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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 […]

Exploring the Aerospace and Defense Supply Chain: AIA’s Executive Report – Winter 2018

AIA’s Winter 2018 edition of the Executive Report focuses on telling the stories of the supply chain. From the smallest members to the largest, the aerospace and defense industry is an interconnected web. The winter edition includes: – “Q&As with Supply Chain Leaders” a cover feature asking leading members of AIA’s Supplier Management Council for […]

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 […]

Evolving Defense Acquisition Through Digital Transformation – 1 Pager

Critical MBE Themes That Enable Collaborative Government-Industry Digital Engineering Throughout the DOD Acquisitions Lifecycle The future threat landscape is becoming more agile and dangerous as our adversaries field new capabilities at an increased pace and complexity. New and emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) swarm logic, multifunction digital electronics, cyber, and advanced anti-access area […]

Evolving Defense Acquisition Through Digital Transformation

Critical MBE Themes That Enable Collaborative Government-Industry Digital Engineering Throughout the DOD Acquisitions Lifecycle The future threat landscape is becoming more agile and dangerous as our adversaries field new capabilities at an increased pace and complexity. New and emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) swarm logic, multifunction digital electronics, cyber, and advanced anti-access area […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 I S1000D Overview Tutorial Session II S1000D Implementation – A Generic Viewpoint Tuesday: Plenary Session AIA Update ATA e-Business Program Overview AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of […]

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 […]

Reinvigorating the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base

American forces have been at war for more than 15 years. Combined with spending constraints imposed by the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA), our armed forces – and our industry – have come under significant strain. Despite the dedication of our troops, and the noble work of our companies, neither the government nor the private sector can […]

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