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Industry Innovation and Government Oversight: An Effective Partnership

Jan. 20, 2015

Taken by any measure, aviation continues to top the list of the world’s safest forms of transportation. In terms of hours flown, number of passengers transported, and number of…

Engine Ground Operations During Heavy Snow

Jan. 14, 2015

In response to tasking by the FAA as defined in a letter dated July 3, 2013, titled, “Request
Formation of Advisory Group to Address Specific Engine…

ADS-B Infrastructure: On Time, On Budget, On the Job

The Department of Transportation Inspector General’s report on issues surrounding the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system fails to state the obvious, that the infrastructure necessary to implement ADS-B is on time, on budget and on the job.  It is imperative that to improve our air transportation system and to enhance safety for future generations, the aviation industry, operators and government must all do their part to make NextGen a success.

Europe Decides Against Volcanic Ash Standards for Jet Engines

Author: George Novak

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) announced on July 30 it would not seek to regulate turbine engines to meet volcanic ash airworthiness requirements. Instead, the agency will continue to work with operators to ensure that flights conducted following volcanic eruptions avoid visible ash clouds. This is an important outcome for manufacturers and operators, both of which argued that development and circulation of new airworthiness standards regarding volcanic ash ingestion would be problematic.

Media Attacks on General Aviation, Helicopters, and UAS Require Setting the Record Straight

Author: Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO, AIA

We recognize that many subjects related to our industry can be very complex. Accordingly, for reporters covering aerospace and defense, it often pays to take the time to provide them with detailed and useful information about their focus of interest. At AIA, we are committed to working closely with journalists to give them the background they need to get their stories right. Our communications department fields dozens of calls every day from reporters and either responds directly to information requests, sets up interviews with myself and/or our policy experts, or if appropriate, have them reach out to member companies.

“When Drones Fall from the Sky” Story Falls Short

Today’s Washington Post story, “When Drones Fall from the Sky” ignores critical factors regarding safety of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in a misguided article that could frighten readers about the impending integration of UAS into the national airspace system.  From the opening sentence, the author refers to “a record of calamity that exposes the potential dangers of throwing open American skies to drone traffic,” when in fact, the safety records of military aircraft – which the author admits are improving and haven’t cost a single life – have little to do with future safe commercial operations of unmanned systems in domestic airspace on which the FAA is working diligently.

USA Today Flying Blind

Statement by AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey on misleading article on general aviation’s safety record

U.S. Competitiveness Hearing

U.S. Senate Commerce, Science And Transportation Committee, Aviation Subcommittee Hearing

WRITTEN REMARKS BY:
Dennis Muilenburg, Vice Chairman, President and COO, The Boeing Company
March 13, 2014

The U.S. Aviation Industry And Jobs: Keeping American Manufacturing Competitive

U.S. Senate Commerce, Science And Transportation Committee, Aviation Subcommittee Hearing

WRITTEN REMARKS BY:
Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO
March 13, 2014

AIA: NextGen Program to Face Challenges Under President’s FY15 Budget

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey on the release of the President’s fiscal year 2015 Budget Request for the Department of Transportation/Federal Aviation Administration.