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Aerospace Infrastructure for the 21st Century: AIA’s Executive Report – Autumn 2017

AIA’s Autumn 2017 edition of the Executive Report highlights the necessity of investment into America’s aerospace infrastructure as part of the nation’s critical infrastructure.  “Aerospace Infrastructure for the 21st Century” includes: – Infrastructure for America: Aerospace and Defense Leads the Way – A Profile of AIA Member Eaton Aerospace Group – Results of the annual […]

Let’s Give a Boost to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

In May, AIA held its Annual Rockets on the Hill Event, where student teams competing in the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) showed off their rockets in the Russell Senate Office Building’s Kennedy Caucus Room.  One of the competing teams, the Victory Christian Center School from Charlotte, N.C. team gained attention for their rocket adorned […]

AIA Advances U.S./Canadian Aerospace and Defense Industry Partnership

As the voice of American aerospace and defense, AIA represents its members in a variety of different fora, including before foreign government officials. Earlier this month, AIA representatives met with John Knubley, the Canadian Deputy Minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) at the Canadian embassy in Washington, DC. ISED is the counterpart organization […]

AIA Welcomes Executive Order on Defense Industrial Base

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the Executive Order President Trump signed Friday commissioning a whole-of-government assessment of America’s defense industrial base. “America’s aerospace and defense industry is ready, willing and able to participate in the Defense Industrial Base study,” said AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher. “We want to be full […]

Trade Compliance Standards Kickoff Event at the AIA Summer SMC

On the first day of AIA’s summer Supplier Management Council (SMC) meeting in Biloxi, Mississippi, AIA led a panel on its latest initiative to renew American leadership in global trade: the Trade Compliance Standards (TCS) project. In collaboration with industry experts, AIA is compiling a “best practices” guide on trade compliance for aerospace and defense […]

American Leadership in Global Trade: AIA’s Executive Report – Summer 2017

AIA’s Summer 2017 edition of the Executive Report highlights the important role American aerospace and defense plays in the global economy.  “American Leadership in Global Trade” includes articles on: – Powering the U.S. Economy: The Vital Role of Aerospace and Defense Trade and of Our Industry’s Essential Exporters – A Profile of AIA Member Huntington […]

Dispatches from Rocket City, USA

America’s aerospace and defense industry is well known as a key contributor to the U.S. economy and a powerhouse manufacturing sector that drives innovation, advances U.S. foreign policy and national security goals, and contributes to our country’s high-tech manufacturing base. What is less well known is the vital contribution the industry makes to state and […]

AIA Supports DOD’s Innovation Partnership With Industry

America’s potential adversaries are developing significant military capabilities and doing so faster than ever. To stay ahead, DOD must revamp the stilted defense acquisition system that AIA member companies are required to navigate; it also must draw from the full range of American technology and expertise from all sectors of the marketplace to effectively drive […]

The Updated Product Certification Guide: A New Approach to Industry & FAA Teamwork

A normal certification process for a transport aircraft typically lasts 5-7 years based on complexity of the design and the number of new and novel technologies introduced.  Although the key steps of certification process have not changed over the years, FAA and Industry have defined new methods of performing those processes without compromising the safety […]

AIA: President Trump Should Sign Repeal of Blacklisting Rule

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging President Trump to sign the Congressional Review Act repeal of the Blacklisting rule, E.O. 13673. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the Senate vote to eliminate Executive Order 13673 – known as the ‘blacklisting’ rule – and calls on President Trump to sign […]

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