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AIA Joins National Air and Space Museum Apollo 11 Celebration

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) will be joining the National Air and Space Museum’s Apollo 50 Festival on the National Mall July 18-20. AIA will be featuring our augmented reality mural, “Vision 2050: The Way to What’s Next,” to showcase the innovations the aerospace and defense industry will bring about in the next 30 years as we look ahead to what’s next for America. The Apollo 50 Festival will be held between 4th and 7th streets on the Mall – AIA’s ...

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AIA Names Mike French Vice President of Space Systems

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) has appointed Mike French as its Vice President of Space Systems. In this role he will lead AIA’s Space Systems policy division, working with AIA’s Space Council, to advocate for policies, regulations, and investments to ensure American leadership and strong industry partnership across the civil, commercial, and national security sectors. “AIA is doubling down on our space advocacy and Mike is the perfect person to lead our e...

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American Rocketeers Runners Up in Paris

Students from Madison West High School placed second in International Rocketry Challenge at Paris International Air Show Paris – On June 20th and 21st , students from Madison West High School (located in Madison, Wisconsin) competed against the best student rocketeers in the world at the International Rocketry Challenge (IRC) and placed second in the closest competition in IRC history. After placing first in the Team America Rocketry Challenge finals on May 18th in Virginia, the Madison Wes...

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AIA Names Ben Stone Vice President of Membership

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) has appointed Benjamin Stone as its Vice President of Membership & Strategic Development. In this role he will lead AIA’s membership and business development activity and oversee its Supplier Management Council. “I’m excited to bring Ben on board in this critical role,” said AIA President and CEO Eric Fanning. “His deep knowledge of business development, government contracting, and trade association work make him perf...

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WISCONSIN STUDENTS CROWNED AMERICA’S TOP ROCKETEERS

Madison West High School team tops 830 rocketry teams from across America to win the Team America Rocketry Challenge and represent the United States in Summer 2019 international competition The Plains, Va. – Madison West High School of Madison, Wisconsin today took home the top prize at the world’s largest student rocketry competition – The Team America Rocketry Challenge. The students from Madison West will now represent the United States at the International Rocketry Challenge at th...

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AIA: Bold Moon Vision Requires Stronger Commitment

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning on the proposed additional funding for NASA Arlington, Va. — President Trump has articulated a bold vision to return American men and women to the Moon by 2024. We in the American aerospace and defense industry stand ready to work with the government to make this ambitious goal a reality. Providing $1.6 billion in additional NASA funding in Fiscal Year 2020 is an important step forward, but it will take substantial a...

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AIA Welcomes Confirmation of Export-Import Bank Nominees

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning on the Senate vote confirming the nominees for the Export-Import Bank of the United States Arlington, Va. — Today’s confirmation of Kimberley A. Reed as President, and Spencer Bachus III and Judith DelZoppo Pryor as Members of the Export-Import Bank’s Board of Directors, is a long-awaited step towards putting the Bank back in the business of supporting American exporters of all sizes. The Bank now has the requ...

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AIA Welcomes Senate Move on Export-Import Bank Nominees

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning on the Senate vote to close debate on the nominees for the Export-Import Bank of the United States Arlington, Va. — The Export-Import Bank is a critical U.S. government tool for leveling the playing field against foreign competition for American exporters of all sizes. It’s especially valuable for supporting exports in the aerospace industry, providing government-backed loan guarantees when private financing is n...

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100 Teams Advance to U.S. Finals in World’s Largest Student Rocket Contest

Student rocketeers from across the country will compete next month for more than $100,000 in prizes and a chance to represent the U.S. at the global finals Arlington, VA – Earlier today, the Team America Rocketry Challenge announced the teams competing at the National Finals on May 18 at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va., outside of Washington, D.C. This year, two teams tied for the 100th spot, so 101 teams will compete in the finals based on their qualification scores. The Team America Rock...

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AIA Unveils its Vision of Aerospace in 2050: Flying Cars, Supersonic Jets, Space Tourism & More

Austin, Texas — Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is laying out its vision for the future — one that includes morning commutes via flying air taxi, supersonic business travel between continents, and an emerging market for space-based research and manufacturing in 2050 — in a new study launched with an interactive experience at South by Southwest (SXSW). To mark its Centennial year, AIA, in partnership with McKinsey & Company, worked with industry leaders and experts to ...

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AIA Welcomes FY19 Appropriations Deal

Arlington, Va. — We welcome Congress completing Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations to avoid another costly government shutdown and ensure key government responsibilities can be executed for the rest of the fiscal year. We strongly urge President Trump to sign it into law immediately. “We’re just beginning to recover from the 35-day shutdown,” said AIA President and CEO Eric Fanning. “It’s critical that we conclude the FY19 appropriations process, so we can move on to FY20 authorizati...

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