AIA Brings Aboard Three Division Leaders

Arlington, Va. —The Aerospace Industries Association is pleased to announce that three leaders with extensive government and industry experience will be joining the AIA team.  John Luddy has been named Vice President for National Security and Acquisition Policy (NS&AP), William ‘Doc’ Syers joins AIA as Vice President for Legislative Affairs and Paul Paolozzi will lead the Communications team as Vice President of Communications.

AIA: Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization: A Missed Opportunity

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO David F. Melcher on Congress allowing the authorization of the Export-Import Bank to lapse

Arlington, Va. —Today Congress missed an opportunity to support thousands of American jobs at firms across the nation that are striving to compete in a global marketplace tilted against them by foreign governments and subsidized competition.  Despite the Export-Import Bank of the United States having the support of broad bipartisan majorities in both chambers of Congress, a small minority has prevented a vote reauthorizing this important export financing tool for U.S. exporters. 

U.S. Team Wins International Rocketry Competition

PARIS, June 19, 2015 –Seven students from the Russellville City Schools of Russellville, Ala., won first place in the International Rocketry Challenge at the 2015 Paris Air Show on June 19. The U.S. team, sponsored by Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), beat teams from the United Kingdom, who came in second place, and France, who took home third.

David F. Melcher Named President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association

Arlington, Va. —The Aerospace Industries Association announced today that David F. Melcher will become its President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 8, 2015.

Alabama students take home the gold at the Team America Rocketry Challenge National Finals

The Plains, Va. – The RCS Engineers Rocketry Team from Russellville, Ala., beat out 100 competitors to claim first place at the National Finals of the 2015 Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). After months of rocketry design, test flights and qualification launches, hundreds of students from across the country traveled to Great Meadow in the Plains, Va., to vie for the title of champion of the largest rocketry competition in the world.