21ST CENTURY WORKFORCE

Annual Report Shows Continued Strength of Aerospace & Defense Workforce

However, industry must build on efforts to expand training opportunities and diversity Arlington, Va. — The American aerospace and defense (A&D) industry continues to drive the U.S. economy and support high-paying jobs, but the industry must redouble hiring and recruiting efforts to maintain its role as a global leader, according to the Aviation Week Network’s 2019 Workforce Study Report released today. The study – conducted in partnership with the Aerospace Industries Association (...

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AIA’s President and CEO Joins University of Michigan College of Engineering Dean’s Leadership Advisory Board

Arlington, Va. — AIA President and CEO Eric Fanning has joined the Dean’s Leadership Advisory Board at the University of Michigan College of Engineering. He will serve a three-year term, beginning with the Board’s meeting that took place on September 6 in Ann Arbor. “As a proud Michigander, I’m excited to support Michigan’s efforts to develop our industry’s next generation of leaders and innovators,” said Fanning. “To continue leading the world in aerospace technology, world...

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AIA Releases 2019 Facts & Figures Analysis

Data Shows Aerospace & Defense Continues to Support U.S. Economic and National Security, While Helping to Reduce the Federal Deficit Arlington, Va. — The U.S. aerospace & defense (A&D) industry continues to be at the heart of American economic success and reduced the federal trade deficit by 10% last year, according to “2019 Facts & Figures: U.S. Aerospace & Defense.” This in-depth analysis, developed by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) with the support of ...

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The American Rocketry Challenge 2020 Registration Open

With Additional New Resources to Support Participation Arlington, Va. — Registration for the 2020 edition of The American Rocketry Challenge – the world’s largest rocketry competition – is open through December 1, 2019. Now in its 18th year, nearly 5,000 students from across the country participate annually. The 100 top-scoring teams are invited to the national finals in Washington, D.C. next May, where they’ll compete for over $100,000 in cash prizes and the chance to win an all...

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AIA Welcomes Confirmation of Steve Dickson as FAA Administrator

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. —Today’s Senate confirmation of Steve Dickson as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator is an important step that will strengthen the agency’s ability to ensure American air safety, invest in critical infrastructure, and implement regulation that keeps the flying public safe and supports new and emerging technologies. In today’s quickly evolving aviation environment, governm...

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American Rocketeers Runners Up in Paris

Students from Madison West High School placed second in International Rocketry Challenge at Paris International Air Show Paris – On June 20th and 21st , students from Madison West High School (located in Madison, Wisconsin) competed against the best student rocketeers in the world at the International Rocketry Challenge (IRC) and placed second in the closest competition in IRC history. After placing first in the Team America Rocketry Challenge finals on May 18th in Virginia, the Madison Wes...

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WISCONSIN STUDENTS CROWNED AMERICA’S TOP ROCKETEERS

Madison West High School team tops 830 rocketry teams from across America to win the Team America Rocketry Challenge and represent the United States in Summer 2019 international competition The Plains, Va. – Madison West High School of Madison, Wisconsin today took home the top prize at the world’s largest student rocketry competition – The Team America Rocketry Challenge. The students from Madison West will now represent the United States at the International Rocketry Challenge at th...

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AIA: Bold Moon Vision Requires Stronger Commitment

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning on the proposed additional funding for NASA Arlington, Va. — President Trump has articulated a bold vision to return American men and women to the Moon by 2024. We in the American aerospace and defense industry stand ready to work with the government to make this ambitious goal a reality. Providing $1.6 billion in additional NASA funding in Fiscal Year 2020 is an important step forward, but it will take substantial a...

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100 Teams Advance to U.S. Finals in World’s Largest Student Rocket Contest

Student rocketeers from across the country will compete next month for more than $100,000 in prizes and a chance to represent the U.S. at the global finals Arlington, VA – Earlier today, the Team America Rocketry Challenge announced the teams competing at the National Finals on May 18 at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va., outside of Washington, D.C. This year, two teams tied for the 100th spot, so 101 teams will compete in the finals based on their qualification scores. The Team America Rock...

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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 national security, in driving our economy, in leading global innovation, and in inspiring people around ...

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Workforce

A highly skilled and robust aerospace workforce is essential to our national security and economic prosperity.

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