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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 […]

AIA Welcomes BCA Caps Agreement

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the plan to complete Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations, and provide substantial relief from spending caps under the Budget Control Act (BCA) through Fiscal Year 2019. This two-year agreement will ensure key government responsibilities from national security to public safety can be executed. “The bipartisan budget deal sets […]

AIA Congratulates SpaceX on Successful Falcon Heavy Launch and Recovery

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association congratulates SpaceX, its aerospace industry suppliers and all those who supported the Falcon Heavy program for today’s successful launch and the recovery of its booster rockets. “Today’s launch, particularly the simultaneous booster recovery, was incredible,” said AIA President and CEO Eric Fanning. “Millions of people around the world […]

AIA Calls for an Immediate End to Government Shutdown

Arlington, Va. — Shutting down the government is always a consequential mistake and a preventable error. America needs an immediate bipartisan solution that reopens the government and avoids inflicting unnecessary damage to key government programs. “Congress and President Trump must reach an agreement reopening the government as quickly as possible,” said Aerospace Industries Association President […]

AIA Congratulates CAST, ASIAS on Aviation Week Laureate Award

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association congratulates the Commercial Aviation Safety Team/Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing initiative (CAST/ASIAS) on their selection as the 2018 Aviation Week Laureate Award winner in the “COMMERCIAL, Safety” category by the Aviation Week Network. The panel of judges recognized CAST and ASIAS for “an unparalleled collaboration between government […]

Tax Reform Will Unleash Growth

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher welcoming Congressional adoption of Comprehensive Tax Reform bill. The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes Congressional adoption of the historic conference agreement on comprehensive tax reform. This legislation will unleash our industry’s global competitiveness and potential to create jobs for the American people. AIA and its manufacturing allies […]

AIA Urges Quick Senate Confirmation of Ex-Im Bank Nominees

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. The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the Senate Banking Committee approvals of the nominations of Ms. Reed, Mr. Bachus, Ms. […]

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