Since 1919, The Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc. (AIA) has been the premier trade association representing the nation's aerospace and defense manufacturers and suppliers. Over the past year, their membership has witnessed dramatic growth, and now includes more than 300 of the top companies in the industry. The Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc. shapes public policy that ensures the U.S. aerospace, defense, and homeland security industry remains preeminent and that its members are successful and profitable in a changing global market.AIA is the voice of the aerospace, defense, and homeland security industry, representing the nationís leading manufacturers and suppliers of civil, military, and business aircraft, helicopters, UASs, space systems, aircraft engines, missiles, materiel, and related components, equipment, services, and information technology. Serving its members and the nation, AIA establishes industry goals and strategies, achieving consensus among its members and national and global stakeholders and implementing solutions to industry-wide issues related to national and homeland security, civil aviation, and space. As a highly visible, proactive, and solution-oriented organization, AIA is recognized and trusted by its members, industry, government, the international community, the news media, and the public as the premier organization representing the U.S. aerospace, defense, and homeland security industry and its collective interests.