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AIA COVID-19 Vaccine Statement

“America's aerospace and defense industry stands together as we prepare to implement the new federal vaccine requirement, while working with our government partners as they develop detailed guidance. Throughout the pandemic, AIA members have expanded benefits and implemented extensive measures designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as our essential work continued. Employee health and safety is – and always will be – our top priority and a core value of the aerospace and defense industr...

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U.S. Commercial Aviation Manufacturers Commit to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

ARLINGTON, Va. ­­– Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) announced a commitment for commercial aviation manufacturers to work with airline customers and governments around the world to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. As part of that commitment, AIA is spearheading a groundbreaking study to analyze the state of sustainable aviation technologies in the United States and identify the types of public policies and investments necessary to achieving this vision. “Innova...

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AIA’s Fanning: ‘Government funding deal is encouraging, but a long-term solution is needed’

Arlington, Va. ­– Eric K. Fanning, President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, issued the following statement urging Congress to find a long-term solution to keep the government funded: “It’s encouraging to see Congress came to a short-term bipartisan solution that will fund the government through Dec. 3, but the aerospace and defense (A&D) industries, along with others, require more long-term certainty to plan for the future. We need a bipartisan solution that will pr...

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AIA’s “2021 Facts & Figures: U.S. Aerospace & Defense” report details the pandemic’s impact on the A&D industries

For Immediate Release     September 15, 2021 Contact: Jon Corley (703) 772-1055 Email: jon.corley@aia-aerospace.org Report also provides a glimpse at a post-pandemic recovery Arlington, VA – The COVID-19 pandemic took an immense toll on America and the world last year, causing significant and tragic losses to human lives. It also put an enormous strain on governments, industries, and economies across the globe. The U.S. aerospace & defense (A&D) industries experienced signifi...

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AIA Welcomes New Members of Communication Team

For Immediate Release     September 8, 2021 Contact: Jon Corley (703) 772-1055 Email: jon.corley@aia-aerospace.org Arlington, Va. (Sept. 8, 2021) — The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is expanding its Communications Department with three new hires. Jon Corley, senior director, communication; Sue Perez, manager, digital assets; and Chancè Hindir-Lane, coordinator, communication and legislative affairs. They will help advocate for the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry...

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Oregon Students Crowned National Champions in World’s Largest Rocket Contest

Oregon Episcopal School team tops 614 rocketry teams from across America to win the 2021 American Rocketry Challenge  Arlington, VA – Oregon Episcopal School of Portland, Oregon today took home the top prize at the world’s largest student rocketry competition – The American Rocketry Challenge – earning the title of 2021 National Champion. The Oregon Episcopal School team, consisting of Kara Gaiser (17), Zack Weinstein (17), Andy Hou (17), Alfredo Roman Jordan (16), Dean Schultz (17)...

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AIA Expands Its National Security Policy Team

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is expanding its National Security Policy team, hiring David Turkovic to serve in a newly created position as Director for Industrial Policy. In this role, Turkovic will help shape advocacy and outreach on AIA priorities, including supply chain health and resilience, assured access to materials and resources, and investment in advanced technologies. “America’s national security depends on a strong defense industrial base and he...

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AIA President & CEO Congratulates Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh on Confirmation

Arlington, Va. — Today, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement applauding the U.S. Senate vote to confirm Marty Walsh as Secretary of Labor: “Throughout his career, Secretary Marty Walsh has shown himself to be a committed public servant, and it is fitting he should lead a department dedicated to the welfare of America’s workforce. The more than two million highly skilled aerospace and defense workers are the crown jewel of...

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AIA President and CEO: American Rescue Plan Act Bolsters Stability, Resilience of Aerospace and Defense Industry

Arlington, Va. — Today, President Joe Biden signed H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act, into law. Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement: “We applaud the Administration and Congress for delivering this relief to the American people, while also providing aid to help strengthen the stability and resilience of the aerospace and defense industry. For our highly skilled workforce, this legislation will help protect and restore...

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AIA President & CEO Congratulates Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on Confirmation

Arlington, Va. — Today, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement praising Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo’s confirmation by the U.S. Senate: “Throughout her career, Gina Raimondo has demonstrated her leadership and commitment to public service, and we applaud her confirmation. Secretary Raimondo will lead a department with crucial responsibilities, including promoting U.S. products in the global marketplace, overseeing ex...

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American Rocketry Challenge Announces Multiple Sites for 2021 Competition’s National Finals

Ten or more regional sites will host fly-offs Arlington, Va. – To protect the health and safety of teams, teachers, mentors, and families while continuing to build the next generation of STEM leaders, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR) will extend competition deadlines and hold National Final Fly-off at multiple regional sites to determine the 2021 American Rocketry Challenge champion. The 2021 National Finals will take place over a two-w...

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AIA President & CEO: American Rescue Plan Act Protects Critical Aerospace Workers

Arlington, Va. — Today, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement on the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 in the U.S. House of Representatives: “Nearly a year into the COVID-19 crisis, the challenges facing the American people and economy have not ceased. The need for additional aid is clear, and this bill provides the certainty families, workers, and businesses need to persevere. “This bill also establishes...

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