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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/Avascent Report Projects $30 Billion Annual Large UAS Market by 2036

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association, in partnership with Avascent, today released a study projecting explosive growth in the global market for large unmanned aerial systems (UAS) over the next two decades. The report, “Think Bigger: Large Unmanned Systems and the Next Major Shift in Aviation,” shows large UAS represent a cornerstone of future […]

AIA Petitions FCC for Spectrum to Control UAS

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) comprise one of the fastest growing sectors of the aerospace industry. Already being used in precision agriculture, emergency management, weather forecasting, infrastructure management and wildlife protection, UAS have the potential to reshape many businesses, if the appropriate resources are dedicated for them. To help open this market, invigorate American innovation and […]

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 Releases Report on Unmanned Aircraft Systems technology and regulation

Today, the Aerospace Industries Association released its latest report on the unmanned systems sector, “Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Technology Acceleration & Regulatory Challenges.” A leader in advocating for the policies and budgets required for the aerospace enterprise and the industry that supports it to thrive, AIA’s latest report details both the regulatory challenges and operational opportunities […]

Dubai Airshow 2017

AIA Events at the Dubai Air Show The Dubai Air Show is one of the world’s largest and most successful trade shows, with 1,103 exhibitors, 66,346 trade visitors, and $37.2 billion in orders logged in 2015. This year in 2017, those numbers are expected to grow, with over 1,200 exhibitors and 72,500 trade visitors anticipated. […]

International Affairs

The International Division at AIA is responsible for promoting domestic and international policies and practices that help American companies compete in the global marketplace and cooperate with our allies and foreign partners. With both defined and undefined barriers that can limit business growth, AIA’s International Council works to promote free and fair trade for U.S. […]

Upper Airspace Working Group Paves Way For New and Emerging aerospace technologies

In continuing our leadership of paving the way for new and emerging aerospace technologies, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) has launched a new effort to open the skies even further.  The new Upper Airspace Working Group (UAWG) is focused on developing AIA positions on matters related to monitoring, responding to, and crafting industry policies and […]

AIA and Senate Aerospace Caucus Advance UAS Opportunities

As part of our ongoing effort to promote the innovative opportunities resident in America’s aerospace and defense industry, this week, the Aerospace Industries Association partnered with the Senate Aerospace Caucus in hosting an event highlighting the emerging issue of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in commercial markets and the challenges inherent in securing successful transitions.  Along […]

UAS Export Working Group

The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Export Working Group is responsible for addressing policies and regulations governing UAS exports from the United States. The focus will be on export control challenges posed by both the multi-lateral Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) and the U.S. Government’s own UAS export policy.  Where appropriate, the Working Group will also […]

AIA’s Executive Report – Winter 2016

Read the Winter 2016 edition of AIA’s Executive Report here. In this issue: Dennis Muilenburg – Aerospace’s Key Advocate Drones 2030: Imagining Our Unmanned Future Washington State Aerospace: 100 Years Strong and Growing AIA’s Year in Review President’s Message: AIA’s Agenda for America in 2017

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.  […]

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