Aerospace Industry: An Economic Stimulus

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ --

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Administration and Congress should look to the aerospace industry as it develops strategies to spur the economic recovery and create jobs, AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey said Wednesday.

"The aerospace industry is being overlooked as a job generator," said Blakey. "Our benefits are global and don't end at the water's edge."

In her remarks to nearly 400 members of the news media, government and industry at the Association's 45th annual Year-end Review and Forecast Luncheon, Blakey said that investment in aerospace is a proven job and economic multiplier.

Estimates place the total number of direct and indirect jobs generated by an approximate $6 billion investment in NextGen equipment at more than 150,000 through 2012, with 30,000 jobs generated the first year.

"Government incentives for NextGen will allow the system to come online up to six years ahead of schedule," continued Blakey. "Americans will start to enjoy travel again as the system becomes more efficient, and huge fuel savings will make us better stewards of the environment."

In her remarks, Blakey also commended the new defense team for recognizing the importance of a DoD-industry partnership and for its commitment to minimize the adverse impacts of policy choices on the industrial base.

Expressing concern about the future of U.S. preeminence in space, she said that unless we increase NASA's budget, we will be relying on the Russians for a ride to the International Space Station.

"That is not an exaggeration," said Blakey, adding, "AIA is working on a proposal for a new strategy to shore up support for NASA and our long-term leadership in space."

AIA launched the first-ever National Aerospace Day this year and is planning a week-long event in September 2010 that will broaden and amplify the message that aerospace directly benefits our economy, national security and workforce.

"Aerospace is very much about reaching for the stars," said Blakey. "The innovation of aerospace pioneers runs like a strand of DNA down through history to our present-day pathfinders. I'm confident that our long-term outlook is bright."

Founded in 1919, the Aerospace Industries Association represents the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of civil, military, and business aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aircraft systems, space systems, aircraft engines, materiel, and related components, equipment services, and information technology.

Web site: http://www.aia-aerospace.org//




Review Article Be the first to review this article
HP

Featured Video
Jobs
Senior Mechanical Engineer for Verb Surgical at Mountain View, CA
CAD Systems Administrator for KLA-Tencor at Milpitas, CA
Principal Research Mechatronics Engineer for Verb Surgical at Mountain View, CA
Lead Geospatial Analyst for Alion at McLean, VA
Industrial Designer Intern – Spring 2017 for Nvidia at Santa Clara, CA
Upcoming Events
SOLIDWORKS 2017 Launch Event – Walsall at Village Hotel Club, Walsall, WS2 8TJ Walsall United Kingdom - Mar 30, 2017
PI APPAREL Hong Kong 2017 at SHANGRI-LA KOWLOON 64 Mody Road Tsim Sha Tsui East Kowloon Hong Kong - Apr 5 - 6, 2017
SOLIDWORKS intro and hands on session – Slough at Baylis House, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3PB Slough United Kingdom - Apr 7, 2017
Engineer 3D! Training + Technology Conference at Hyatt Regency Milwaukee 333 West Kilbourn Avenue Milwaukee WI - Apr 25 - 26, 2017
SolidCAM: Patented Wizard to optimal feeds & speeds
MasterCAM



Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy Advertise