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Coalition Urges Passage of NASA Reauthorization

Arlington, Va. (May 18, 2022) – Today, a diverse coalition of twelve organizations, including the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), sent a letter to Congress urging them to pass a bipartisan comprehensive NASA authorization bill to guide our Nation’s aeronautics, exploration, space science, technology, and STEM education programs into the 2020s. This letter underscores the need for continued bipartisan, bicameral support and direction for NASA. “NASA was last authorized by Cong...

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AIA Calls on Conference Committee to Address R&D Tax Change, Semiconductor Chip Shortage

Arlington, Va. (May 11, 2022) – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement ahead of the first conference committee meeting on the Bipartisan Innovation and Competition Legislation:  “The conference committee meets at a time when America’s competitive edge is the most essential it has ever been, but the headwinds against us are also the strongest. AIA is thankful for the Members of Congress leading this effort to enabl...

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AIA: Conference is Ideal Way to Address Disincentive to Private Research & Development

Arlington, Va. (Apr. 28, 22) – Following the U.S. Senate formalizing the conferees for the Bipartisan Innovation Act, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning issued the following statement: "America’s competitive edge has never been more essential, and the headwinds have never been stronger. Strategic investments in U.S. research and technology, STEM education, and domestic manufacturing are required to help restore America’s global competitiveness and ...

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New Report from AIA, Accenture Details Strategic Plan for the Future of Sustainable Aviation

Horizon 2050 analyzes the aviation technologies and policies needed to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 Arlington, Va. (Apr. 19, 22) – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and Accenture released a comprehensive new report analyzing the state of sustainable aviation technologies in the United States. The study identifies the prioritization and investments necessary for the aviation sector to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The report, Horizon 2050: A Fli...

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AIA Bolsters International Portfolio with Staff Changes

Arlington, Va. (Apr. 18, 22) – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) announced enhancements to its International Division through two key staff updates. Dak Hardwick has been promoted to Vice President of International Affairs and MaryLee Pollitt will join the team as Director of International Affairs. “As we have seen with recent global events, national security and foreign policy must remain top priorities for the United States. One of AIA’s greatest assets is our Internat...

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AIA Statement on Defense Budget Priorities Ahead of Congressional Hearings

Arlington, Va. (Apr. 5, 22) – Ahead of defense budget hearings in U.S. House and Senate Committees on Armed Services this week, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement: “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and other looming security threats demonstrate the importance of America’s defense and deterrence capabilities, industrial capacity, and innovative technology. We must send a powerful signal to allies and adversaries alike...

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AIA Urges Senate to Confirm Department of Commerce Nominee to Critical Export Controls Position

Arlington, Va. (Apr. 4, 22) – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is continuing to call for the Senate to confirm Alan Estevez as Under Secretary of the Bureau Industry and Security (BIS) in the U.S. Department of Commerce. Last month, AIA sent a letter to Senate leadership supporting his confirmation, but as President Biden proposed a $30 million increase in export control funding to the Commerce Department’s BIS, AIA President and CEO Eric Fanning is urging the Senate to i...

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AIA Statement on Senate Confirmation of Export-Import Bank Nominee

Arlington, Va. (Mar. 30, 22) – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Judith Pryor to be First Vice President of the U.S. Export-Import Bank: “The global market is fiercely competitive, and the United States needs every set of tools and trade policy measures at its disposal to level the playing field and contend for export opportunities. Judith Pryor is a skilled leader with a clear un...

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AIA Statement on Defense Priorities in President Biden’s FY23 Budget

Arlington, Va. (Mar. 28, 22) – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning issued the following statement outlining AIA’s defense priorities in President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget: “With the Russian invasion of Ukraine and other looming security threats, the need for strong investment in America’s defense and deterrence capabilities is only growing. “Now that the Administration outlined its budget, it is the ideal time to underscore th...

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AIA Statement on Space Priorities in President Biden’s FY23 Budget

Arlington, Va. (Mar. 28, 22) – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning issued the following statement outlining AIA’s space priorities in President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget: “Space has never been more critical to our economy and national security. Driven by U.S. industry innovation, its importance will only grow. “We expect continued bipartisan, bicameral support in FY23 for our nation’s space investments, from expanding our natio...

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AIA Statement on Civil Aviation Priorities in President Biden’s FY23 Budget

Arlington, Va. (Mar. 28, 22) – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning issued the following statement outlining AIA’s civil aviation priorities in President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget: “The President’s FY23 budget comes at a critical time for the United States aerospace and defense (A&D) industry. As our industry continues to recover from the pandemic and assesses the impact of recent global events to our supply chain, we must re...

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AIA, Avascent Report: Autonomous Aircraft Market to Reach $325 Billion by 2040

Arlington, Va. (Mar. 16, 22) – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and Avascent released a new report detailing the breakthrough growth in the autonomous aircraft market, which is expected to result in nearly $325 billion over the next two decades. The report, “Continuing to Think Bigger: Autonomous Aircraft and the Transformation in Aviation,” explores the next chapter of aviation and its potential to transform daily life while expanding America’s longstanding leadership i...

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