NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

AIA Renews Call to Pass FY20 Appropriations

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. — The continuing resolution (CR) signed today was a necessary step to fund the federal government while Congress and the Administration work to finalize Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations. But year after year, Congress and the Administration rely on CRs as a short-term fix instead of finalizing full-year appropriations. Once again, we face a potential shutdown that would threaten the livelihoods of...

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AIA Applauds House Passage of Long-term Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Bill, Urges Senate to Pass Reauthorization Legislation

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives took a critical step toward reauthorizing the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank), passing a bill that will provide long-term certainty for the aerospace sector and support industry jobs. This bill provides a 10-year reauthorization, increases the authorization ceiling, and includes a quorum fix to afford the Bank the flexibility and stability needed to ex...

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AIA: President, Congress Must Come Together to Finalize Critical Investments in America’s Future

Arlington, Va. — The continuing resolution signed into law today was a welcome and necessary short-term solution to provide essential government funding. Now Congress and the President need to work together to finish the Fiscal Year 2020 budget and reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank by the November 21st deadline. “While it was critical to take action to avoid a shutdown, we cannot keep depending on continuing resolutions,” said AIA President and CEO Eric Fanning. “Financial uncer...

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Annual Report Shows Continued Strength of Aerospace & Defense Workforce

However, industry must build on efforts to expand training opportunities and diversity Arlington, Va. — The American aerospace and defense (A&D) industry continues to drive the U.S. economy and support high-paying jobs, but the industry must redouble hiring and recruiting efforts to maintain its role as a global leader, according to the Aviation Week Network’s 2019 Workforce Study Report released today. The study – conducted in partnership with the Aerospace Industries Association (...

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AIA’s President and CEO Joins University of Michigan College of Engineering Dean’s Leadership Advisory Board

Arlington, Va. — AIA President and CEO Eric Fanning has joined the Dean’s Leadership Advisory Board at the University of Michigan College of Engineering. He will serve a three-year term, beginning with the Board’s meeting that took place on September 6 in Ann Arbor. “As a proud Michigander, I’m excited to support Michigan’s efforts to develop our industry’s next generation of leaders and innovators,” said Fanning. “To continue leading the world in aerospace technology, world...

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AIA Releases 2019 Facts & Figures Analysis

Data Shows Aerospace & Defense Continues to Support U.S. Economic and National Security, While Helping to Reduce the Federal Deficit Arlington, Va. — The U.S. aerospace & defense (A&D) industry continues to be at the heart of American economic success and reduced the federal trade deficit by 10% last year, according to “2019 Facts & Figures: U.S. Aerospace & Defense.” This in-depth analysis, developed by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) with the support of ...

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The American Rocketry Challenge 2020 Registration Open

With Additional New Resources to Support Participation Arlington, Va. — Registration for the 2020 edition of The American Rocketry Challenge – the world’s largest rocketry competition – is open through December 1, 2019. Now in its 18th year, nearly 5,000 students from across the country participate annually. The 100 top-scoring teams are invited to the national finals in Washington, D.C. next May, where they’ll compete for over $100,000 in cash prizes and the chance to win an all...

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AIA Welcomes Signing of Budget Deal, Urges Passage of FY2020 Appropriations

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. — With the President’s signature on a two-year budget deal, the government has taken a critical step towards providing the resources necessary to achieve America’s ambitious agenda for the future. We welcome efforts by Congress and the Administration to reach and lock in this agreement. But this step alone won’t guarantee the funding we need to go back to the moon, bolster aviation innovation and...

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AIA Welcomes Confirmation of General Mark Milley as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. — Throughout his tenure as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Dunford brought deep experience and principled leadership to the critically important role of commanding the men and women of the U.S. military and advising our nation’s top leaders. We are all grateful for his service. I had the opportunity to work closely with General Milley in the Department of the Army. He is an immensely qual...

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AIA Urges Congress to Reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. — Today, the Senate took a critical first step toward ensuring the U.S. Export-Import Bank can continue its vital work past September 30, the day the Bank’s authorization expires. The bipartisan bill introduced today by Senators Cramer, Sinema, Tillis, Blunt, Graham, Cantwell, Murray and Collins would not only reauthorize the bank, it would also make the Bank even more effective. The Bank enable...

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AIA Welcomes Confirmation of Steve Dickson as FAA Administrator

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. —Today’s Senate confirmation of Steve Dickson as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator is an important step that will strengthen the agency’s ability to ensure American air safety, invest in critical infrastructure, and implement regulation that keeps the flying public safe and supports new and emerging technologies. In today’s quickly evolving aviation environment, governm...

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AIA Applauds Budget Deal, Urges Action on FY2020 Appropriations

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning Arlington, Va. — America has an ambitious agenda in the years ahead, including sending men and women back to the Moon, maintaining U.S. leadership in manned and unmanned aviation, and ensuring the U.S. military continues to be the strongest and best equipped in the world. None of these things are possible without the right attention and resources. The two-year budget deal reached by congressional and executive b...

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