The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) represents the aerospace endeavor and the technical professionals who supports it. AIAA's advocacy programs have four overall goals:
- To foster AIAA as the voice of, and advocate for, the aerospace profession;
- To contribute to society by acting as a catalyst for information flow and creative exchange;
- To create high value for our members; and
- To strengthen the profession by stimulating workforce development and retention.
AIAA meets these goals by its advocacy on behalf of issues that impact the nation’s aeronautics research programs and the professionals employed by those programs and by the associated industries.
Strategy for Recovery of Business and General Aviation – General Aviation (GA) continues to struggle in recovering from the combined effects of the current economic climate and the political criticism driven by the perception of corporate excess. The timely recovery of GA is important to the U.S. because it is an integral and vital part of the airspace system operated for the public benefit, because it is a high-technology industry, and because it is a critical component of the overall U.S. economy.