GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS & INNOVATION

AIA: NASA Authorization Bill Propels American Leadership in Space Forward

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. — The introduction of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Authorization Act of 2020 is a vital part of supporting and sustaining American leadership in space and aeronautics. “NASA is a critically important organization that is leading us into the future. It not only conducts cutting-edge research, but also drives our economy and inspires the next generation of American work...

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AIA: United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement is Modern Trade Deal Industry Needs

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) praised the U.S. Senate’s vote today to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA will strengthen the U.S. aerospace and defense (A&D) industry’s relationships with Canada and Mexico, help support our more than 2.5 million American jobs, and bolster the industry’s nearly $90 billion trade surplus, which is the largest of...

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AIA Statement on Announcement of U.S.-China Trade Deal

Arlington, Va. — Mitigating the risks of ever-escalating retaliatory tariffs and preserving access to key markets is welcome news for the aerospace and defense industry, our customers, and our global competitiveness.  With the successful conclusion of this Phase One agreement, we encourage continued good faith negotiations in support of free, fair, and sustainable trade with strong protections for American intellectual property moving forward. # # # CONTACT: Veronica Bonilla (703) 358...

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AIA Urges Congress to Use Spending Package as Roadmap for Regular Order in FY21

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) welcomes the bipartisan Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 consolidated appropriations bills (H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865) passed by Congress. By finalizing all 12 appropriations bills for the fiscal year, Congress has averted another costly continuing resolution or shutdown, which harm our economy and undermine a properly functioning federal government. “Passing full...

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AIA Urges Senate to Pass Appropriations Bills and Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation (H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865) to fund the government and reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank), an essential tool for American manufacturers, including those in the aerospace industry. The bill provides a seven-year reauthorization and the flexibility and stability needed to support U.S. economic success and competitiveness in t...

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AIA Welcomes the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. — The U.S. aerospace and defense industry depends on strong relationships with Mexico and Canada to build on our nearly $90 billion trade surplus, drive innovation, grow manufacturing in America, and support more than 2.5 million U.S. jobs. AIA applauds Congress and the Administration for working together on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a critical update to the North American Fr...

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2019 Facts & Figures

Our "2019 Facts & Figures: U.S. Aerospace & Defense" analysis highlights an eight-year trend of sustained growth, culminating in 2018 sales exceeding $929 billion and a trade surplus of nearly $90 billion. This success was underpinned by innovative manufacturing and was felt across the supply chain, which grew to $459 billion in output – a four percent increase over the previous year. And none of this would have been possible without the more than 2.5 million people who make up the tal...

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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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AIA Welcomes Confirmation of General Mark Milley as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. — Throughout his tenure as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Dunford brought deep experience and principled leadership to the critically important role of commanding the men and women of the U.S. military and advising our nation’s top leaders. We are all grateful for his service. I had the opportunity to work closely with General Milley in the Department of the Army. He is an immensely qual...

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AIA Urges Congress to Reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. — Today, the Senate took a critical first step toward ensuring the U.S. Export-Import Bank can continue its vital work past September 30, the day the Bank’s authorization expires. The bipartisan bill introduced today by Senators Cramer, Sinema, Tillis, Blunt, Graham, Cantwell, Murray and Collins would not only reauthorize the bank, it would also make the Bank even more effective. The Bank enable...

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AIA Applauds Budget Deal, Urges Action on FY2020 Appropriations

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. — America has an ambitious agenda in the years ahead, including sending men and women back to the Moon, maintaining U.S. leadership in manned and unmanned aviation, and ensuring the U.S. military continues to be the strongest and best equipped in the world. None of these things are possible without the right attention and resources. The two-year budget deal reached by congressional and executive b...

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