Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is an American employment association representing manufacturers and suppliers of civil, military, business aircraft, helicopters, UAVs, space systems, aircraft engines, missiles, materials and related components, equipments, services and information technology in the United States. AIA is established in 1919 at Arlington Country is a region in the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA and Dave Melcher (President & CEO) and David Joyce (Chairman) are the founders of AIA.
Slogan for AIA is "Aerospace and Defense: The Strength to Lift America"
The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is founded in 1919 only a few years after the birth of flight, is the premier trade association representing major aerospace, defense manufacturers and suppliers in the United States.
Based in Arlington, Va., AIA is led by a Board of Governors meet twice a year and consists of senior representatives of member companies at the c-suite level,an executive committee that meets more frequently, The hallmark of AIA is that it receives its policy guidance since the direct participation of CEO-level officers of the country’s major aerospace and defense companies. The government frequently seeks advice from AIA on issues, and it provides a forum for government and industry representatives to exchange opinions and resolve problems on non-competitive matters related to the aerospace and defense industry.
Today, more than 300 major aerospace & defense companies and their suppliers are members of the association, embodying every high-technology manufacturing segment of the U.S. aerospace & defense industry from commercial aviation and avionics, to manned as well as unmanned defense systems, to space technologies and satellite communications.
David F. Melcher is the association’s chief executive officer as well as president. AIA member company representatives sit on various councils being guided by AIA staff to frame industry positions on specific issues for approval by the Executive Committee and the Board of Governors.
The association concentrates on the issues covering civil aviation, defense and security and international. In addition, the association has office for communications, Legislative Affairs, and Membership Services. Other significant properties of AIA include second to none, the supplier management Council, the Team America Rocketry Challenge and the Aerospace Research Center.Read More»