Issues & Advocacy
AIA works as an advocate and convener to shape policy, shed light on the industry’s impact, and empower its future. We advocate for effective federal investments, accelerated deployment of innovative technologies, policies that enhance our global competitiveness, and recruitment and retention efforts that support a capable and diverse 21st century workforce.
Top Priorities for the A&D Industry
Restoring American and FAA global leadership in aviation safety issues
Industrial Base and Economic Recovery
Ensuring the health and resilience of the industrial base through policies and legislation that enable economic recovery
Advocating on behalf of the supply chain at all levels by engaging the DOD’s Office of Defense Pricing and Contracting
Enhancing and amplifying industry commitment to environment, social, and governance (ESG) goals
Building a skilled and diverse A&D talent pipeline while addressing factors driving the “Great Resignation”
AIA Enables Advocacy Within Targeted Industry Sectors
AIA’s National Security Policy Division is responsible for the implementation of national security policy-related goals stemming from the AIA strategic plan.
AIA raises the profile of evolving topics for civil aerospace manufacturers including aviation safety, technologies, next-generation funding, and sustainability.
AIA provides policymakers with insights to make critical decisions around the role of space systems in the nation’s economic, scientific, and security capabilities.
AIA advocates on behalf of the aerospace and defense industry’s shared supply chain, incorporating the needs of small, medium, and large members.
AIA perpetuates a highly skilled and robust aerospace workforce through engaging education and professional development initiatives.
AIA sheds light on domestic and international policies and how they bolster or limit the ability of American companies to compete in the global marketplace.
Your Leadership ConnectionLegislative Affairs Team
AIA’s legislative affairs leadership team is well-positioned to address members’ issues and advocacy needs.
Media representatives can connect directly with AIA’s communications leaders for the latest updates within the A&D industry.
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