NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

AIA Statement on the 737 MAX Return to Service

"The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) airworthiness directive for the 737 MAX follows a rigorous and thorough process. This level of scrutiny was justified, and the detailed process illustrates the FAA’s commitment to global aviation safety. Upon its return to commercial service, the 737 MAX will be one of the most closely examined aircraft to ever fly. Safety remains the global aviation community’s top priority, and we are committed to continuous improvements to further strength...

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AIA President & CEO: Congress Must Now Prioritize Full and Sustained Funding to Provide Stability for American Industry and Workers

Arlington, Va. — As the continuing resolution to fund the government through December 11 heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement:  “While avoiding a government shutdown is important, continuing resolutions undermine the certainty and consistency critical to America’s safety and security, particularly as this crisis continues. Aerospace and defense companies of all sizes...

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AIA Unveils “Roadmap to Recovery” to Guide A&D Industry’s Comeback

Arlington, Va. — Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) released its “Roadmap to Recovery,” a strategic action plan for how aerospace and defense companies can work with government leaders to recover from the COVID-19 crisis and emerge even more resilient on the other end. To better understand the crisis’ impact on the industry’s employees, companies, and its shared supply chain, AIA turned to Avascent, Boston Consulting Group, and McKinsey & Company for expert analys...

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AIA Releases 2020 Facts & Figures Analysis

Facing one of the most challenging years on record, decade-long growth underscores the aerospace and defense industry’s vital role in U.S. economy, innovation, and national security Arlington, Va. — The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent dramatic decrease in global air traffic has presented the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry with an extraordinary challenge. Building on the success of 2019, it is a challenge our industry is poised to meet, according to “2020 Facts and Figures...

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AIA President and CEO Statement on Air Force GBSD Award

Arlington, VA - AIA President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement after the U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program: “Behind our nation’s strategic national security capabilities are the men and women of the defense industry. The GBSD program awarded today, which will involve more than 10,000 defense industry employees across America...

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Aviation Manufacturing Industry Coalition Calls for Targeted and Temporary Support to Help Protect American Jobs

Arlington, Va. – Today, a coalition representing the aviation manufacturing industry comprised of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA), the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) announced their collective support for the bipartisan Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Act of 2020 introduced by U....

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AIA President & CEO: Bipartisan NDAA Sustains Investment in National Security

Arlington, Va. — Today, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement applauding the passage of S. 4049, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21 NDAA) in the U.S. Senate and H.R. 6395, the William M. Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 in the U.S. House of Representatives: “While America and the world have been focused on addressing a global pandemic, threats to our national s...

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AIA Announces New Partnership with Private Division and Kerbal Space Program to Encourage Summer Learning

Arlington, Va. – To provide a meaningful science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experience to students throughout the summer months, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) announced a new partnership between the American Rocketry Challenge and Private Division, publishers of the hit astrophysics and aerospace simulation game, Kerbal Space Program. This new partnership takes the American Rocketry Challenge online for the more than 5,000 middle and high school students f...

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Sixteen Aviation Groups Commend USG Release of Runway to Recovery Guidance

Today, the Administration released its Runway to Recovery: The United States Framework for Airlines and Airports to Mitigate the Public Health Risks of Coronavirus guidelines to support the health and safety of passengers, aviation employees, and the aviation industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stakeholders across the aviation sector joined together to commend this important step on the path to recovery. The guidelines are a critical step toward forming a framework that the federal...

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AIA President & CEO: USMCA Strengthens North American Coordination, Provides Opportunity for Further Growth

Arlington, Va. — As the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) enters into force today, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement: “The COVID-19 crisis and ongoing recovery have highlighted the importance of a harmonized, coordinated North American aerospace and defense supply chain benefitting the economies of the U.S. Mexico, and Canada. The USMCA provides a new baseline framework for strengthened trade cooperation amon...

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AIA President and CEO: Crisis Underscores Importance of Export-Import Bank, Need for Quorum

Arlington, Va. –Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing on “Oversight of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.” Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement, applauding bipartisan support for ensuring a quorum on the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank Board of Directors to maintain full operations of this essential tool for American manufacturers and exporters, including those in the a...

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AIA President and CEO: Flexibility Key to Small Business Survival, Long-term Solution Still Needed

Arlington, Va. – Today, President Trump signed H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, into law. Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement:             “Throughout this crisis, access to cash and flexibility have been critical to ensuring the survival of small businesses that are the lifeblood of our industry and our nation. This bill makes it easier for additional companies to use this important f...

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