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Jul 13, 2017, 09:10 ET Aerospace Industries Association announces the departure of David F. Melcher, President and CEO

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the premier association representing the Aerospace and Defense industry, today announced that LTG...


Jun 23, 2017, 11:25 ET U.S. Rocketry Students Impress at Internationals, Win Gold

The 10-student team from Festus High School in Festus, Mo., bested the world's best rocketry teams and took first place in the...


May 15, 2017, 22:46 ET Missouri Students Win National Championship in World's Largest Rocket Contest

Proving their impressive prowess with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills, the Festus High School of Festus, Mo., captured...


Apr 10, 2017, 16:35 ET Student Rocketeers Soar into Finals of World's Largest Rocket Contest in D.C.

This May, students will prove that for both their dreams and their scientific expertise, the sky truly is the limit. As part of the 15th annual...


Feb 28, 2017, 22:34 ET AIA: President Trump's Budget Priorities Will Create Jobs and Enhance American Competitiveness

On behalf of the more than 330 member companies of the Aerospace Industries Association and the 1.7 million people our industry employs, we welcome...


Dec 06, 2016, 14:38 ET AIA's Melcher: "Megatrends" That Demand Focus in 2017

Aerospace Industries Association's President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Melcher today articulated industry priorities with the new...


Nov 17, 2016, 17:46 ET AIA Announces Board Elections for 2017

The Aerospace Industries Association today elected Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis A. Muilenburg to serve as 2017 Chairman of AIA's Board...


Nov 09, 2016, 11:48 ET AIA Congratulates President-elect Trump and the 115th Congress

The Aerospace Industries Association offers its congratulations to President-elect Donald J. Trump and the 115th Congress. We look forward to the...


Oct 06, 2016, 15:30 ET Defense Associations meet with Defense Secretary Carter and Under Secretary Kendall for Joint Government/Industry Discussions

 Three major defense trade associations met with Secretary of Defense, Dr. Ashton Carter and Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition,...


Jul 15, 2016, 14:41 ET U.S. Rocketry Students Soar at International Championship

Five students from Odle Middle School in Bellevue, Washington, took first place in the International Rocketry Challenge at the 2016 Farnborough...


Mar 03, 2016, 17:16 ET World's Largest Rocketry Competition Launches Student Careers in STEM

 Nearly 5,000 students across the country are gearing up for the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), the world's largest rocketry...


Feb 11, 2016, 12:13 ET AIA: President's Budget Request Not Adequate to Meet Pressing National Needs

 AIA believes that the President's Fiscal Year 2017 budget request does not provide the funding we need to ensure safe air transportation, make...


Sep 01, 2015, 09:58 ET Student Rocketeers Wanted for World's Largest Rocket Competition 2015-2016

 Although the end of summer indicates the beginning of classes for students across the country, it also signals the kickoff of the world's...


Dec 17, 2014, 12:30 ET AIA: Poll Shows Public Demand for Increased National Security Spending

 The Aerospace Industries Association released data today from a study conducted on their behalf by Harris Poll showing that after discussing...


Sep 08, 2014, 13:43 ET Student Rocketeers Wanted for World's Largest Rocket Competition

Although the end of summer indicates the beginning of classes for students across the country, it also signals the kickoff of the world's largest...


Jun 19, 2013, 07:58 ET Poll Demonstrates Popular Support for Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) released new poll data at the Paris Air Show today, showing worldwide public perception of civil and...


May 17, 2013, 10:50 ET AIA Reminds Young Americans: We Are the Explorers

 The Aerospace Industries Association, in partnership with Challenger Center for Space Science Education, sponsored a first-of-its-kind crowd...


Apr 22, 2013, 11:35 ET Students from rocket contest return for the third White House Science Fair

Students pursuing STEM education showcase rocket designs for President Obama  This morning, students participating in the Team America...


Apr 02, 2013, 11:28 ET World's Largest Student Rocket Contest Shows Momentum in Growing Strong Aerospace & Defense Workforce Pipeline

AIA's Team America Rocketry Challenge announces its top 100 teams for national fly-off in May  Hundreds of students from across the...


Mar 08, 2013, 16:50 ET AIA Welcomes Next Steps Toward Comprehensive Export Control Reform

Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey applauds White House action on export control requirements for military...


Mar 08, 2013, 16:42 ET AIA Receives Aviation Week & Space Technology Laureate Award for Workforce Development Activities

 Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, and Susan Lavrakas, AIA's Director of Workforce, were honored...


Mar 01, 2013, 12:11 ET AIA Vows to Continue Fight Against Sequestration

Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey calls on Congress and President Obama to use the opportunity of extending the...


Feb 11, 2013, 10:13 ET More than 3,500 Organizations Demand End to Sequestration Cuts

Unprecedented joining of groups across all sectors sends a clear message to Congress and the White House that with 2.14 million jobs on the line,...


Jan 30, 2013, 13:36 ET AIA Sounds the Alarm on Economic Downturn Report

Statement by Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association on reports of the contraction of the U.S. economy in the...


Jan 16, 2013, 08:45 ET AIA Reacts to Joint Chiefs' Call for End to Sequestration

Statement by Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association on reports that the Joint Chiefs of Staff wrote to...