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AIA Letter of Support for the Mercury 13 Congressional Gold Medal Act

IA writes in support of Representative Chrissy Houlahan’s (D-Penn.) introduction of a new legislation honoring the Mercury 13 with a Congressional Gold Medal. AIA urges the House to consider the Mercury 13 Congressional Gold Medal Act, which recognizes a group of trailblazers that paved the way for female astronauts and women in STEM...

Volume II: Defense Trade Modernization

On June 8, 2023, top defense trade associations the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and the Professional Services Council (PSC) released their second set of recommendations to modernize the U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and defense trade system.  The report, “Volume II: Defense Trade Modernization,” focuses on the Department of State’s role of evaluating and approving 95 percent of FMS cases...

AIA TORPEDO Act Support Letter

The Aerospace Industries Association(AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning praised Senate introduction of the Truncating Onerous Regulations for Partners and Enhancing Deterrence Operations (TORPEDO) Act of 2023. In a letter to the bill’s sponsors...

On the Radar: Evolving Workforce and Aerospace and Defense Firm Needs

On May 23, 2023, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and PwC released a new study highlighting the labor market dynamics facing aerospace and defense (A&D) companies today...

SMC Letter on Research and Development Tax Policy

Thirty–six small business members of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) urged Congress to act immediately on legislation to restore research and development (R&D) tax incentives.

2022 NASA Authorization Act Priorities

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), representing over 300 aerospace manufacturers and suppliers and more than 2 million U.S. workers, urges Congress to affirm its consistent, bipartisan support for NASA through a comprehensive NASA Authorization Act. In considering an authorization, AIA requests the Congress to authorize and affirm the following elements...

Space Force and Space Command

It is critical we continue to educate stakeholders on the difference between the combatant command and the military service and how they work together...

Continued Airworthiness Assessment Methodology: Lessons Learned

The Continued Airworthiness Assessment Methodology (CAAM) committee has been collecting and publishing datasets of propulsion safety-related events for the turbofan and turboprop commercial fleet for several decades...

Fighting Fires from Space

The vantage point of space allows us to observe and understand the Earth's most vital systems. Given the escalating threat of longer and more devastating fire seasons...

AIA FY23 Space Priorities

AIA is the premier advocate for America’s space industry, supply chain, and workforce. Across AIA’s over 300 member companies are the suppliers, designers, manufacturers, launch providers, and operators of commercial, civil, and national security satellites and space vehicles...

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