AIA Welcomes Carter Confirmation

Sep 23, 2011, 18:24 ET from Aerospace Industries Association

Statement by Marion C. Blakey, President & CEO of AIA

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the confirmation of Dr. Ashton Carter as deputy secretary of defense. Dr. Carter brings strong experience and commitment to a critical position for our national security. At a time when defense is going through a significant transition, his strong leadership is welcomed by the industry. We look forward to working with him and Secretary Panetta to ensure that we preserve the technological advantage that our troops rely on as tough choices are made.

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, homeland and cybersecurity systems, materiel and related components, equipment services and information technology.

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