FUTURE OF REGULATION

Compliance

The aerospace and defense industry faces numerous compliance requirements from the government and from with its own internal standards of excellence.

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Cybersecurity

AIA uses a Cyber Security Committee, comprised of industry cyber security executives, CIOs, and at times technical analysts, to work with the Defense ...

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Blockchain in Aerospace & Defense

For an aerospace and defense industry that relies on complex global supply chains and securing sensitive information, distributed ledger, also known as “blockchain,” technology offers solutions. Blockchain is revolutionizing business at a pace that will not allow industries to wait and see what happens. To keep up, A&D organizations must educate themselves and assess blockchain’s impacts to determine its value. Consortiums are forming and attempting to gain agreement on industry use...

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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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Intellectual Property

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) seeks a strong intellectual property (IP) system that encourages private investment in research and development (R&D) of existing aerospace and defense technologies and encourages the significant risk and private investment required to develop new and improved technologies. IP protection and contractual certainty are key to a reasonable return on investment and prevents other companies from unfairly using a company’s privately funded technology...

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Spectrum

Access to radiofrequency spectrum is critical to everything that the Aerospace and Defense industry creates and operates. Every time a plane takes off, a missile is launched or a UAS flies it relies on interference free access to spectrum in order to do so. These cutting-edge technologies must be safely and securely tested to ensure our systems meet the safety requirements of the customer. The performance of high-tech platforms, systems, and solutions that we innovate, develop, manufacture, a...

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Safety and Certification

Global aviation, particularly in the United States, is remarkably safe. Safety is the primer driver for our manufacturers and we are always seeking to support improvements, as providing confidence in the system is critical to our success. Our members do this through design revisions, testing, maintenance, training and data analysis by stakeholders across the aviation community. AIA coordinates matters and priorities concerning the civil aviation airworthiness and certification regulatory fram...

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Airspace

Airspace is the glue that holds the Aerospace and Defense industry together. Every plane, UAS, missile or platform must travel through airspace to get where it is going. Managing the Nation Airspace System is a complex challenge and relies on the most sophistic Air Traffic Management system for airspace above 400 feet and what will soon become UAS Traffic Management for airspace below 400 feet. Eventually, these two systems will be integrated into one to manage all airspace safely. There are ...

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