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AIA Commends Bipartisan Leadership on the CARES Act

Arlington, Va. — Today, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement: “In the face of an extraordinary public health crisis, the Administration and Congress assembled a blueprint to aid the American people, our employees, and the industries that sustain our national and economic security. For aerospace and defe...

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AIA Applauds Senate Passage of Coronavirus Stimulus Package, Urges House to Pass the Bill

Arlington, Va. — Today, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s passage of H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act: “This comprehensive package prioritizes public health and safety, laying out a roadmap for relief and recovery for the American public and U.S. economy.  It provides critical tools to help our employees, small businesses, supply chain, and industrial base navigate ...

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AIA President and CEO to American Leaders: Put Politics Aside and Help Our Country Move Forward

Arlington, Va. — As the Administration and Congress develop an economic stimulus package to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement: “Public health and safety are essential, but so are tools to help our employees and businesses bridge the gap created by COVID-19. It is essential for American leaders from both parties and at every level to put politics aside and take immediate action to help ou...

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AIA President and CEO Urges American Leaders to Help Protect America’s Aerospace & Defense Workforce and Support National Security

Aerospace and defense workers are essential, representing nearly 20 percent of the nation’s manufacturing workforce Arlington, Va. — Today, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement, which sets a path forward to ensure the resilience of the industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic. AIA represents more than 300 companies and the industry’s 2.5 million workers — ranging from multinational prime contractors to family-owned businesse...

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AIA Presents Inaugural “The Wright Stuff Award” to Representative Mac Thornberry

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) honored U.S. Representative Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, as the inaugural recipient of “The Wright Stuff Award” at a Capitol Hill reception on February 26. Representative Thornberry’s leadership and policy contributions to America’s national and economic security during his 25 years in Congress are extensive and notable. “For more than two decades, Congressman Thornberry ...

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AIA Statement on the State of the Union Address

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. — As we look to the President to lay out a roadmap of the next year, we know that the aerospace and defense industry will continue to play a vital role in our country’s success. “For over 100 years, the strength of the U.S. economy and national security has been closely tied to that of the aerospace and defense industry,” said Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning....

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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 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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AIA Names Alison Lynn Vice President of Communications

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) has selected Alison Lynn as its Vice President of Communications. In this role, she will help shape AIA’s advocacy and lead the communications division as AIA tells the stories of how the American aerospace and defense industry moves, connects, and inspires people in the United States and around the world. “Our industry has contributed to society in countless ways and will continue to shape our future with new and innovative te...

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AIA Applauds House Passage of Bipartisan FY20 National Defense Authorization Act

Arlington, Va. — House passage of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (FY20 NDAA) is a critical step toward ensuring the timely, stable funding and vital strategic direction that both the Department of Defense (DOD) and the aerospace and defense industry rely on. By passing this bill, the House sends a signal to America’s partners and allies that the United States remains committed to an international framework built on freedom, security, and shared prosperity. “The ...

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