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AIA Presents Inaugural “The Wright Stuff Award” to Representative Mac Thornberry

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) honored U.S. Representative Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), Ranking Member of the House Armed …

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AIA Statement on President’s FY2021 Budget Request

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. — As the Administration and Congress work together …

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AIA: NASA Authorization Bill Propels American Leadership in Space Forward

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. — The introduction of the National Aeronautics and …

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AIA: United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement is Modern Trade Deal Industry Needs

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) praised the …

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AIA Statement on Announcement of U.S.-China Trade Deal

Arlington, Va. — Mitigating the risks of ever-escalating retaliatory tariffs and preserving access to key markets is welcome news for …

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AIA and First Book Launch Partnership to Bring 25,000 New STEM Books to Kids in Need

Partnership closes out the 2019 celebration of AIA’s centennial year with aerospace-themed book donations in time for winter break Arlington, …

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2019 Facts & Figures

Our “2019 Facts & Figures: U.S. Aerospace & Defense” analysis highlights an eight-year trend of sustained growth, culminating in 2018 sales exceeding $929 billion and a trade surplus of nearly $90 billion.

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Blockchain in Aerospace & Defense

Blockchain is revolutionizing business at a pace that will not allow industries to wait and see what happens.

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Aerospace and 5G: Realizing the Future

The FCC has begun to look at allocating more spectrum to meet the increased demand for spectrum from new technologies.

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Evolving Defense Acquisition Through Digital Transformation

The future threat landscape is becoming more agile and dangerous as our adversaries field new capabilities at an increased pace and complexity. New and emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) swarm logic, multifunction digital electronics, cyber, and advanced anti-access area denial systems are all contributing to an increasingly lethal battle space.

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Evolving Defense Acquisition Through Digital Transformation – 1 Pager

The future threat landscape is becoming more agile and dangerous as our adversaries field new capabilities at an increased pace and complexity. New and emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) swarm logic, multifunction digital electronics, cyber, and advanced anti-access area denial systems are all contributing to an increasingly lethal battle space.

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2018 Facts & Figures

The Aerospace Industries Association is pleased to publish the “2018 Facts & Figures: The U.S. Aerospace & Defense Industry,” with the support of IHS Markit, to offer a snapshot into the health of our dynamic industry.

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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 resiliency of our manufacturing and defense industrial base and supply chains.”

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Reinvigorating the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base

American forces have been at war for more than 15 years. Combined with spending constraints imposed by the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA), our armed forces – and our industry – have come under significant strain.

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OASIS/D2P White Paper

The Department of Defense, the Aviation, Space and Defense industry and American taxpayers suffer from a burdensome and redundant quality management system approval and oversight process.

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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 …

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AIA/UMD Product Support Integrator Workshop

The Aerospace Industries Association’s Product Support Committee has long advocated for expanding the use of performance-based logistics (PBL) within the Department of Defense (DoD) for weapons system sustainment.

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Life Cycle Benefits of Collaborative MBSE Use for Early Requirements Development

AIA believes government and industry can realize significant benefits by increasing and improving collaborative government and industry use of Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE), especially during the early requirements definition phase.

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AIA Powerplant Indications Task Team Report

The AIA Powerplant Indications Task Team was formed July 2001 in response to the FAA draft Harmonization Terms of Reference (HTOR) 25.1305. The team was subsequently sanctioned by the AIA as the Powerplant Indications Task Team…

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Aerospace Industry Guidelines for Implementing Interoperability Standards for Engineering Data

The variety of engineering tools used to support design, procurement, manufacturing, and support of aerospace products has never been greater.

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Leveling the Playing Field: The EX-IM Bank & U.S. Manufacturing

In the wake of an uneven global economic recovery, countries are competing in an unprecedented race to create jobs and stimulate economic growth through increased exports. In this competition, not all countries abide by the same set of rules that the United States follows to support their companies’ exports.

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Restoring Balance in the Defense Acquisition System

Over the past quarter century, more than 300 commissions and studies have produced a variety of recommendations – some of which have become law – to change the way the U.S. military develops and buys new weapons systems.

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