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Heritage Month Spotlight: Neil Jadhav, Cubic Corporation

Neil JadhavSenior Director of Data and AnalyticsCubic Corporation HOW DID YOU GET YOUR START IN THE AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE INDUSTRY? I am an Electronics and Telecommunications Engineer with an MBA. Prior to Cubic, I enjoyed working with big tech companies such as Adobe and Qualcomm. The missions of Aerospace and Defense (A&D) companies have always been important to me. For example, the mission of keeping everyone safe while constantly innovating for a better future of the planet ...

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Heritage Month Spotlight: Larry Lohman, L3Harris

Larry LohmanVP and General CounselL3Harris This month #L3Harris celebrates those who descend from the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869, made possible by the labor of Chinese immigrants. For Larry Lohman, L3Harris VP and General...

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Stepping Up to Support Our Workforce and Communities

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our members and the entire aerospace and defense industry have been focused on supporting our employees, our communities, and companies of all sizes in our supply chain. From providing free applications that enhance communication for health care professionals and first responders, to developing new designs for ventilators, to delivering personal protective equipment from the other side of the world, and creating medical-grade face shields, A&D has steppe...

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The Captivating Beauty of Hubble's 30 Years

Since it first launched on April 24, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has delivered incredible discoveries and observations into our universe, not to mention some of the most breathtaking images in history. And this was all made possible by strong industry-government partnerships, with NASA working with many of our members – including Lockheed Martin and L3Harris Technologies – to develop the spacecraft and accompanying technologies. As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Hubble’s lau...

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Advanced Air Mobility: Ensuring the Future of Travel Today

Throughout history, one thing has always been consistent with transportation and urban planning: people don’t want to spend a lot of time commuting. Ancient Romans only lived within a mile and a half of the city center to keep their commute to around a 30-minute walk one-way.  Marchetti’s constant, realized in 1994, looks at cities over time and shows that, as transportation modes evolve and cities grow much larger, they are still designed so that commuters ideally face a commute of ro...

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Prescribing New Industry Solutions through National Aerospace Standards

For over 100 years, the aerospace and defense industry has shaped the modern world. But the innovations that move, connect, and secure our world are not always born directly out of aerospace and defense. Sometimes, they’re inspired by other industries, including the medical field. From CT scans to organ transplants, medicine and aerospace have often inspired new ways for industry to improve our daily lives. That’s exactly the case with the two newest National Aerospace Standards (NAS) p...

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Astronauts, Scientists, & Explorers

Building the next generation of astronauts, scientists, and explorers starts with empowering today’s students at a young age. But where a student is from should not determine their future – there must be equal opportunity for everyone, no matter their zip code. To bring the wonder of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to more students, AIA partnered with First Book to launch our My Place in Space campaign in December, delivering 20,000 STEM-themed books featuring di...

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Women's History Month Spotlight: Barbara Borgonovi, Raytheon

Barbara BorgonoviVice President, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems Global President, Raytheon Women’s Network, Employee Resource GroupRaytheon Company How did you get your start in the aerospace and defense industry? I love solving complex problems. Engineering was a natural career path for me based on the real-world impact of the problems that I wanted to help solve. As an undergrad at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, I gained per...

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Women's History Month Q&A: Sara Kennedy, Cubic Corporation

Sara KennedyContracts Administrator Cubic Corporation How did you get your start in the aerospace and defense industry? When I was in law school, I quickly had the realization that while I found the work interesting, I didn’t want to use my education in the traditional way.  After law school I immediately started looking at careers that would challenge me and allow me to use my education.  San Diego is a hub for the Aerospace and Defense industry, so I started looking f...

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Sorting Out Space Debris

Earlier this year, there was a great deal of public attention on the potential collision of two dormant objects – one an old NASA telescope, the other a former Air Force satellite. Moving 9.1 miles per second, the two barely missed each other – which was a relief. But as Director of the Office of Space Commerce Kevin O’Connell noted, this dramatic occurrence was one of five similar events just that day. These events highlight three vital parts of today’s space environment: The orb...

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AIA at CES – Roundtable to Revolutionize Transportation

For the first time ever, the Aerospace Industries Association took part in this year’s Consumer Electronics Shows (CES). This major gathering of technology companies and experts provided the perfect forum for not only our members to show off their incredible innovations, but also for AIA to bring together key U.S. leaders and discuss the future of technology. That’s why, in partnership with the Consumer Technology Association, AIA co-hosted an Urban Air Mobility (UAM) roundtable discussion. ...

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Heritage Month Spotlight: Genevieve Bennally, Raytheon

Genevieve BennallySenior Systems EngineerRaytheon A Nation Rising We know that Raytheon has some of the best engineers in our industry, but what makes them the best isn’t just their technical expertise. It’s their ability to embolden the next generation to rise to the challenges ahead. Senior Systems Engineer Genevieve Bennally has been helping young people rise throughout her career and even throughout her life, thanks to her culture. Growing up in Page, Arizona, Genevieve was born...

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