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2019 Facts & Figures

Our “2019 Facts & Figures: U.S. Aerospace & Defense” analysis highlights an eight-year trend of sustained growth, culminating in 2018 sales exceeding $929 billion and a trade surplus of nearly $90 billion. This success was underpinned by innovative manufacturing and was felt across the supply chain, which grew to $459 billion in output – a […]

AIA Welcomes the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. — The U.S. aerospace and defense industry depends on strong relationships with Mexico and Canada to build on our nearly $90 billion trade surplus, drive innovation, grow manufacturing in America, and support more than 2.5 million U.S. jobs. AIA applauds Congress and the […]

AIA Urges Senate to Pass Appropriations Bills and Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation (H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865) to fund the government and reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank), an essential tool for American manufacturers, including those in the aerospace industry. The bill provides a seven-year […]

AIA Urges Congress to Use Spending Package as Roadmap for Regular Order in FY21

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) welcomes the bipartisan Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 consolidated appropriations bills (H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865) passed by Congress. By finalizing all 12 appropriations bills for the fiscal year, Congress has averted another costly continuing resolution or shutdown, […]

AIA: United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement is Modern Trade Deal Industry Needs

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) praised the U.S. Senate’s vote today to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA will strengthen the U.S. aerospace and defense (A&D) industry’s relationships with Canada and Mexico, help support our more than 2.5 million American […]

AIA Statement on Announcement of U.S.-China Trade Deal

Arlington, Va. — Mitigating the risks of ever-escalating retaliatory tariffs and preserving access to key markets is welcome news for the aerospace and defense industry, our customers, and our global competitiveness.  With the successful conclusion of this Phase One agreement, we encourage continued good faith negotiations in support of free, fair, and sustainable trade with […]

AIA: NASA Authorization Bill Propels American Leadership in Space Forward

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. — The introduction of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Authorization Act of 2020 is a vital part of supporting and sustaining American leadership in space and aeronautics. “NASA is a critically important organization that is leading us into the future. It […]

AIA Presents Inaugural “The Wright Stuff Award” to Representative Mac Thornberry

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) honored U.S. Representative Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, as the inaugural recipient of “The Wright Stuff Award” at a Capitol Hill reception on February 26. Representative Thornberry’s leadership and policy contributions to America’s national and economic security during his 25 years […]

AIA Applauds Senate Passage of Coronavirus Stimulus Package, Urges House to Pass the Bill

Arlington, Va. — Today, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s passage of H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act: “This comprehensive package prioritizes public health and safety, laying out a roadmap for relief and recovery for the American public and U.S. […]

AIA: FCC Must Protect GPS Network That Underpins American Economic and National Security

Arlington, Va. – The aerospace and defense industry relies on L-band satellite communications and location services to ensure national security and safe, efficient, and reliable air travel. The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) released the following statement on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposed approval of Ligado Networks’ application to reallocate L-band spectrum: “New […]