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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.”


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.


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.


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 …


Engine Icing Working Group Industry Guidance on Means of Compliance for Engine Operation in Ice Crystal Icing

The FAA sent a letter to the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) on 21 November 2016 requesting a retasking of the Engine Icing Working…


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.


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.


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…


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.


Engine Icing Working Group Subcommittee on Engine Ground Operations During Heavy Snow

In response to a tasking request by the FAA defined in a letter dated July 3, 2013 (“Request Formation of Advisory Group to Address Specific Engine and Installation Icing Issues”)…


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.


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.


Defense Acquisition Reform: Moving Toward an Efficient Acquisition System

This report identifies the key elements of the DOD’s Efficiencies Initiative that are both doable and necessary. This report also identifies reforms to the system not included in the Efficiencies Initiative that we believe are necessary to ensure the ultimate beneficiary — the warfighter — has the tools needed at a cost that is acceptable to the taxpayer.


AIA Partner to Prime UID Data Exchange Guideline

All DoD prime contractors are required to supply specified RFID data elements to the DoD for all shipped items that meet the criteria as required in DFARS 252.211-7006.

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