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For over 100 years, the American aerospace and defense (A&D) industry has shaped the world around us in countless ways with immeasurable impact. Today, we are critical to the health of the US economy— and a seamless, fundamental part of daily life. So today more than ever, it’s vital that the industry has a strong voice speaking on its behalf.

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) has been that voice since 1919. Our work as an advocate and convener is essential to shaping policy, shedding light on the industry’s impact and empowering its future.

C-level officers from across our nearly 340 member companies guide these efforts, strengthening the industry’s ability to effectively support America’s national security and economy. We work with member company representatives through councils and committees to advise the government on critical issues and cultivate a unified perspective on the many challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

Together, we advocate for effective federal investments, accelerated deployment of innovative technologies, policies that enhance our global competitiveness and recruitment and retention efforts that support a capable and diverse 21st-century workforce.

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