Celebrating Aerospace and Defense – Saving and Improving Lives Every Day
National Aerospace Week – the third week in September annually – was established by AIA in 2010 as an opportunity for the aerospace industry and its supporters to recognize the enormous contribution that the industry makes to America’s economy, competitiveness and national security. To support the effort, both houses of Congress issued a resolution on September 13, 2010 (H.Con.Res.292) establishing the third week in September annually as National Aerospace Week. Since its inception, National Aerospace Week (history) has been a rallying call for interested groups nationwide to demonstrate their support for the industry by sponsoring numerous events nationally and locally during the week.
With federal budgets under great pressure and cuts under sequestration continuing, it’s important especially now that elected officials in Congress and the administration fully appreciate the enormous contribution aerospace and defense makes to America’s well being. We’re reaching out to our members and organizations around the country to highlight key themes and messages during National Aerospace Week.
As in previous years, we need you to get engaged during National Aerospace Week. You can do so by hosting events, communicating with elected officials – nationally and locally – and sponsoring other activities (toolkit). To underscore the importance of the industry and speak volumes at a critical time, National Aerospace Week will tie in with AIA’s multi-year budget campaign Second to None. The industry and the nation appreciate your interest and support. We look forward to having you join us as we work to keep our industry strong and resourceful as it can be.
If you would like to sponsor an event, add an existing event to our national calendar, or want additional information on National Aerospace Week, please refer to the contacts provided on the bottom of this page.
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- Second to None One-Pager
- “What the Experts are Saying”
- Second to None TPS
- Second To None campaign
- Support Exploration
If you are participating in National Aerospace Week as a business, individual or organization we encourage you to spread the word to let your family, friends, employees, co-workers and supporters know what you are doing to participate this year.
- Test your fandom – take the Aerospace Knowledge Quiz
- Stay involved in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag: #AeroWeek
- Tweet at the Aerospace Industries Association via @AIAspeaks
- Share your photos with the Aerospace Industries Association at Facebook.com/AIA.Aerospace
- This high resolution flyer advertising the National Aerospace Week hashtag and Aerospace Knowledge Quiz is available for download or print here.
- Check out videos from the Aerospace Industries Association’s YouTube channel.