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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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AIA Joins Aviation Groups urging workforce grant funding

AIA joined a letter from 40 aviation industry groups urging Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and OMB Director Mick Mulvaney to request full funding from Congress for two new grant programs established under the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The programs are designed to help offset critical manpower shortages among pilots and maintenance technicians in the aviation industry. Initiatives for the aviation technical workforce include scholarships, apprenticeships, establishing new training p...

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AIA Calls on Government Leaders to Finalize FY19 Spending and Avoid Another Shutdown

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the short-term government funding agreement to get government operations back on track and restore stability to the hundreds of thousands of federal employees and supporting contractors who bore the unacceptable burden of the shutdown. But this is a temporary response to a problem that needs a lasting solution. “This deal is an important first step, but our country can’t afford continued uncertainty,” said President and CE...

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AIA Joins Six-Association statement on Security Clearances

AIA has joined a six-association statement supporting Senator Mark Warner's stance that federal employees who are missing paychecks because of  the government shutdown should not be penalized on security clearance applications, reinvestigations or continuous evaluations. A key element of security clearance evaluations and determinations of trustworthiness is financial considerations. Federal employees and contractors that are missing paychecks as a result of the shutdown are in jeopardy of b...

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AIA Joins letter urging end to shutdown

The Aerospace Industries Association joined a letter signed by more than 90 national organizations and dozens of state organizations calling for an end to the shutdown. "The current shutdown – now the longest in American history – is causing significant and in some cases lasting damage to families, businesses, and the economy as a whole. The harm is well documented and continues to compound with each passing day," the letter stated. Read the full text here: [embeddoc url="http://www...

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