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Congressional Delegations Join AIA to Tout Best-in-Class American A&D Capabilities at 54th International Paris Air Show

Paris, France (June 20, 2023) – The members of the largest ever Senate and House Congressional Delegations (CODEL) to the …

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Metropolitan Airspace Strategy: Initial Advanced Air Mobility Operations Report

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) released the “Metropolitan Airspace Strategy: Initial Advanced Air Mobility Operations” report, which outlines three use cases of experimental aircraft, selected for their ability to highlight potential airspace modifications…

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New Recommendations to Strengthen Global Supply Chain, Secure Industry Access to Critical Minerals

Arlington, Va. (June 14, 2023) – The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) today released two new documents providing recommendations to strengthen the …

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Secure and Resilient Supply Chains Require a Whole-of-Government Approach

Recent global challenges, including the conflict in Ukraine, growing tensions in the Indo-Pacific, and the COVID-19 pandemic, have highlighted serious and longstanding vulnerabilities in the supply chain…

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Securing the U.S. Aerospace and Defense Critical Minerals Supply Chain

AIA released a comprehensive list of critical minerals vital to the aerospace and defense industry and provided recommendations to secure the critical mineral supply chain. AIA identified at least 12 critical minerals that are…

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AIA Applauds House Ways & Means Committee for Reversing Course on Harmful R&D Tax Change

Arlington, Va. (June 14, 2023) – The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning today issued the following statement …

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AIA Letter to the FAA on Notice of Updated Factors for Optimizing Use of the National Airspace

AIA sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration Chief of Staff Katie Thomson expressing the space industry’s perspective on the FAA’s recent Notice of Updated Factors for Optimizing Use of the National Airspace…

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AIA National Security Space FY24 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Priorities

AIA, representing over 320 aerospace manufacturers and suppliers and more than 2 million U.S. workers, urges Congress to affirm its consistent, bipartisan support for the national security space enterprise through the Fiscal Year 2024 NDAA…

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AIA Statement on Foreign Military Sales Tiger Team Recommendations

Arlington, Va. (June 13, 2023) – The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning today issued the following …

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AIA Letter of Support for the Mercury 13 Congressional Gold Medal Act

IA writes in support of Representative Chrissy Houlahan’s (D-Penn.) introduction of a new legislation honoring the Mercury 13 with a Congressional Gold Medal. AIA urges the House to consider the Mercury 13 Congressional Gold Medal Act, which recognizes a group of trailblazers that paved the way for female astronauts and women in STEM…

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AIA, NDIA, PSC Continue Push to Modernize Foreign Military Sales System

Top defense trade associations the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and the Professional Services Council …

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Volume II: Defense Trade Modernization

On June 8, 2023, top defense trade associations the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and the Professional Services Council (PSC) released their second set of recommendations to modernize the U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and defense trade system.  The report, “Volume II: Defense Trade Modernization,” focuses on the Department of State’s role of evaluating and approving 95 percent of FMS cases…

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Aerospace Industries Association Praises TORPEDO Act for Clearing the Way for AUKUS Success   

Arlington, Va. (May 25, 2023) – Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning today praised introduction of the Truncating …

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AIA Statement on Nomination of General Brown to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Arlington, Va. (May 25, 2023) – The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning today issued the following …

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AIA TORPEDO Act Support Letter

The Aerospace Industries Association(AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning praised Senate introduction of the Truncating Onerous Regulations for Partners and Enhancing Deterrence Operations (TORPEDO) Act of 2023. In a letter to the bill’s sponsors…

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Workforce Challenges Prove a Headwind to the Growing Aerospace and Defense Industry 

New study from AIA and PwC highlights changing demographics, shifting employment expectations as significant concerns facing the industry amid rising …

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On the Radar: Evolving Workforce and Aerospace and Defense Firm Needs

On May 23, 2023, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and PwC released a new study highlighting the labor market dynamics facing aerospace and defense (A&D) companies today…

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AIA Presents “Wright Stuff Award” to Senator Jerry Moran

Arlington, Va. (May 17, 2023) – The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) today presented U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) with the “Wright …

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Small Businesses Up and Down the A&D Supply Chain Implore Congress to Restore Vital R&D Tax Deduction

Arlington, Va. (May 15, 2023) – Thirty-five small business members of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) today urged Congress to act …

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SMC Letter on Research and Development Tax Policy

Thirty–six small business members of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) urged Congress to act immediately on legislation to restore research and development (R&D) tax incentives.

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AIA Announces Revision to Remote Surveillance Standard

Arlington, Va. – The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) today published a revision converting the implementation guidance to a standard practice …

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2022 NASA Authorization Act Priorities

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), representing over 300 aerospace manufacturers and
suppliers and more than 2 million U.S. workers, urges Congress to affirm its consistent, bipartisan
support for NASA through a comprehensive NASA Authorization Act. In considering an
authorization, AIA requests the Congress to authorize and affirm the following elements…

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Space Force and Space Command

It is critical we continue to educate stakeholders on the difference between the combatant command and the military service and how they work together…

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2023 Fall Supplier Management Council Meeting – Hosted by Spirit AeroSystems

Event SummaryAIA’s Supplier Management Council (SMC) meetings are a non-attributional forum where senior supply chain representatives meet to tackle issues …

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