California State Advocacy
California Aerospace Day
29 February–1 March 2016, State Capitol Building, Sacramento, California
For the fifth straight year, AIAA hosted the California aerospace event to highlight the importance of the aerospace industry to the state’s economy, education system, manufacturing base, and workforce. The event featured a joint hearing, held by the Assembly Select Committee on Aerospace and the Senate Select Committee on Defense and Aerospace, exploring the challenges and opportunities for women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Separate briefings focused on the breadth of the aerospace community in California, including how small businesses are transforming the aerospace sector, the challenges faced by aerospace suppliers statewide, how unmanned aerial vehicles will be integrated into the National Airspace System, and an aerospace economic impact study that encompassed eight Southern California counties.
23–24 March, State Capitol Building, Sacramento, California
The event brought together state lawmakers and their staff to learn more about the importance of the aerospace industry to California’s economy, educational system, manufacturing base, and workforce. On Monday, 23 March, the California Legislature passed a resolution recognizing March as California Aerospace Month. The following day, AIAA held an afternoon “California Aerospace 101” session where senior representatives from Boeing, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo helped lawmakers and staff members learn and survey the landscape of aerospace activities in California. On Tuesday evening, 24 March, AIAA hosted a networking reception for legislators, staff, and industry members. AIAA teamed with ASA, California Chapter to host the event.
24–26 March, State Capitol Building, Governor's Council's Chamber, Sacramento, California
The multiple day event at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, CA, educated state lawmakers about California's economically important aerospace industry. On Monday, 24 March, the California Legislature passed a resolution recognizing March as California Aerospace Month 2014. Tuesday, 25 March, featured an informational hearing of the Joint Select Committees on Aerospace, Launch California: Leading the Nation into Space, which examined the cutting edge space research and manufacturing taking place in the Golden State. A roundtable discussion with policymakers and industry leaders followed and a reception celebrating aerospace was held in the Governor's Council Room. The activities concluded with attendees visiting with members of the Assembly and Senate on Wednesday, 26 March.
March, State Capitol Building, Governor's Council's Chamber, Sacramento,
A multiple day event at the California State Capitol, in Sacramento, CA, intended to educate state lawmakers about California's
economically important aerospace industry. On Tuesday, 12 March, AIAA hosted a
breakfast panel discussion in the Governor’s Council’s Chambers for members and
staff of the California state government. Followed over the next several days by
meetings with individual representatives.
8 March, State Capitol Building, Governor's Council's Chamber, Sacramento, California
California’s aerospace industry dwarfs both Hollywood and agriculture as the state’s primary source of jobs, an AIAA panel reminded representatives of the California state legislature at the California State Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA, on Tuesday, 8 August. The event’s theme was: “California Aerospace: Stuck in the Past, or Rocketing into the Future?”
AIAA Policy Symposium: Civilian Applications of UAVs - A California Perspective
2013 AIAA Policy Symposium: Civilian Applications of UAVs - A California Perspective
26–28 March, Westlake Hyatt, Westlake Village, California
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) spending is expected to almost double over the next decade, from annual worldwide expenditures of $6.6 billion to $11.4 billion, totaling more than $89 billion over the next ten years. Congress has directed the FAA to create six testing sites and a UAV certification plan by 2015. California is expected to earn one of those test sites.