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AIA Chairman Marillyn A. Hewson at Summer SMC meeting

Aerospace Industries Association Supplier Management Council Summer Meeting Fort Worth, Texas Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Marillyn A. Hewson AIA Chariman and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation Remarks AS PREPARED Thank you, Dave, and good morning, everyone. It’s my honor to welcome you on behalf of the 125,000 men and women of Lockheed Martin and to serve as host for this year’s AIA Supplier Management Council Summer Meeting. We’re gl...

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AIA Pursuing Opportunities to Brief Presidential Candidates

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO David F. Melcher on briefing the Trump campaign regarding AIA’s priorities. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association participated in a meeting today with the Trump campaign to brief Mr. Trump on issues of importance to our industry. As the Voice of American Aerospace and Defense, AIA’s role is to educate our elected leaders, candidates for office and the general public on the importance of our industry to our e...

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Washington Students Take Home Gold in World’s Largest Rocket Contest

Odle Middle School Declared National Champions, will Compete Internationally in July Arlington, Va. – The Space Potatoes rocketry team from Bellevue, Washington, bested 100 of the top student rocketry teams in the country to claim first place at the 2016 Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) National Finals. The five-student team outscored nearly 5,000 students on 789 teams that participated in this year’s competition from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgi...

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AIA Welcomes Passage of Miscellaneous Tariff Bill

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO David F. Melcher on passage of Miscellaneous Tariff Bill. Arlington, Va. — AIA welcomes the passage of H.R. 4923, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016. Also known as the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill, it passed both chambers with nearly unanimous bipartisan support. We strongly urge President Obama to sign the bill and pass it into law. Tariff bills like this play a critical role for our manufacturers as they c...

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Government negotiators receive encouragement from aviation industry leaders

Montreal, 10 May 2016 – A High Level Meeting being convened by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on 11 May received executive-level support from the aviation industry today, as leaders representing all parts of the sector encouraged governments to progress their deliberations on a global carbon offsetting scheme for air transport. The ICAO discussions have been gathering pace since the UN specialised aviation agency agreed to the development of an economic mechanism at it...

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AIA: Report Highlights Positive Economic Impact of Aerospace and Defense Industry

Arlington, Va. — The American aerospace and defense industry is a vital component of the U.S. economy, not solely for the role the industry plays in national security, transportation and technological innovation, but also because its influence spans many sectors and every state countrywide.  This is the conclusion of a new study commissioned by AIA from business information firm IHS Inc. about the industry’s economic impact. “This new study demonstrates definitively that America’s ae...

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Dave Melcher Remarks at the 32nd Space Symposium

Thank you and good morning.  It is my pleasure to speak to you on behalf of America’s aerospace industry – an industry that includes established companies and new entrants – both of which are essential to our 21st century space ambitions. It’s an honor to follow Congressman Jim Bridenstine who has brought new energy and commitment to the space policy discussion on Capitol Hill. I’m also very pleased to be the warm up act for NASA’s leader, Administrator Charlie Bolden.  His pa...

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States and Aerospace Industry Partner to Make America Stronger

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace States Association (ASA) an association of state Lt. Governors and the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) representing aerospace manufacturers have signed a historic agreement to grow high paying jobs, increase economic development and inspire America’s youth to join the aerospace workforce of the future. ASA Chair, Alabama Lt. Governor Kay Ivey said “America’s aerospace industry is our nation’s and our states’ lifeblood. It provides for nati...

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World's Largest Rocketry Competition Launches Student Careers in STEM 2016

Team America Rocketry Challenge inspires students through hands-on aerospace engineering Arlington, Va. - Nearly 5,000 students across the country are gearing up for the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), the world’s largest rocketry competition. 789 teams of secondary school students from all backgrounds are vying for 100 coveted spots in the TARC national finals held on Saturday, May 14, outside of Washington, D.C. “Over its 13-year history, TARC has emerged as one of the aerosp...

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NASA Aeronautics News Conference

Remarks by David F. Melcher, President & CEO Aerospace Industries Association Administrator Bolden, Associate Administrator Shin, thank you for the opportunity to be here today and good afternoon ladies and gentlemen.  As the representative of the Aerospace Industries Association, founded in 1919 by aviation pioneers Orville Wright and Glenn Curtiss, I’m delighted to join you in applauding NASA’s new ten year plan to significantly boost national investments in cutting edge aeronautic...

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DISAM Security Cooperation Management Industry Course

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) will host the Defense Institute for Security Assistance Management (DISAM) March 22-24, 2016 | 8:00am-4:30pm daily Hosted by the Aerospace Industries Association The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) will host the Defense Institute for Security Assistance Management (DISAM) Security Cooperation Management Industry Course on March 22-24, 2016. The course is designed for aerospace and defense industry representatives to gain familiarity with t...

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