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 Urges President Trump to Withdraw Garrett Nomination

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging President Trump to withdraw the…

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U.S. Rocketry Students Impress at Internationals, Win Gold

At International Paris Air Show, Students from Festus, Mo., become third consecutive U.S. team to…

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AIA Releases Key Facts and Figures for the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Aerospace and defense industry supports 2.4 million American jobs. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries…

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AIA Urges Congress to Rebuild Military Readiness

Last night’s congressional testimony from Secretary of Defense Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Dunford lays…

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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…

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Key Issues