On April 1, 2014, Aerospace Caucus co-chairs, Senators Patty Murray and Saxby Chambliss, hosted an event on the importance of defense research and development (R&D) on innovation. The event featured Dr. Arati Prabhakar the Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), who spoke....
AIA helps ensure that the aerospace and defense industry remains on the cutting edge of technology and innovation by being strong advocates for our industry. This includes publishing periodic reports and white papers on matters important to our industry.
Betsy Schmid, AIA’s new Vice President for National Security and Acquisition Policy, has received the U.S. Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Award. Presented by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus in a March 19, 2014 ceremony, the award is the highest honor given to those outside of naval service.
On February 21, 2014, the U.S. Export-Import Bank announced at an event held at the Savannah, Ga., headquarters of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation that it had surpassed its goal of financing $1 billion in sales of American-made business aircraft and helicopters.