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AIA, Harris Corporation Host Fla. Aerospace and Defense Workforce/STEM Summit

Organizations join government and academia in collaborating to inspire and build the aerospace workforce of tomorrow. Palm Bay Fla. — The Aerospace Industries Association and host company Harris Corporation convened a two-day summit Wednesday aimed at inspiring and building Florida’s aerospace workforce of tomorrow and promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education strategies. “This […]

AIA: FY18 NDAA a Positive Step Forward

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher calling for Congress to pass the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the completion of successful negotiations and release of the conference report for the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (FY18 NDAA). The topline budget […]

AIA: Senate Tax Reform Bill a Positive Step

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher calling for Congress to pass a comprehensive tax reform bill. Arlington, Va. — The introduction today of Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch’s (R-Utah) tax reform bill is yet another major step in modernizing America’s tax code and fostering an improved competitive landscape for American manufacturing. […]

AIA Recognizes Rick Kennedy of GE Aviation with 2017 Lyman Award

Arlington, Va. — Rick Kennedy, GE Aviation’s Manager for Media Relations, has been selected to receive the 2017 Lauren “Deac” Lyman award for outstanding achievement in aerospace communications. “We’re delighted to recognize Rick Kennedy with this year’s Lyman Award,” said AIA President and CEO Dave Melcher. “In a journalistic and aerospace public affairs career spanning […]

AIA Supports House Tax Reform Bill

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher calling for Congress to pass a comprehensive tax reform bill. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association strongly supports, and has continuously urged Congress to pass, permanent and comprehensive tax reform. This landmark revision enables U. S. economic expansion and job growth while helping the manufacturing […]

AIA Urges Senate to Reject Garrett Nomination for Ex-Im Bank

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging the Senate to confirm the nominations of Ms. Reed, Mr. Bachus, Ms. Pryor and Ms. Slacik to the Board of Directors of the U.S. Export-Import Bank and reject the nomination of Mr. Garrett. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association supports the nominations of Ms. Reed, […]

AIA Joins EPA Smart Sectors Program

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher announcing that the Aerospace Industries Association is joining the EPA’s Smart Sectors Program. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association is pleased to announce its participation in the EPA’s Smart Sectors Program as part of our effort to promote environmental responsibility in the aerospace and defense […]

AIA Urges Congress to Pass FAA Certification Reforms

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging House and Senate Committee Chairs and Ranking Members to enact comprehensive FAA certification streamlining reforms in a multiyear FAA reauthorization bill. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association sent a letter signed by more than 80 individual member companies Friday to the Chairs and Ranking […]

Aerospace Industries Association announces selection of Eric K. Fanning as next President and CEO

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association announced today that Eric K. Fanning will become its president and chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2018. “Eric is an accomplished, respected leader whose broad government and national security experience will serve AIA and its member companies well,” said AIA Chairman Dennis A. Muilenburg, Boeing chairman, president […]

AIA Welcomes Nominations of Ex-Im Bank Board Members

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging the Senate to schedule hearings and confirm nominees to the Export-Import Bank Board of Directors. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association strongly supports the nominations of Kimberly Reed, Claudia Slacik and Judith Pryor to the Ex-Im Bank Board of Directors and urges the Senate […]

AIA Presents Wings of Liberty Award to Rep. Mike Turner

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association presented Congressman Mike Turner (R-Ohio) with its prestigious Wings of Liberty Award today as part of National Aerospace Week. Congressman Turner was recognized for his many contributions on both the House Armed Services and House Intelligence Committees, as well as his efforts to increase defense funding above the […]

AIA Supports Sen. Cotton’s Amendment to Eliminate Sequestration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2017 Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher calling for Congress to pass Senator Tom Cotton’s (R-Ark.) amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act eliminating the sequestration process imposed under the Budget Control Act of 2011. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association strongly supports, and urges Congress […]

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