AIAA provides policy guidance amid COVID-19 

American Institute of Aviation and Aerospace (AIAA) has issued a statement to call upon U.S. policymakers to protect the mission-critical aerospace and defense workforce and supply chain. Here in the United States, the aerospace and defense industry supports more than 2.5 million jobs and 17,000 suppliers from large manufacturers to small businesses that form the backbone of the supply chain. It represents more than $928 billion in economic output for the United States and more than $237 billion in wages. Aerospace has improved our quality of life by transforming transportation, medicine, defense, and security, among other things. We call on federal government officials and lawmakers to be mindful of and support the aerospace and defense industry during this challenging time.

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