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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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AIA President and CEO Outlines Recommendations for Nation’s Recovery During 2020 Spring Board of Governors Meeting

Arlington, Va. – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) virtually convened its 2020 Spring Board of Governors meeting, which brought together several leaders from aerospace and defense. As the industry continues to help lead the nation’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, AIA President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement: “As we plan for recovery, the needs of the American people and our economy are coming into sharper focus. The aid provided so far was help...

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AIA President and CEO: Bipartisan Public-Private Partnership for Aviation Manufacturing is Common Sense Plan to Prepare for Strong American Recovery

Arlington, Va. – Today, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement on the introduction of the Private-Public Partnership to Preserve Jobs in the Aviation Manufacturing Industry Act of 2020 by U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Mark Warner (D-VA): “As our airline customers suffer, decline in air travel is also reverberating across the aviation manufacturing sector. The result is the cancellation of orders and a decreased demand ...

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AIA Announces VentConnect Online Platform to Scale the Production and Distribution of Ventilators

New portal developed with AdvaMed and Google connects ventilator component suppliers and manufacturers Arlington, Va. – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) announced the launch of a new platform (www.VentConnect.org) to connect ventilator companies with component suppliers to help quickly scale production and distribution of these vital services. The new platform was developed with the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), Google, and other industry alliances a...

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AIA President and CEO: Planning and Preparation for Recovery is Critical to Ensuring the Nation’s Success

Arlington, Va. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, to provide additional funding for hospitals, COVID-19 testing, and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses. The legislation now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement: “The American people are confronting this publi...

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AIA President and CEO: Stimulus Agreement is Critical Step Towards America’s Path to Recovery

Arlington, Va. – Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement on the bipartisan agreement reached between Congress and the Administration to provide additional funding for hospitals, COVID-19 testing, and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses: “This agreement is a critical step towards setting our country on the path to recovery. The aid for testing and hospitals is essential for our communities and ensuring th...

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AIA President and CEO: More Help is Needed to Support Small Businesses in the Supply Chain

Arlington, Va. – Today, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement on the need to increase support for the aerospace and defense industry’s supply chain: “Small businesses in our supply chain are the lifeblood of our industry. The best way to keep them whole is to keep them safe and working. Cash flow is the key to doing both. The tools and resources federal leaders already approved have been a powerful aid to these businesses ...

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AIA: FCC Must Protect GPS Network That Underpins American Economic and National Security

Arlington, Va. – The aerospace and defense industry relies on L-band satellite communications and location services to ensure national security and safe, efficient, and reliable air travel. The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) released the following statement on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposed approval of Ligado Networks’ application to reallocate L-band spectrum: “New technology is vital to America’s economy, national security, and to our ...

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The American Rocketry Challenge 2020 Competition Postponed Until 2021

Arlington, Va. – To ensure the health and safety of our rocketeers, mentors, teachers, and their families, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is officially postponing the 2020 American Rocketry Challenge competition and will roll over this year’s rules into the 2021 competition. Last month, teams were directed to suspend all qualification flights and launches and follow the guidance of their schools, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and state and local health departments. Te...

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AIA Commends Bipartisan Leadership on the CARES Act

Arlington, Va. — Today, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement: “In the face of an extraordinary public health crisis, the Administration and Congress assembled a blueprint to aid the American people, our employees, and the industries that sustain our national and economic security. For aerospace and defe...

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