AIA Sets Press Conference to Discuss “Devastating Job Losses” in Aerospace Industry

AIA PR — The Aerospace Industries Association and leading industry CEOs are holding a press conference Wednesday September 14 on the devastating job losses, national security threats and infrastructure implications that would result from budget cuts put in motion by this summer’s debt-ceiling deal. AIA and the CEOs of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Pratt & Whitney and other firms will address the long-term costs that another round of major cuts would have on the defense capabilities, industrial workforce, and America’s legacy of innovation in space and civil aviation leadership.

Who:
AIA Chairman James F. Albaugh, President & Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Airplanes, The Boeing Company
AIA Vice Chairman David P. Hess, President, Pratt & Whitney, United Technologies Corporation
Marion C. Blakey, AIA President and CEO
Charles A. Gray, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Frontier Electronic Systems
Dawne S. Hickton, Vice Chair, President & Chief Executive Officer, RTI International Metals, Inc.
Richard L. McNeel, Chairman, President & CEO of LORD Corporation

What: Press briefing discussing the devastating impact on aerospace and defense jobs resulting from further defense cuts.

When: Wednesday, September 14. Doors open at 9:45am and the briefing will begin at 10:00am.

Where: The Holeman Lounge at the National Press Club

Please RSVP to Dan Stohr at dan.stohr@aia-aerospace.org or (703) 358-1078.