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Don’t Interfere with Aviation Safety: Test 5G Spectrum Allocation

During this year’s holiday travel season, over 50 million people will jet off to their destination. Upon boarding their flights, passengers won’t be greeted with Jingle Bells, but an announcement prompting them to turn their cellphones off once the cabin door closes. Why? Because using a cell phone may interfere with a plane’s navigation and communications equipment. This equipment operates on internationally designated spectrum bands that allow for interference-free communications, and wi...

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AIA President & CEO Eric Fanning on Successful InSight Landing

"Today’s InSight Mars landing is nothing short of a miracle of science, discovery, and determination. Since humankind first became fixated on the planets and stars, we’ve dreamed of exploring and understanding alien worlds. Thanks to InSight, we’ll be able to paint a more vivid picture of the Red Planet and lay the foundation for future human missions to Mars. On behalf of AIA, congratulations to NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, industry partners and our nation’s STEM workforce wh...

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Texas Community Helps NASA Understand Supersonic Future

A public park on a wet and windy day in Galveston, Texas, isn’t the usual location where people imagine cutting edge research into futuristic technology is done. But this is where representatives of the aviation industry, including AIA, and aviation regulators from across the globe gathered to understand what the future of supersonic travel might sound like. The loud sonic booms generated when an object travels faster than the speed of sound (767 mph) have resulted in strict rules governing s...

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National Apprenticeship Week Q&A: Jean Wallace, Lockheed Martin

Following President Trump’s Executive Order on Expanding Apprenticeships in America, the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) industry has increasingly worked to promote effective work-based development programs as a more affordable pathway to highly-skilled, high-paying jobs. In honor of National Apprenticeship Week (Nov. 12-Nov. 18), we spoke to some of our members about the impact of apprenticeships within A&D, and the growing opportunities for men and women looking to join the industry ...

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National Apprenticeship Week Q&A: Lisa Teague, Rolls-Royce

Following President Trump’s Executive Order on Expanding Apprenticeships in America, the A&D industry has made significant strides to promote effective work-based development programs as a more affordable pathway to highly-skilled, high-paying jobs. In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week (Nov. 12-Nov. 18), we reached out to some of our members to learn more about how apprenticeships impact the Aerospace and Defense industry by opening doors for men and women looking to join our tea...

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Explorers

For hundreds of years, people have dreamed of reaching worlds unknown. And now, brilliant scientists are innovating, and artists are envisioning, a way for humans to explore planets across the universe. Through their work, our journey to Mars is more than just a dream, it’s quickly becoming a reality. On Monday, November 5 we were able to celebrate this progress at National Geographic, as they played host to the National Geographic Channel’s Mars Season 2 premiere where winners of the...

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Stories of Inspiration: Project Mars Winner Ricardo

Inspiration can come from everywhere – even worlds far beyond our own. The Project Mars competition brought us short films and posters that push the boundaries of imagination and show us a future on the Red Planet with the power to inspire future scientists and artists for years to come. This week we heard from Ricardo Bernardini, the winner of the Inspiration Award presented by the Aerospace Industries Association. With his short film “92Mars,” Ricardo showed us how one woman’s c...

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Stories of Inspiration: Project Mars Poster Winner Adrianna

With dozens of incredible posters submitted through the Project Mars competition, we were inspired by the unique visions of our future on Mars. This week, we checked in with our First Place poster winner, Adrianna Allen of Michigan. Adrianna’s 3D model and digital print shows a strand of DNA as a ladder from Earth to Mars, showing that the journey to the Red Planet truly is a part of human evolution. Learn what inspires Adrianna’s work in astronomical art and be sure to check her p...

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Stories of Inspiration: Project Mars Winners Divya, Subigya & Mayukh

Divya Mayukh Subigya Through the hundreds of submissions to the Project Mars competition, we witnessed incredible displays of creativity – but only a few students could win for their imagining of our Mission to Mars. Led by SciArt Exchange and NASA, Project Mars gave students across the country an opportunity to envision our future on Mars through an original short film or poster. Over the next month, we’ll hear from some of our winners about what inspires them in t...

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Project Mars Inspires Visions of the Future

For generations, film and art have inspired the development of future technologies and policies. From the 1980s Matthew Broderick classic War Games to the sci-fi future of Gattica, what might seem like fiction today often becomes reality in the decades ahead. Project Mars, a competition spearheaded by the SciArt Exchange and NASA, aims to stir such imagination, bringing together student artists and futurists to create visionary works depicting what our journey to and life on Mars might look lik...

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Aerospace & Defense Lead the Way in Fortune’s Most Powerful Women

We already know that there are powerhouse women in the aerospace and defense industry because we work with them and represent them every day. If you weren’t sure of that before, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women list makes clear that their leadership is having an impact. In the 2018 edition of the list, 16 Aerospace Industries Association members and associate members made the cut, with seven included in the top 10. The #1 name on the list changed this year for the first time since 2015, w...

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Getting the Environment Right for Future Aviation Innovation

Today, we travel the world at speeds we previously thought impossible. Goods and services move through supply chains that span every corner of the globe to fuel our modern economy. We explore space, and satellite technology links computers and cell phones around the world to keep information at our fingertips in even the most remote locations. New aviation technologies offer the promise of continued profound impacts in the coming decades. Supersonic and hypersonic travel will make it possible...

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