Tag Archives: Aerospace Industries Association

AIA Makes Net-Zero Emission Pledge; Eric Fanning Quoted

Eric Fanning

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is leading a study to assess the state of U.S. sustainable aviation technologies and determine the types of investments and public policies as part of its commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. AIA joins the trade group Airlines for America and several U.S. airlines in advancing efforts to meet the goal of zero-net emissions in the next three decades.

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Aerospace & Defense Industry Recorded $874B in 2020 Revenue; AIA’s Eric Fanning Quoted

Eric Fanning

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) has released a report saying the aerospace and defense industry was still able to record $874 billion in revenues, contribute $90.6 billion in exports and hired 2.09 million workers in 2020 despite the significant business and job losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Trade Association Urges U.S. Government to Speed Up Implementation of Aircraft Engine Emission Rules

Aircraft Engine Emission

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is calling on the U.S. government to expedite review of potential rule changes for aircraft engines to facilitate the implementation of global standards meant to reduce soot emissions ahead of the 2023 deadline and avoid any potential supply chain disruption.

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CISA Creates Working Group to Secure Space Systems Infrastructure; Brandon Wales Quoted

Lt. Col. Jody Ogle

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has established a working group dedicated to the protection of space systems that contribute to the U.S. critical infrastructure. The Space Systems Critical Infrastructure Working Group combines industry and government expertise to develop risk reduction strategies for these space systems, CISA said Thursday.

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GE’s Peter Prowitt to Serve as Aerospace Industries Association’s CIO

Peter Prowitt

Peter Prowitt, the executive director of global government relations at General Electric's (NYSE: GE) aviation arm, has been appointed to serve as the Aerospace Industries Association's chief operating officer, Inside Defense reported Wednesday. He will begin his tenure as AIA CIO in July and succeed Bob Durbin, a former U.S. Army officer, who will soon retire from the association.

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$696M Defense Appropriations Bill Includes Separate Funding Accounts for Space Force

Eric Fanning

The U.S. Space Force (USSF) would receive $15.2 billion under the $696 billion fiscal 2021 defense spending bill approved by Congress as part of a government appropriations package, reflecting its first budget as a separate military branch. The $2.3 trillion omnibus bill includes operations, maintenance, procurement, research, development, test and evaluation program lines for USSF.

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House Panel Asks FCC to Delay Vote on Proposed Space Debris Rules

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The House Science Committee has called on the Federal Communications Commission to delay an April 23 vote on its updated space debris regulations, SpaceNews reported Friday. The FCC on April 2 issued its draft “Mitigating Orbital Debris in the New Space Age” regulations, which would allow the commission to deny licenses to companies operating satellite networks with a collective collision risk of more than 1 in 1,000.

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DoD Study Examines Compliance of Small, Large Firms With Cyber Standards; Kevin Fahey Quoted

A recent Department of Defense study says small and large contractors are struggling to comply with DoD’s new cybersecurity standards, Defense One reported Monday. “For the most part, the big companies do very well,” Kevin Fahey, assistant defense secretary for acquisition, told reporters at the Pentagon Monday. “But in no case do they meet everything that they thought they met.”

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