Research & Reports


Life Cycle Benefits of Collaborative MBSE Use for Early Requirements Development

Life Cycle Benefits of Collaborative MBSE Use for Early Requirements Development

AIA believes government and industry can realize significant benefits by increasing and improving collaborative government and industry use of Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE), especially during the early requirements definition phase. This white paper discusses the current state and benefits of MBSE across the entire life cycle and provides proposals…

Aerospace and Defense: An Economic Impact Analysis

Aerospace and Defense: An Economic Impact Analysis

In January 2016, the Aerospace Industries Association commissioned  business information firm IHS, Inc. to quantify the economic contributions of the U.S. Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry to the U.S. economy and provide enhanced understanding of the industry’s extensive supply chain, by economic sector at the national and state level. …

Earth Observation Report

Earth Observation Report

The Aerospace Industries Association takes great pride in our member companies’ work in support of the space-based Earth observations capabilities that NASA, NOAA, the U.S. Geological Survey, and other government agencies put to use on behalf of our nation and people worldwide. Today, as this report details, space-based Earth observations are critical to saving lives…

Commercial Space Competitiveness - Strategy for the 21st Century

Space Competitiveness Paper

To become the commercial space leader, we must acknowledge the next generation of space innovation is being driven by the global commercial space environment. Just as our nation did after initial Soviet successes, we must set the pace in space by out-innovating and out-competing the global competition. We must…

Aviation: A Key to Economic Prosperity

Aviation: A Key to Economic Prosperity

Aeronautics – the science of flight – is a cornerstone of economic prosperity and is critical to maintaining our national security and defense. Today’s aviation industry owes its successes to U.S.-led research and development efforts to improve safety, reliability, and efficiency of air travel. U.S. leadership in aerospace – specifically in aeronautics – has…