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Sep 18, 2017, 14:00 ET Aerospace Industries Association announces selection of Eric K. Fanning as next President and CEO

The Aerospace Industries Association announced today that Eric K. Fanning will become its president and chief executive officer, effective January 1, ...


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 (Ret.)...


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 International Rocketry ...


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 first ...


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 Team...


Feb 28, 2017, 21:34 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, 02:38 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, 05:46 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, 03:30 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, Technology...


Jul 15, 2016, 02:41 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...


Apr 18, 2016, 12:43 ET World's Largest Rocket Contest Brings Nation's Top Student Rocketeers to D.C. Finals

One hundred teams of students across the country are advancing to the 2016 National Finals of the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). These teams ...


Mar 03, 2016, 05:16 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 competition. 789 ...


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 largest...


Jun 19, 2015, 12:30 ET U.S. Team Wins International Rocketry Competition

Seven students from the Russellville City Schools of Russellville, Ala., won first place in the International Rocketry Challenge at the 2015 Paris...


Jun 04, 2015, 10:00 ET David F. Melcher Named President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association

The Aerospace Industries Association announced today that David F. Melcher will become its President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 8,...


May 11, 2015, 03:24 ET Alabama students take home the gold at the Team America Rocketry Challenge National Finals

The RCS Engineers Rocketry Team from Russellville, Ala., beat out 100 competitors to claim first place at the National Finals of the 2015 Team...


Apr 06, 2015, 12:09 ET World's largest rocketry contest brings top students to nation's capital for final fly-off

More than 600 students across the country received news last Friday that they are advancing to the national finals of the 2015 Team America Rocketry...


Mar 03, 2015, 08:30 ET Thousands of students participate in world's largest rocketry competition

Nearly 4,000 middle and high school students across the country are gearing up for the 2015 Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), the aerospace and ...


Feb 24, 2015, 12:10 ET Marion Blakey Departs the Aerospace Industries Association

The Aerospace Industries Association announces today that after her successful seven-year tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer, Marion C....


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 present...


Sep 08, 2014, 01:43 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 funding...