programs and priorities underfunded or omitted: AIA […]

AIA Welcomes BCA Caps Agreement

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the plan to complete Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations, and provide substantial relief from spending caps under the Budget Control Act (BCA) through Fiscal Year 2019. This two-year agreement will ensure key government responsibilities from national security to public safety can be executed. “The bipartisan budget deal sets […]

The Industrial Base Comeback of 2018

2018 promises to bring high-level and sustained attention to the manufacturing and defense industrial base that underpins our nation’s strength, security and prosperity. In April, we’ll see the initial Department of Defense (DOD)  response to the President’s July 2017 Executive Order on “Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency […]

AIA Calls for an Immediate End to Government Shutdown

Arlington, Va. — Shutting down the government is always a consequential mistake and a preventable error. America needs an immediate bipartisan solution that reopens the government and avoids inflicting unnecessary damage to key government programs. “Congress and President Trump must reach an agreement reopening the government as quickly as possible,” said Aerospace Industries Association President […]

2018 S1000D User Forum & ILS Specification Day

Registration is now open! Click HERE to visit the event website & register Event Summary (September 10 – 12) The 2018 S1000D User Forum, held at The Ritz Carlton, New Orleans, is hosted by the Aerospace Industries Association and supported by the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe and the ATA e-Business Program. The […]

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 […]

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