For more than 100 years, the aviation industry has broken barriers and soared to new heights. Today, civil aviation manufacturers produce the most powerful aircraft engines, advanced navigation equipment, robust structural designs, and fuel-efficient systems ever created. As the field evolves, AIA brings clarity to the most pressing issues and advocacy opportunities in the U.S. surrounding the aerospace and defense industry.
Key Civil Aviation Policy Issues
New Technologies & Architectures for the Future
AIA enables aerospace companies’ development and implementation of modern technologies, architectures, and business models.
As aviation’s sustainability is increasing, the industry at large has made significant commitments to meeting market demands for greener flights.
Safety and Certification
The harmonization of safety standards and certification continue to be of utmost importance as new, innovative technologies are developed.
Airspace and Communications
AIA works to ensure that the United States continues to prioritize and protect the modernization of the country’s air transportation system.
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
Manufacturers can now integrate technologies like artificial intelligence, augmented reality, additive manufacturing, automation, and more.
Trade and Impact on Supply Chain
Modernizing trade relationships and promoting economic security helps protect the aviation industry’s access to critical markets and international supply chains.
Recent Civil Aviation News
Aerospace and Defense Industry Pushes Back on Arbitrary Budget Cuts
Your Leadership ConnectionCivil Aviation Team
AIA’s civil aviation leadership team is well-positioned to address members’ issues and advocacy needs.
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