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AIA Pursuing Opportunities to Brief Presidential Candidates

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO David F. Melcher on briefing the Trump campaign regarding AIA’s priorities. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association participated in a meeting today with the Trump campaign to brief Mr. Trump on issues of importance to our industry. As the Voice of American Aerospace and Defense, AIA’s role is to educate our elected leaders, candidates for office and the general public on the importance of our industry to our e...

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Washington Students Take Home Gold in World’s Largest Rocket Contest

Odle Middle School Declared National Champions, will Compete Internationally in July Arlington, Va. – The Space Potatoes rocketry team from Bellevue, Washington, bested 100 of the top student rocketry teams in the country to claim first place at the 2016 Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) National Finals. The five-student team outscored nearly 5,000 students on 789 teams that participated in this year’s competition from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgi...

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AIA Welcomes Passage of Miscellaneous Tariff Bill

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO David F. Melcher on passage of Miscellaneous Tariff Bill. Arlington, Va. — AIA welcomes the passage of H.R. 4923, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016. Also known as the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill, it passed both chambers with nearly unanimous bipartisan support. We strongly urge President Obama to sign the bill and pass it into law. Tariff bills like this play a critical role for our manufacturers as they c...

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Government negotiators receive encouragement from aviation industry leaders

Montreal, 10 May 2016 – A High Level Meeting being convened by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on 11 May received executive-level support from the aviation industry today, as leaders representing all parts of the sector encouraged governments to progress their deliberations on a global carbon offsetting scheme for air transport. The ICAO discussions have been gathering pace since the UN specialised aviation agency agreed to the development of an economic mechanism at it...

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AIA: Report Highlights Positive Economic Impact of Aerospace and Defense Industry

Arlington, Va. — The American aerospace and defense industry is a vital component of the U.S. economy, not solely for the role the industry plays in national security, transportation and technological innovation, but also because its influence spans many sectors and every state countrywide.  This is the conclusion of a new study commissioned by AIA from business information firm IHS Inc. about the industry’s economic impact. “This new study demonstrates definitively that America’s ae...

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States and Aerospace Industry Partner to Make America Stronger

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace States Association (ASA) an association of state Lt. Governors and the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) representing aerospace manufacturers have signed a historic agreement to grow high paying jobs, increase economic development and inspire America’s youth to join the aerospace workforce of the future. ASA Chair, Alabama Lt. Governor Kay Ivey said “America’s aerospace industry is our nation’s and our states’ lifeblood. It provides for nati...

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World's Largest Rocketry Competition Launches Student Careers in STEM 2016

Team America Rocketry Challenge inspires students through hands-on aerospace engineering Arlington, Va. - Nearly 5,000 students across the country are gearing up for the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), the world’s largest rocketry competition. 789 teams of secondary school students from all backgrounds are vying for 100 coveted spots in the TARC national finals held on Saturday, May 14, outside of Washington, D.C. “Over its 13-year history, TARC has emerged as one of the aerosp...

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AIA: Singapore Airshow Demonstrates Value of TPP

Singapore — The Aerospace Industries Association participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the U.S. International Pavilion at the Singapore Airshow today as a symbolic gesture signifying the commitment of the U.S. Aerospace and Defense industry to increasing international trade and partnerships with America’s friends and allies in the Asia-Pacific region. “Here at the Singapore Airshow, we are working with our foreign partners and allies to strengthen freedom’s cause and enhance...

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ON EVE OF SINGAPORE AIRSHOW 2016, U.S. PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS SHARPEN FOCUS ON AEROSPACE/DEFENSE

SINGAPORE — Against the backdrop of a newly forged regional trade policy, expanding Pacific defense and security relationships, and the 50th anniversary this year of formalized diplomatic relations between the United States and Singapore, American government officials and business executives meeting before the start of the biennial airshow here expressed their shared commitment to promote a level playing field for greater U.S. aerospace and defense industry investment in the Asia-Pacific regio...

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AIA: President’s Budget Request Not Adequate to Meet Pressing National Needs

Arlington, Va. — AIA believes that the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request does not provide the funding we need to ensure safe air transportation, make America more secure, promote space exploration, and ensure a vibrant and innovative industrial base. If this budget is adopted, we will fail to address the serious mismatch between our resources and the new threats and challenges our nation faces today. With respect to national security, we must respond to the rise of ISIS terroris...

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AIA Endorses First Global CO2 Standard To Reduce Aircraft Emissions

[embeddoc url="https://www.aia-aerospace.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/02_ICAO_CO2_standard_FINAL.docx" download="all" viewer="microsoft"] Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the ambitious new CO2 emissions standard for commercial airplanes proposed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection February 8, 2016, in Montreal, Canada. The agreement on the ICAO “CO2 Standard” is the result of work by a tas...

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ICCAIA Endorses First Global CO2 Standard To Reduce Aircraft Emissions

[embeddoc url="https://www.aia-aerospace.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/01-Global_CO2_PR_Final_002.docx" download="all" viewer="microsoft"] The International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Association (ICCAIA) welcomes the new ambitious CO2 emissions standard for commercial airplanes proposed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) on the 8th February 2016 in Montreal, Canada. The agreement on the ICAO “CO2 ...

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