The aerospace and defense industry contributes to our economic vitality, national security and technological superiority. Hundreds of thousands of industry workers across the country are keeping the United States strong and competitive. Our industry serves as a wellspring of innovation leading to extraordinary advances in technology, exploration and environmental stewardship. We are muscle and heart of the American economy.
Join us in celebrating National Aerospace Week. Together let’s remind our citizens and elected officials that we are the “Strength to Lift America,” and recognize these important facts:
- 3.5 million jobs are supported by the aerospace and defense industry
- Supports $324 billion in annual aerospace and defense sales
- Supports $89.6 billion in U.S. aerospace and defense sales exports
- Contributes 2.23 percent of total U.S. GDP
A series of events in Washington, D.C. and across the country are being planned. New research reports, contests for youth and other events hosted by businesses and communities across the country will showcase the industry’s role in the future high-tech workforce of America and in creating and sustaining high-paying jobs across the country.
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Check out photos from AIA’s Senate Aerospace Caucus breakfast in conjunction with Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Pete Olson (R-TX) & Jerry Costello (D-IL). This event was co-sponsored with the National Reconnaissance Office to highlight recently declassified mil-space hardware used for image collection during the Cold War.More details
Check out photos from AIA’s Wings of Liberty reception with this year’s recipient Congressman Howard Philip “Buck” McKeon (R-CA). The Wings of Liberty award is the highest honor AIA can bestow upon a person to recognize their significant contributions to the aerospace and defense industry.More details
Check out photos from AIA’s Senate Aerospace Caucus.More details
Check out photos from AIA’s March to the Hill leading up to a daylong session of meetings with key members of Congress and staff.More details
More information on the Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator available from the Boeing Press office.More details