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2018 Space Symposium, Colorado Springs, Colo.

AIA President and CEO Eric Fanning Space Symposium, Colorado Springs, Colo. April 19, 2018 Remarks as prepared for delivery It’s great to be back in Colorado Springs with so many friends and colleagues. I was last here in 2014, serving as Acting Secretary of the Air Force. During that time in the Air Force as […]

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. […]

A Conversation with Roger Krone; Chief Executive Officer, Leidos

A Conversation with Roger Krone Chief Executive Officer, Leidos The following interview is an excerpt from the Spring 2018 Edition of AIA’s Executive Report. To view more articles and commentary, click here. How do you see the market for aerospace companies providing services to the government – here in the U.S. and abroad – developing in […]

Aerospace & Defense Service Providers: Vital Contributors to the Industrial Base

The following is an excerpt from the Spring 2018 Edition of AIA’s Executive Report. To view more articles and commentary, click here. By Edward Goldstein Today, services companies and services units within major primes provide vital support both to commercial aerospace enterprises and the federal government. They help maintain military readiness, ensure the safety of […]

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: […]

From Balloons to Astronauts: Indiana Delivers Value to Aerospace Companies

By Sheryl S. Jackson From the first attempt to deliver mail by air in the U.S. to educating more than 30 astronauts, Indiana has a long history in the aerospace industry. Even though the 1859 balloon flight scheduled to deliver mail from Lafayette, Indiana to New York City faced winds that resulted in a landing […]

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 […]

New Tariffs Could Harm Industry Critical to American Economic Security

America’s aerospace and defense industry is deeply concerned that the anticipated tariffs on aluminum and steel will raise costs and disrupt the supply chain, putting U.S. global competitiveness at risk. There is also a significant threat for retaliation from other countries towards American-made products.   In the weeks leading up to President Trump’s Thursday announcement […]

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 […]

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