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2017 Facts & Figures

Today, America’s Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry is a thriving sector that embodies the best of our nation. Whether making our country more secure and globally competitive, enhancing aviation safety, extending the horizons of exploration and research, or driving the edge of innovation, the A&D industry is at the core of American economic strength and prosperity. The 2017 Facts […]

Measuring the Impact of Sequestration and the Defense Drawdown on the Industrial Base, 2011-2015

The United States has long recognized the importance of supporting and sustaining an advanced defense industrial base to maintain global technological superiority. Maintaining a technologically superior industrial base requires a wide vendor pool from which to produce products, conduct research and development, and provide services for the Department of Defense (DoD). However, since the implementation of the 2011 Budget Control Act’s […]

AIA Releases Report on Unmanned Aircraft Systems technology and regulation

Today, the Aerospace Industries Association released its latest report on the unmanned systems sector, “Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Technology Acceleration & Regulatory Challenges.” A leader in advocating for the policies and budgets required for the aerospace enterprise and the industry that supports it to thrive, AIA’s latest report details both the regulatory challenges and operational opportunities […]

AIA, CSIS Release Executive Summary of New Report

Today, AIA released the Executive Summary of a study we conducted with the Center for Strategic and International Studies entitled, “Measuring the Impact of Sequestration and the Defense Drawdown on the Industrial Base, 2011-2015.” Through analysis of publicly available contract data, the study details sequestration’s actual impact – lost suppliers, changes in competition and market structure, and other turmoil […]

AIA’s Engine Icing Working Group Report on Engine Probe Icing

In response to tasking by the FAA as defined in a letter dated July 3, 2013, titled, “Request Formation of Advisory Group to Address Specific Engine and Installation Icing Issues,” the Engine Icing Working Group (EIWG) has studied the issue of engine probe icing and its effect on engines and airframe systems. In order to address temperature probes, combined […]

Awesome Aerospace Jobs

We’re casting for the next “Innovation Revolution!” What role do you want to play?

Think Bigger: Large Unmanned Systems and the Next Major Shift in Aviation

The rise of unmanned aircraft is steadily changing U.S. business, society and government and the next 20 years will be even more consequential as larger and larger autonomous aircraft fill the skies. As more and more large commercial unmanned aircraft – also known as unmanned aerial systems (UAS) – enter service, they will drive economic […]

Think Bigger UAS Infographic

In the not-too-distant future, large UAS will begin populating the skies: transporting cargo, fighting fires, delivering WiFi and even flying people around the world.

Fostering the Manufacturing & Defense Industrial Base of the Future

On July 21, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13806, Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States. The Executive Order recognizes “the ability of the United States to maintain readiness, and to surge in response to an emergency, directly relates to the capacity, capabilities and […]

2018 Facts & Figures

2017 was a very strong year for the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry. As you’ll see in the pages that follow, the companies that make up A&D – from manufacturers and designers to suppliers and service providers – are playing a significant and transformative role in the American and global economies. The A&D industry plays a critical role in securing America’s […]