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AIA Names Jason Yaley Vice President of Membership & Strategic Development

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association has named Jason Yaley as its Vice President of Membership & Strategic Development. In this role he will lead the organization’s membership engagement and business development activity and oversee AIA’s Supplier Management Council, focusing on solutions to issues and opportunities facing the aerospace and defense supply chain. “I’m […]


Creekview High School team bests 799 rocketry teams from across America to win the Team America Rocketry Challenge and represent U.S. in Summer 2018 international competition The Plains, Va. – Creekview High School of Canton, Ga. today took home the top prize at the world’s largest and most competitive student rocketry contest – The Team […]

AIA Releases Recommendations on Future of the Industrial Base

Today, AIA released its recommendations responding to the ongoing interagency assessment of the manufacturing and defense industrial base and their supply chains required by Executive Order 13806, Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States. The report, “Fostering the Manufacturing & Defense Industrial Base of the […]

AIA Names Caitlin Hayden Vice President of Communications

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association has appointed Caitlin Hayden, former National Security Council Spokesperson and Executive Vice President at Edelman, as its Vice President of Communications. In this role she will lead the organization’s outreach and communications functions and work closely with AIA member companies to tell the aerospace and defense industry’s story […]

White House Conventional Arms Transfer Policy Announcement an Important First Step

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomed today’s Conventional Arms Transfer Policy announcement by the Trump Administration, which institutes a review of the approval process for defense export trade. “Defense trade with allies and partners is a critical tool for achieving America’s foreign policy and national security goals,” said AIA President and CEO Eric […]

AIA Welcomes NASA Authorization Bill

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the introduction of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Act of 2018. The bill authorizes NASA operations through Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) and provides important policy direction for America’s space endeavors, allowing government and industry to engage in the longer-term planning necessary to realize our vision. […]


Student rocketeers from 28 states and D.C. will compete next month for more than $100,000 in prizes, scholarships and a chance to represent the U.S. at the global finals Arlington, VA – The Team America Rocketry Challenge today unveiled the names of the top 100 teams that will advance to the national finals next month. […]

Initial AIA Reactions to Omnibus Spending Bill

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 takes vital steps toward preserving our nation’s security, underwriting its economic growth, investing in future space leadership and creating high-skill, high-wage jobs across America. We encourage Congress to pass the bill and President Trump to sign it into law.   AIA Vice President for National Security Policy John Luddy: […]

AIA CEO Reacts to Tariff Announcement

Arlington, Va. — Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning expressed concern with President Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum today. “We are disappointed that the President has decided to move forward with tariffs on steel and aluminum,” Fanning said. “Our industry employs 2.4 million people and produced a trade surplus […]

AIA/Avascent Report Projects $30 Billion Annual Large UAS Market by 2036

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association, in partnership with Avascent, today released a study projecting explosive growth in the global market for large unmanned aerial systems (UAS) over the next two decades. The report, “Think Bigger: Large Unmanned Systems and the Next Major Shift in Aviation,” shows large UAS represent a cornerstone of future […]

Initial Reactions to President’s Budget Request

The President’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget proposal is the vital first step to preserve our nation’s security, underwrite its economic growth, and create high-skill, high-wage jobs across America. The U.S. aerospace and defense industry has a broad array of interests in the budget, either important investments included, or programs and priorities underfunded or omitted: AIA […]

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