AIA President and CEO: Healthy Aerospace and Defense Industry is Critical to Moving the Nation Forward

Arlington, Va. — Ahead of President Joe Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement:

“As the President completes his first 100 days in office, the nation and our industry are hopeful that tonight’s address will provide a clear vision of the Administration’s priorities moving forward. The aerospace and defense industry has supported our country’s economic and national security for over 100 years, and we stand ready to build on those efforts as our country continues to persevere through the pandemic.

“With sustained and stable investment in defense, prioritizing leadership in space and aeronautics, and a focus on helping travelers around the world return to the skies with confidence, we can emerge from the COVID-19 crisis even stronger. By advancing these policies and working together, we can enable our nation’s full recovery and unleash our industry’s potential to create the jobs that will help build a better future.”

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