AIA represents more than 300 aerospace and defense manufacturers and suppliers. Membership is responsible for recruitment and retention efforts of Full and Associate Members. In addition, the membership division manages the Supplier Management Council (SMC) which is a non-attributional forum open to Full and Associate Members where senior supply chain representatives from system integrators and manufacturers address issues impacting the aerospace and defense supply chain.
AIA has five policy divisions: Civil Aviation, National Security Policy, Technical Operations & Workforce, Space Systems, and International Affairs, along with six supporting divisions: Legislative, Communications, Membership, Corporate Events, Financial Services and Human Resources.
National Aerospace Standards (NAS) works to enhance the safety and reliability of aerospace and defense products through well-defined standards, which, in turn, helps to protect U.S. citizens, our men and women in uniform, and our national security.
The Aerospace Research Center is the authoritative source for research, analysis and advanced studies designed to bring perspective to the issues, problems and policies which affect the U.S. Aerospace and Defense industry.
Corporate Events organizes, coordinates and executes all major AIA events and meetings, including bi-annual Board of Governors and Membership Meetings, the Supplier Management Council Meetings, AIA Executive Committee Meetings, and major events at international trade shows.
Legislative Affairs works with members of Congress and staff, administration officials, and other organizations to advocate on behalf of AIA’s positions on issues vital to the aerospace and defense industry.
The U.S. Aerospace & Defense (A&D) industry generated $143 billion worth of exports in 2017. Over the past five years, A&D exports have grown by 26 percent, or from $113 billion in 2012 to $143 billion in 2017.
A&D accounted for nine percent of all U.S. exports in domestic goods and is the nation’s third largest exporting industry.
A&D is the nation’s leading net exporting industry and generated a trade surplus of $86 billion in 2017.
Exports of supply chain products including engines, components and parts, accounted for 56 percent, or $80 billion of total U.S. A&D exports.
The U.S. is the world’s largest exporter of A&D products and accounted for 34 percent of global A&D exports, up four percent since 2010.
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