California State Advocacy
California Aerospace Week
23–24 March 2015, State Capitol Building, Sacramento, California
This year’s event at the California State Capitol will bring 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 is expected to pass a resolution recognizing March as California Aerospace Month. The following day, AIAA will hold 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 will help lawmakers and staff members learn and survey the landscape of aerospace activities in California. On Tuesday evening, 24 March, AIAA will host a networking reception for legislators, staff, and industry members. AIAA has teamed with ASA, California Chapter to host this year’s event.
24-26 March 2014, State Capitol Building, Governor's Council's Chamber, Sacramento, California
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 Monday, 24 March, the California Legislature is expected to a pass resolution recognizing March as California Aerospace Month 2014. Tuesday, 25 March, will feature a an informational hearing of the Joint Select Committees on Aerospace, Launch California: Leading the Nation into Space, which will examine the cutting edge space research and manufacturing taking place in the Golden State. A roundtable discussion with policymakers and industry leaders will follow before a reception celebrating aerospace is held in the Governor's Council Room. The activities will conclude with attendees visiting with members of the Assembly and Senate on Wednesday, 26 March.
March 2013, 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 2012, 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 2013, 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.