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Aviation Industry Statement on New FAA 5G Guidance

Arlington, Va. (Jan. 13, 22) – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) issued the following statement in response to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new guidance for operating aircraft in areas where 5G signals could potentially interfere with critical safety systems on aircraft: “The aviation industry has the most knowledgeable and accomplished engineers in the world. While our technical experts are reviewing the notices to air missions (NOTAMs) published today an...

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AIA Statement on Verizon, AT&T Short Delay in 5G Deployment

Arlington, Va. (Jan. 5, 22) – Today, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement in response to AT&T and Verizon agreeing to a short delay in 5G deployment: “The United States has the safest aviation system in the world and keeping it that way will always be our top priority. Safe aviation and 5G can coexist, which is why we are committed to working together with the telecommunications industry to avoid delays, diversions, and...

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Statement from A4A, AIA and CTIA

WASHINGTON, DECEMBER 22, 2021 – The following statement was issued today by A4A, AIA and CTIA: We are pleased that after productive discussions we will be working together to share the available data from all parties to identify the specific areas of concern for aviation. The best technical experts from across both industries will be working collectively to identify a path forward in coordination with the FAA and FCC. Our belief is that by working collaboratively in good faith on a data-driv...

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Aerospace Industry Announces New Industry Standard for Drone Data Protection and Privacy

Arlington, Va. (Dec. 16, 21) – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) announced a new industry standard to strengthen national security and preserve critical American infrastructure by protecting data of small unmanned aircraft system (known as “UAS” or drones). The standard, NAS9948 Unmanned Aircraft System Data Protection and Privacy, provides guidance to manufacturers and developers on reducing the risk of exploitation and dissemination of sensitive UAS dat...

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AIA STATEMENT ON NDAA PASSAGE

Arlington, Va. (Dec. 16, 21) – Today, The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement on the bipartisan passage of S. 1605, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 in the U.S. Senate: “The FY22 NDAA is a major victory for our national security and our defense industrial base, which includes our more than 2 million employees. The bill includes important reforms to the acquisition process, increased fundin...

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AIA STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF NDAA

Arlington, Va. (Dec. 8, 21) – Today, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement on the bipartisan passage of H.R., 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 in the U.S. House of Representatives: “The FY22 NDAA reaffirms a tradition of bipartisan support for meeting one of our nation’s greatest responsibilities—our national security. By providing strategic direction and stable funding for the Dep...

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Aerospace Industry Statement on FAA Airworthiness Directives Related to 5G Deployment

Arlington, Va. (Dec. 8, 21) – The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and a coalition of organizations representing the world’s leading aerospace manufacturers, airlines, pilots, and operators released a statement following the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) issuing of airworthiness directives (ADs) related to the deployment of 5G technologies to the C-band in the United States. “We appreciate the FAA’s efforts to find a safe solution for aviation and successful deployme...

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AIA Announces Executive Committee Appointments For 2022

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) has elected Mike Petters, President and Chief Executive Officer of Huntington Ingalls Industries, to serve as Chairman of the Board of Governors for 2022. Tom Gentile, President and CEO of Spirit AeroSystems, will serve as Vice Chairman. Eric Fanning has been reelected as AIA President and CEO. “It is an honor to serve the broader aerospace and defense industry in this role,” said Petters. “It is a challenging environment at ...

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AIA Statement on House Passage of Build Back Better Act

Arlington, Va. – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) released the following statement following the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Build Back Better Act: “We were glad to see the House pass the Build Back Better Act, and we encourage the Senate to quickly take up the legislation. The bill provides important funding that will help the aerospace and defense industry meet its sustainability commitments. There are several tax and funding provisions that will en...

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Aerospace Industry Calls for a Joint Working Group to Find Solutions to Potential 5G Interference on Radio Altimeters

Arlington, Va. – The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is leading a coalition of organizations representing the world’s leading aerospace manufacturers, airlines, pilots, and operators in calling for a delay to the deployment of 5G technologies to the C-band until the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) is ensured. In a letter to the National Economic Council (NEC), the coalition urges collaboration with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Fede...

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Aerospace Industry Makes Progress in Workforce Development & Diversity Prioritization

2021 Aerospace & Defense Workforce Study Conducted by AIA and AIAA with Ernst & Young LLP Arlington, Va. (November 2, 2021) – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) released their 2021 Aerospace & Defense Workforce Study, which was conducted in collaboration with Ernst & Young LLP (EY US). The report, which includes analysis from 33 companies representing over 950,000 employees across the globe, outli...

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AIA COVID-19 Vaccine Statement

“America's aerospace and defense industry stands together as we prepare to implement the new federal vaccine requirement, while working with our government partners as they develop detailed guidance. Throughout the pandemic, AIA members have expanded benefits and implemented extensive measures designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as our essential work continued. Employee health and safety is – and always will be – our top priority and a core value of the aerospace and defense industr...

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