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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 […]

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 […]

Trump Budget: New Priorities, New Opportunities

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher on the preliminary budget submitted to Congress by President Trump. Arlington, Va. — President Trump’s preliminary budget submission reflects a substantial re-ordering of priorities. The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the President’s proposal as the vital first step in determining national priorities for the coming years and […]

Uber’s Flying Car Vision Won’t Fly Without NextGen

As first posted in Air Transport World, Nov. 23, 2016 Uber’s recent report outlining its vision for the potential of autonomous flying cars has captured the imagination of city dwellers and commuters worldwide. Who wouldn’t enjoy care-free flying in ten years that eliminates gridlock at 200mph? The image of effortless, on-demand, point-to-point flight is intriguing.  […]

NextGen is on Capitol Hill

National Aerospace Week presented a prime opportunity for AIA, the FAA and our industry partners to showcase a special Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) exhibit and video booth on Capitol Hill. The two-day display is educating congressional staffers and the visiting public about the many benefits air travelers receive from NextGen. NextGen is a […]

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