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Soaring Through the Glass Ceiling: Five Aviation/ Aerospace Stakeholders Launch Global Study on Women in Leadership

Arlington, Va. — Five stakeholder organizations in the aviation and aerospace industry will launch a global study – “Soaring Through the Glass Ceiling” – to identify and promote means by which the aviation and aerospace industry can more effectively recruit and advance women into leadership roles.  The study is scheduled for release in the second […]

AIA Presents Wings of Liberty Award to Sen. Richard Shelby

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association is proud to present the annual “Wings of Liberty” award to Senator Richard C. Shelby of Alabama for his work to ensure funding for defense and non-defense programs vital to our national security and the health of our nation’s aerospace industry. The Wings of Liberty award is presented […]

Statement by AIA President and CEO Eric Fanning on the U.S.-Turkey Relationship

Arlington, Va. — Over the course of decades, the U.S. aerospace and defense industry has fostered substantial market and supply chain partnerships with counterparts in Turkey to advance the strategic interests of both countries and our fellow NATO members. As the leaders of the United States and Turkey work to address important and legitimate bilateral […]

Statement by AIA President and CEO Eric Fanning on the Passing of Senator McCain

Arlington, Va. – Today, our country mourns the loss of a great American, John McCain. No matter which side of the aisle you call home, his voice, his moral clarity, and his insistence on speaking up for what’s right will be sorely missed. From his Vietnam service as a naval aviator, to selflessly refusing to be […]

AIA Urges Confirmation of Science & Technology Advisor Critical to Vitality of Federal Programs

Recognizing the vital role scientific research plays in developing cutting-edge aerospace and defense technologies, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) joined more than 45 science, engineering and academic organizations in voicing support for Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, who was recently nominated to be the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). In […]

AIA Joins Letter Urging Long-Term Authorization of FAA

The Aerospace Industries Association today joined more than 30 organizations to urge Senate Leadership to pass a long-term reauthorization bill for the FAA. The organizations issued a letter addressed to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), stating, “It is essential that the FAA is provided long-term authorization for its activities […]

AIA Welcomes Passage of Perkins Career and Technical Education Reauthorization

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) welcomes passage by the House and Senate of H.R. 2353, the “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.” The bill is a major step towards giving workers and students the skills they need to land high-skill, high-wage and in-demand jobs in the aerospace and […]

Georgia Rocketeers Win Gold

Georgia Rocketeers Win Gold Students from Creekview High School of Canton, Ga., become fourth consecutive U.S. team to win gold at Farnborough International Airshow Paris – Four students from Creekview High School in Canton, Ga., competed against the world’s best rocketry teams and took first place at the International Rocketry Challenge (IRC) at the Farnborough […]

Aerospace and Defense Industry Commits To More Than 200,000 Career Enhancing Opportunities To Grow American Potential

Arlington, Va. — The aerospace and defense industry employs 2.4 million highly trained technical and manufacturing personnel, earning 81% above the national average. Building an innovative 21st century workforce is essential to our global competitiveness and to build that workforce it is essential we enlist all of America’s talent. Today, at a White House ceremony, […]

AIA Welcomes Conventional Arms Transfer Policy Implementation Plan

Statement by AIA President and CEO Eric Fanning on Conventional Arms Transfer Policy Implementation Plan Arlington, Va. — We welcome today’s announcement by the Department of State of an implementation plan for the Conventional Arms Transfer (CAT) Policy. AIA and its more than 340 member companies, representing 2.4 million American aerospace and defense workers, deeply […]

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