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AIA Statement on Senate Passage of Reconciliation Bill

Arlington, Va. – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act: “This bill encourages and supports advancements in next generation green aviation technologies and products, including sustainable aviation fuels through the Blenders Tax Credit. These advancements will play a critical role in enabling a more sustainable aviation system now and in the future.” ###...

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AIA Statement of House Passage of CHIPS and Science Act of 2022

Arlington, Va. (July 28, 2022) – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022: “As the global semiconductor shortage impacts our industry and our national security, we applaud Congress for prioritizing strategic investments in the domestic semiconductor manufacturing base, supporting American jobs, and strengthening our global leadership in ...

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AIA Statement on Senate Passage of Bipartisan CHIPS Act

Arlington, Va. (July 27, 2022) – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning issued the following statement after the Senate passed bipartisan legislation to address American economic competitiveness, semiconductor shortages, and reauthorize the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): “Today’s action by the Senate on the CHIPS Act comes at a critical time for American competitiveness, and we urge the House to take up the legislation wit...

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Aerospace & Defense Industry Honors Sen. Shelby with “Wright Stuff Award”

Arlington, VA - Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) presented “The Wright Stuff Award” to Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) in recognition of his leadership and policy contributions to America’s national and economic security during his tenure in the United States Congress. “On behalf of the 2.1 million employees working in aerospace and defense, it’s an honor to present our ‘Wright Stuff Award’ to Senator Richard Shelby. He’s been a tireless advocate for America...

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TODAY: AIA, NASA to Hold Sustainability Fireside Chat at Farnborough International Air Show

Arlington, Va. (July 18, 22) – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning will moderate a sustainability fireside chat with NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy at 1:15 pm GMT in “The Forum” at the USA Pavilion at Farnborough International Air Show. Deputy Administrator Melroy will discuss NASA’s efforts to achieve a more sustainable future of flight, its vision for Advanced Air Mobility, the importance of international and industry partnerships, and...

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AIA Statement on House Passage of Defense Budget and Policy Bill

Arlington, Va. (July 14, 22) – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning issued the following statement following the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023: “Our national security is an enduring responsibility that requires stable and predictable investment. We must ensure adequate and reliable funding for our national security, including the defense industrial base that provides critical...

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AIA Statement on Nomination of Phillip Washington to Lead FAA

Arlington, Va. (July 7, 2022) – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning issued the following statement on the Biden Administration’s nomination of Phillip Washington to lead the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA): “Safety has always been the guiding light of the aviation industry, and the FAA and its leadership play a critical role in ensuring air travel continues to be the safest mode of transportation. Having a leader at the helm of the FAA ...

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AIA Statement on House Appropriations Passage of Key A&D Legislation

Arlington, Va. (June 30, 22) – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations passed bills from its Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies and its Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, and Related Agencies this week: “The innovations and technologies designed and deployed by the U.S. aerospace and defense (...

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Aerospace Industry Calls on Congressional Leaders to Delay R&D Tax Change as Conference Committee Closes on Final Legislation

Arlington, Va. (June 30, 22) – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) called on Congressional leaders to include a delay to the research and development (R&D) tax amortization law change in the final legislation from the Bipartisan Innovation Act conference committee. The letter, signed by 19 aerospace and defense (A&D) companies and CEOs, urges Congress to recognize the bipartisan, bicameral support for reversing course on the harmful tax law change especially at a time whe...

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AIA Statement on House Armed Services Committee NDAA Passage

Arlington, Va. (June 23, 22) – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023: “Strong bipartisan votes in support of increased investment in our national security and the defense industrial base that helps enable it sends a clear and unified signal at home and abroad that America’s ...

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AIA: Congressional Leadership Must Address R&D, Chip Shortage in Bipartisan Innovation and Competition Legislation

Arlington, Va. (June 21, 22) – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement as leaders of the House and Senate negotiate the Bipartisan Innovation and Competition Legislation: “The Bipartisan Innovation and Competition Legislation is essential to encouraging innovation, supporting national security, and ensuring America remains competitive. House and Senate leadership’s discussion of this legislation comes at a critica...

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ICYMI: Apollo 1 Crew Members Honored with Monument at Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington, Va. (June 6, 22) – In case you missed it, CBS Saturday Morning highlighted the unveiling of a new monument at Arlington National Cemetery honoring the fallen astronauts of the Apollo 1 mission. Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning joined NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, Challenger Center President Lance Bush, and the families of the astronauts at the dedication of the monument on Thursday, June 2nd. Watch the CBS story here or by clicking the image...

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