AIA: Poll Shows Public Demand for Increased National Security Spending

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association released data today from a study conducted on their behalf by Harris Poll showing that after discussing present and future security threats facing the United States, more than two thirds of registered voters (69 percent) say that given the evolving and increased threats to America’s security, the U.S. government should increase spending on America’s national security relative to the caps set more than three years ago. The same number (69 percent) says they would be more likely to support a candidate for public office who supports increased spending on national security. The study was conducted by telephone in November among over 800 registered voters.

Berry Recognized with Lyman Award

Arlington, Va. — F. Clifton “Clif” Berry, Jr., a long-time journalist, author and public relations professional in the aerospace and defense field, has been selected to receive the 2014 Lauren D. Lyman Award for outstanding achievement in aerospace communications.

AIA Presents First Wright-Curtiss Legacy Award to U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association presented its first Wright-Curtiss Legacy Award December 2 to U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), in recognition of his longtime support of the aerospace and defense industry.

AIA Congratulates Bob Hoover on Wright Brothers Trophy Award

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association congratulates Robert L. “Bob” Hoover on his selection as the recipient of the 2014 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy.  The Wright Trophy is annually awarded to a living American for “…significant public service of enduring value to aviation in the United States.”

FAA’s Motion Picture UAS Decision a Good First Step

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey on FAA’s decision to permit limited use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to produce motion pictures