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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 […]

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

2018 S1000D User Forum & ILS Specification Day  “Integrated and Interoperable Lifecycle Specifications The Driving Element for Product Support Innovation” S1000D User Forum (September 10-12) Presentation Download Monday: Tutorial Session II S1000D Implementation – A Generic Viewpoint Tuesday: Plenary Session AIA Update ATA e-Business Program Overview AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe Overview S100D Specification Year […]

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. […]

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