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Press releases (01/05/11) Sulzer Metco Joins Aerospace Industry Association (AIA)

Sulzer Metco Joins Aerospace Industry Association (AIA) The Aerospace Industries Association, founded in 1919 only a few years after the birth of flight, is the premier trade association representing the nation's major aerospace and defense manufacturers.

Founded only a few years after the birth of flight and based in Arlington, Va., AIA is led by a Board of Governors that consists of senior representatives (generally chief executive officers) of member companies, and an Executive Committee. A hallmark of AIA is that it receives its policy guidance from the direct involvement of CEO-level officers of the country's major aerospace companies. The government frequently seeks advice from AIA on issues, and AIA provides a forum for government and industry representatives to exchange views and resolve problems on non-competitive matters related to the aerospace industry. The association concentrates on issues covering civil aviation, space, national security, international and procurement & finance.

Today, more than 300 major aerospace and defense companies and their suppliers are members of the association, embodying every high-technology manufacturing segment of the U.S. aerospace and defense industry from commercial aviation and avionics, to manned and unmanned defense systems, to space technologies and satellite communications.

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