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The U.S. aerospace and defense industry is a leading exporter and prominent contributor to America’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In this distinctive and economically significant role, U.S. aerospace and defense maintains critical domestic manufacturing, global supply chains, a highly skilled workforce, and innovative technology development.

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Look Toward the Future

From global pandemics to securing critical supply chains around the world, the U.S. aerospace and defense industry is adapting to and enduring through rapidly changing environments. The industry seeks renewed U.S. government focus on the current and evolving issues it faces and flexible financing options to remain competitive well into the future.

International Affairs

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The U.S. aerospace and defense sector must reinforce its presence in longstanding international markets while also charting new frontiers in areas of advanced and emerging technology and sustainability. Support for the industry voice must be unwavering as we push toward the next great era in American civil and commercial aviation.

AIA’s Role

As the leading trade association representing the largest exporting sector in the U.S. economy, AIA promotes continued export growth in commercial and defense trade. Issues such as tariffs, barriers to trade, and an improved regulatory environment are some of the focus areas for AIA and its members companies.

Your Leadership ConnectionInternational Affairs Team

AIA’s technical operations leadership team is well-positioned to address members’ issues and advocacy needs.

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