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Supersonic Aircraft: Views of the American Aerospace Industry

Since aircraft first took to the skies over 100 years ago, aviation has evolved from what was once a risky pursuit undertaken by hobbyists in experimental structures to the safest form of transportation in the world –carrying over 4 billion passengers per year. Despite this history of innovation and progress, there is one area of aviation that hasn’t changed since the dawn of the jet age: the speed at which we fly. However, recent advances in supersonic technology– including the abilit...

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2019 Facts & Figures

Our "2019 Facts & Figures: U.S. Aerospace & Defense" analysis highlights an eight-year trend of sustained growth, culminating in 2018 sales exceeding $929 billion and a trade surplus of nearly $90 billion. This success was underpinned by innovative manufacturing and was felt across the supply chain, which grew to $459 billion in output – a four percent increase over the previous year. And none of this would have been possible without the more than 2.5 million people who make up the tal...

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State of the Industry Presentation to ICAO

ICCAIA Chairman and AIA President and CEO Eric FanningFriday, June 7, 2019Remarks as prepared Thank you to all the members of the ICAO Council, the Council President, and the Secretary General for inviting me to speak here today. As many of you know, ICCAIA is made up of six industry associations representing manufacturers from the United States, the European region, Russia, Japan, Brazil, and Canada, and we plan to welcome more members into ICCAIA in the future. Together, through region...

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Blockchain in Aerospace & Defense

For an aerospace and defense industry that relies on complex global supply chains and securing sensitive information, distributed ledger, also known as “blockchain,” technology offers solutions. Blockchain is revolutionizing business at a pace that will not allow industries to wait and see what happens. To keep up, A&D organizations must educate themselves and assess blockchain’s impacts to determine its value. Consortiums are forming and attempting to gain agreement on industry use...

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Fanning lays out AIA priorities for 2019

When the aerospace and defense industry succeeds, America is safer, more prosperous, and more innovative. Every day, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) advocates for the government actions and partnership with industry that can ensure America’s leadership in the increasingly competitive global market. At a media event February 15, AIA’s President and CEO Eric Fanning highlighted the key events and priority issues for which AIA will advocate in 2019, AIA’s Centennial Year, and took ...

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The Cost of Doing Nothing - House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Hearing

AIA represents the dynamic aerospace and defense (A&D) industry that keeps our nation secure and has been moving, connecting, and inspiring people for over a century. It’s an industry that brings different interests together, fostering the bipartisanship that leads to real action. Like you, we understand that aerospace and defense is at the heart of the American economy, generating $865 billion in sales and a trade surplus of $86 billion in 2017 – the largest of any U.S. exporting sector." -...

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House NASA Caucus Launch Reception

House NASA Caucus Launch Reception AIA President and CEO Eric Fanning Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Remarks as prepared Good evening. My name is Eric Fanning, and I am the President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association. I’m pleased to welcome all of you here for the first public event of the House NASA Caucus.  As many of you know, this Caucus was established last October and it has been working largely behind the scenes in anticipation of tonight’s keynote speaker being confirme...

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USA Pavilion Opening, 2018 Farnborough International Air Show, UK

Remarks by AIA CEO and President Eric Fanning USA Pavilion Opening, Farnborough International Air Show, UK Monday, July 16, 2018 Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank you, Mr. Ambassador. And thank you, Tom, for the amazing job you and Kallman do with this pavilion year after year. This space, and the people it brings together, are integral to why we’re all here at Farnborough and why we keep coming back every year to showcase the best of American aerospace and defense at air shows a...

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2018 Facts & Figures

2017 was a very strong year for the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry. As you’ll see in the pages that follow, the companies that make up A&D – from manufacturers and designers to suppliers and service providers – are playing a significant and transformative role in the American and global economies. The A&D industry plays a critical role in securing America’s national security, in driving our economy, in leading global innovation, and in inspiring people around ...

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Rockets on the Hill

AIA CEO and President Eric Fanning Rockets on the Hill Reception Friday, May 11, 2018 Remarks as prepared for delivery Good morning and welcome to Rockets on the Hill. I’m Eric Fanning, the President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association. I’m excited to see so many aspiring scientists, engineers and astronauts with us today. Thank you for joining us and your commitment to this competition. We’re going places—like Mars—where human explorers have never been before, m...

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Investing in the Nation’s Future: A Renewed Commitment to Federal Science Funding

AIA CEO and President Eric Fanning “Investing in the Nation’s Future: A Renewed Commitment to Federal Science Funding” Bipartisan Policy Center May 8, 2018 Remarks As Prepared for Delivery Jason (Grumet), thank you so much for those kind words and for inviting me to speak today. And thank you to the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Science Coalition for your leadership and vision on this issue. As Jason said, today we’re focused on the topic of federal science funding. Not neces...

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