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Aerospace and the Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

Governor Jay Inslee's Aerospace Summit EXCERPT FROM PREPARED REMARKS: Timothy Keating, Senior Vice President, Government Operations, The Boeing Company September 30, 2014 U.S. Aerospace & Competitiveness We need to do a better job of explaining what aerospace means to this state - and to this country.  During an era in which the U.S. has been effectively de-industrialized - with factories closed, company towns abandoned, and millions of jobs outsourced overseas - aerospace has rema...

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Joint Government and Industry Executive Forum for Lead (Pb)-free Electronics

Transitioning to lead-free electronics in the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry demands careful analysis and research into the performance, costs and availability of these materials. The Aerospace Industries Association sponsored a Joint Government and Industry Executive Forum for Lead-Free Electronics to examine the issues underlying implementation of these materials. The participants concluded a clear roadmap with discrete milestones, funding to accomplish these efforts and dedicated go...

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Domestic Aviation Manufacturing: Challenges and Opportunities

Subcommittee on Aviation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure WRITTEN REMARKS BY: Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO July 23, 2014 INTRODUCTION The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) appreciates the opportunity to present our views on the state of domestic aircraft manufacturing in the United States and the challenges we face in maintaining that leadership position. AIA and our members are very proud of the fact that, today, there is no sector of our economy co...

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Acquisition Rebalancing: Recommendations for Smart, Efficient & Effective Defense Procurement

The Department of Defense (DOD) must change how it acquires weapon systems and services. There is growing recognition from DOD leadership, Congress and the defense industry that it is time to revise the overly complex and burdensome system that drives unnecessary cost into programs and will soon make them unaffordable as defense budgets decline. Making the acquisition system more economic and more responsive has been an elusive target. The challenges of time-to-delivery and product c...

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The New American Space Age

Across the government and private sectors, more vehicles are now being built for human spaceflight than at any other point in history. Today’s NASA human spaceflight program is an ecosystem of diverse activity – developing both exploration systems and commercial transportation services. These elements are strategically linked to one another and vital to the success of the overall human spaceflight program. In the field of suborbital spaceflight, private companies are developing space...

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The U.S. Export-Import Bank

[embeddoc url="https://www.aia-aerospace.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/AIAExImDownloadable.pdf" download="all"] The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. is responsible for allowing businesses to export their products globally. It has for decades helped level to playing field for domestic export, build the U.S. economy by being a self-sustaining organization that returns money to American taxpayers and supports small businesses and jobs in America. ...

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Defense Research and Development

Federal investments in science and technology research and development are threatened by the current budget environment. The Aerospace Industries Association is embarking on an education effort to inform policymakers, elected leaders and the American public on the impact of federal R&D dollars on the innovations that redefine our everyday lives. This report – the first in a series that examines the impact of federal investment programs – highlights four case studies of private ...

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Defense Research & Development: From the Warfighter to American Consumers, Redefining Everyday Lives Through Innovation

Federal investments in science and technology research and development are threatened by the current budget environment. The Aerospace Industries Association is embarking on an education effort to inform policymakers, elected leaders and the American public on the impact of federal R&D dollars on the innovations that redefine our everyday lives. This report – the first in a series that examines the impact of federal investment programs – highlights four case studies of private ...

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The U.S. Aviation Industry and Jobs: Keeping American Manufacturing Competitive

[embeddoc url="https://www.aia-aerospace.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Blakey_Testimony_1.pdf" download="all"] U.S. Senate Commerce, Science And Transportation Committee, Aviation Subcommittee Hearing WRITTEN REMARKS BY: Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO March 13, 2014 INTRODUCTION The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) appreciates the opportunity to present our views on the competitiveness of the U.S. aviation industry. Today, there is no sector of our economy that contributes mo...

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U.S. Competitiveness Hearing

[embeddoc url="https://www.aia-aerospace.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Muilenburg_Testimony.pdf" download="all"] U.S. Senate Commerce, Science And Transportation Committee, Aviation Subcommittee Hearing WRITTEN REMARKS BY: Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO March 13, 2014 Introduction Madam Chair, Ranking Member Ayotte, and Members of the Committee, thank you for this opportunity to address the challenges to American competitiveness in the aerospace industry. I am Dennis Muilenburg, vi...

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The 2014 Team America Rocketry Challenge

[embeddoc url="https://www.aia-aerospace.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RocketGraphic2014.pdf" download="all"] The Team America Rocketry Challenge, or TARC as it is know by its faithful followers, is hosted anually by AIA and poses a different challenge every year. In 2014 the scoring criteria make this contest the most difficult one of the competition’s 12-year history. Check out the infographic that explains this year’s competition and flight of the rocket! For more complete rules visit...

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Restoring Balance in the Defense Acquisition System

Over the past quarter century, more than 300 commissions and studies have produced a variety of recommendations – some of which have become law – to change the way the U.S. military develops and buys new weapons systems. Yet the Department of Defense acquisition system continues to take longer and deliver less in quantity and capability while costs of modernization programs escalate. AIA has taken a hard look at what is causing this problem to develop this issue paper about what was disco...

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