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Florida Aerospace & Defense Workforce Summit, Palm Bay, Fla.

Remarks by David F. Melcher President and CEO, Aerospace Industries Association Florida Aerospace & Defense Workforce Summit Harris Corporation Technology Center Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Good morning.  This forum provides a tremendous opportunity to address Florida’s aerospace and defense workforce needs and I’m happy to be here. I appreciate seeing so many people from the […]

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 Launches Campaign to Ensure Long-Term Health of Ex-Im Bank

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association is launching a multi-tiered campaign reiterating the importance of the long-term health of the U.S. Export-Import Bank ahead of an important nomination hearing for the Bank leadership. This week, AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher sent a letter to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, […]

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 […]

AIA, Major International Aviation Organizations Launch New Joint Report on Aviation’s Economic Benefits

The Aerospace Industries Association is joining international aviation’s most prominent organizations to highlight a special new report just released by the International Civil Aviation Organization on Aviation Benefits. The report provides invaluable data and perspectives on the unique ways in which aviation fosters enhanced and sustainable prosperity, as well as critical steps governments can take […]

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