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GAMA and AIA Call for Commitment to Implement Key Reforms

Washington, DC – The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today issued the following joint statement after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018 was signed into law by President Trump: “This is the first time since 1982 that the U.S. government has enacted a five-year FAA reauthorization. This […]

AIA Joins Letter Urging Long-Term Authorization of FAA

The Aerospace Industries Association today joined more than 30 organizations to urge Senate Leadership to pass a long-term reauthorization bill for the FAA. The organizations issued a letter addressed to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), stating, “It is essential that the FAA is provided long-term authorization for its activities […]

Putting Trans-Atlantic Brainpower To Work On Aviation Safety

This week, the leaders and a wide range of experts from the FAA, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and industry are gathered in Washington D.C. for the annual International Aviation Safety Conference. The conference provides a forum for experts and authorities from both sides of the Atlantic to get around the same table and […]

House Aerospace Caucus focuses on Vital Role of Government Investment

Progress in opening the national airspace to more unmanned aerial systems and supersonic aircraft, sending astronauts back into deep space and helping our armed forces defeat complex threats:  all are dependent on adequate national investment, effective interagency cooperation, and the development of a technologically capable workforce. These points were emphasized by three co-chairs of the […]

AIA Congratulates CAST, ASIAS on Aviation Week Laureate Award

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association congratulates the Commercial Aviation Safety Team/Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing initiative (CAST/ASIAS) on their selection as the 2018 Aviation Week Laureate Award winner in the “COMMERCIAL, Safety” category by the Aviation Week Network. The panel of judges recognized CAST and ASIAS for “an unparalleled collaboration between government […]

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 […]

Infrastructure for America: Aerospace and Defense Leads the Way

The following is an except from the Autumn 2017 Edition of the AIA Executive Report. The full magazine can be found on the web at Transportation infrastructure – the arteries of modern civilization – helps keep us connected in ways that our online communities can never replicate. And while the American saga is replete with […]

AIA, Major International Aviation Organizations Launch New Joint Report on Aviation’s Economic Benefits

The Aerospace Industries Association is joining international aviation’s most prominent organizations to highlight a special new report just released by the International Civil Aviation Organization on Aviation Benefits. The report provides invaluable data and perspectives on the unique ways in which aviation fosters enhanced and sustainable prosperity, as well as critical steps governments can take […]

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 […]

AIA Responds to Announcement of President’s Air Traffic Control Plan

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher responding to President Trump’s Air Traffic Control proposal. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the inclusion of critical aviation infrastructure as a part of President Trump’s plan for infrastructure improvement. As with our bridges and highways, our air traffic control system needs sustained investment […]

Aviation: A Critical Component of National Infrastructure

Today, America is on the move. Relying on an aging maritime, highway, rail, and airspace infrastructure, entire sectors of American industry are utilizing the nation’s transportation systems to move people and product; with the demand signal to do so faster and more efficiently growing exponentially. In the face of such a demand, we must be […]

AIA Welcomes President Trump’s Infrastructure Speech

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher on President Trump’s speech before the 2017 North America’s Building Trades Unions Legislative Conference. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes President Trump’s commitment to infrastructure investment in his speech to the 2017 North America’s Building Trades Unions Legislative Conference Tuesday. We’re eager to see […]

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