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Aerospace and Defense Industry Grows in 2017 and On Track to Continue in 2018

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association released its 2018 Facts & Figures report today, detailing positive growth in the aerospace and defense industry for 2017. “2017 was a very strong year for our industry and 2018 is shaping up to be even stronger,” said AIA President and CEO Eric Fanning. “America’s aerospace and defense […]

AIA Names Timothy McClees Vice President of Legislative Affairs

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association has appointed Timothy McClees as Vice President for Legislative Affairs, responsible for leading the Association’s legislative policy and advocacy work with members of Congress and their staff. He brings to this role more than three decades of experience in defense and governmental operations and will report to AIA […]

AIA Urges Confirmation of Kimberly Reed as Chair of Ex-Im Bank

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomed today’s announcement of the nomination of Kimberly Reed as President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Export-Import Bank and strongly urge the Senate to quickly confirm her nomination, along with the other Board nominees. “The Ex-Im Bank is incredibly important to our industry’s […]

AIA and GAMA Press Senate Leadership for Floor Time on FAA Reauthorization

Arlington, Va. — Today the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) joined together to call on U.S. Senate leadership to consider a bill authorizing programs of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as soon as possible. Congress has not enacted a multiyear authorization bill for the FAA since 2012, and that […]

AIA Calls for National Security Cooperation Strategy to Improve Defense Export Review Process

Arlington, Va. — On May 29, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) delivered a letter to Secretary of State Pompeo advocating for new measures to strengthen the interagency security cooperation enterprise, including a National Security Cooperation Strategy to help implement National Security Presidential Memorandum Regarding Conventional Arms Transfer Policy (NSPM-10). The letter was signed by AIA’s […]

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. […]

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