ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIA enrolled three new full members last week to reach its highest total membership in history, standing at 136 full and 185 associate members.
"In challenging economic times, AIA's strong representation is essential to protecting the business interests of the nation's aerospace and defense industry," said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. "We extend our congratulations to our new members and look forward to helping establish new opportunities for all of our members."
AIA's new full members added to its roster this month include:
Aero-Mark, LLC is an aviation investment and operating company with more than 25 years of experience in the aviation sector. Its current major holding, Certified Aviation Services LLC, provides line and heavy maintenance services to airlines and modification of special purpose aircraft. CAS is headquartered in Ontario, Calif., and operates at 25 airports throughout the United States.
Colt Defense LLC, together with its subsidiaries, is one of the world's leading designers, developers and manufacturers of small arms weapons systems. The company's portfolio of products and services meets evolving military and law enforcement requirements around the world. In addition, Colt Defense designs, develops and produces weapon launch systems mounted on and working in conjunction with military aircraft and rotorcraft. Colt has supplied weapons systems to governments worldwide for more than 160 years.
Comtech AeroAstro, Inc. is a leader in satellite systems, components and advanced communications technologies. Comtech AeroAstro combines revolutionary technologies and a unique systems engineering approach to provide dramatically lower cost spacecraft and components to government and commercial customers.
For a full listing of AIA's membership, visit http://www.aia-aerospace.org/about_aia/our_members/.
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Founded in 1919 shortly after the birth of flight, the Aerospace Industries Association is the most authoritative and influential trade association representing the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of civil, military and business aircraft, helicopters,unmanned aircraft systems, space systems, aircraft engines, missiles, homeland and cybersecurity systems, materiel and related components, equipment services and information technology.
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