Industry Issues

The association is responsible for developing and executing legislative strategies on particular issues of interest and mutual agreement by our member companies. The association works with members of Congress and staff, administration officials, and other organizations to advocate on behalf of AIA member positions on issues vital to the aerospace and defense industry. To ensure that the voice of the aerospace and defense industry is well represented in the public policy making process, AIA staff prepare and present congressional testimony, white papers and other policy papers, and organize high-profile events conducted by the House and Senate Aerospace Caucuses. In addition, the division coordinates special events, such as election forums and congressional delegation visits to international air shows.

AIA positions on key congressional policy issues that impact the competitiveness and vitality of the aerospace industry are highlighted below.


AIA Welcomes President Trump’s Continued Focus on Regulatory and Tax Reform

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher welcoming announcement of President Trump’s “Unified…

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AIA 53rd Annual Media Luncheon

AIA 53rd Annual Media Luncheon Thursday, December 14 David F. Melcher President & CEO, Aerospace…

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AIA: FY18 NDAA is a Down Payment Toward Recapitalizing Our Armed Forces

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher welcoming steps taken to begin rebuilding…

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AIA Welcomes Presidential Announcement of Human Space Exploration Goals

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes President Trump’s announcement today establishing new policy…

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AIA, Aerospace and Defense Industry Leaders call for Budget Stability and BCA Repeal

More than forty senior leaders from across America’s aerospace and defense sector joined to call…

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Key Issues