Author: Edward Goldstein — Our AIA staff comes to the association from a variety of backgrounds. Five of us are fortunate enough to have ties to the space program. Frank Slazer, our Vice President for Space Systems has worked as an engineer and business development lead on various space activities, including the International Space Station, >> Read More
Author: Daniel “Dan” Stohr — One key role AIA plays is as an aggregator — bringing together stakeholders to discuss topics of importance to the aerospace and defense industry. Last week was a busy one for AIA in that role — we hosted meetings and participated on a panel that demonstrated AIA’s value contributing to >> Read More
Author: Daniel “Dan” Stohr — Passage this week of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) by Congress is a major step forward for U.S. manufacturers. AIA applauds the members of Congress who shepherded the bill through to passage and thanks them for their leadership. TPA establishes concrete rules for international trade discussions with our economic partners throughout >> Read More
Author: Ashley Gudzak — The RCS Engineers from Russellville, Alabama, had a great first day at the Paris Air Show. Thursday was day one of the International Rocketry Competition, kicking off the two-day event with the presentation portion of the contest. All three student rocketry teams – from the United States, the U.K. and France >> Read More
Author: Keith Mordoff — The Paris Air Show may be many things, but at the end of the day it’s about business. The business of international sales; cooperation and partnering; forging relationships and sharing ideas. AIA’s new executive leadership team understands this objective and has been doing just that at this year’s Paris Air Show. >> Read More
Author: Ashley Gudzak — The RCS Engineers may have claimed the title of U.S. student rocketry champions, but do they have what it takes to triumph over the winning teams from the UK and France? The seven-student rocketry team from Russellville, Alabama, is the winner of this year’s Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). In May, >> Read More
Author: Frank Slazer I recently had a unique opportunity to tour the Virgin Galactic facility at the Mojave, CA Air and Spaceport. VirginGalactic, an AIA member, is actively moving forward with their plans to put anyone into space who buys a ticket – just as is done in every other field of transport. While this >> Read More
Author: Edward Goldstein — Washington DC provided on May 8th “the Greatest Generation” another opportunity to receive the heartfelt thanks of their countrymen. That day, World War II veterans gathered at the memorial honoring their service to watch more than 50 vintage military aircraft in 15 formations fly over the National Mall in recognition of >> Read More
Author: Keith Mordoff — Twenty five years in space. Remarkable. The Hubble Space Telescope continues to defy all odds and has easily exceeded the pre-launch hype of being “the greatest advance in astronomy since Galileo.” Although Hubble’s greatness and accomplishments are undeniable today, it didn’t start out that way. Back in 1990 I was standing >> Read More
In celebration of National Aerospace Week’s fifth anniversary, I would like to applaud the U.S. aerospace community on its contributions to our country’s national security and economic prosperity. The American aerospace and defense industry helps form the backbone of our nation’s technological edge. They deserve our recognition for making the industry the world’s leader in aerospace innovation and helping to protect American service members in every part of the globe.
Arlington, Va. – Ongoing and emerging security threats, aging civil and space infrastructure, fiscal challenges and keeping and creating jobs all present our nation with enormous challenges. This yearâ€™s National Aerospace Week, an event established by Congress, will focus on informing the debate over choices our government will make in the coming months.
COMMERCE AND EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY COLLABORATE TO IMPROVE COMPETITIVENESS OF U.S. AEROSPACE INDUSTRY
WASHINGTONâ€“Commerce Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Universityâ€™s (ERAU) Worldwide Campus Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Dr. John Watret will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on September 15 for collaboration in providing services to enhance the competitiveness of the U.S. aerospace manufacturing industry.
Earlier this week the Senate unanimously passed a resolution declaring the third week of September to be National Aerospace Week.
â€œThe U.S. aerospace industry is a powerful reliable source of employment, innovation and export income,â€ declared Rep.Vern Ehlers (D-MI) during a floor speech July 21 introducing a joint resolution establishing National Aerospace Week.
Arlington, Va. â€“ Following the resounding success of the first-ever National Aerospace Day last year, the Aerospace Industries Association is expanding the activities this year during National Aerospace Week, September 12-18.
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed resolutions recognizing Sept. 16, 2009 as National Aerospace Day.