About AAIA

Alabama Aerospace Industry Association is a private non-profit, industry-led organization of aerospace and defense industry leaders committed to growing business in Alabama.  Formed in 2003, AAIA’s mission is to promote the growth of aerospace in Alabama.  The association provides an industry-led voice on opportunities and issues for economic growth. 

 Alabama is home to more than 300 companies engaged in the aerospace and defense sectors.    The aerospace and defense supply chain encompasses multiple industry sectors: Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM); Technical Services, Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO), and Parts Suppliers and Vendors.  Companies large and small deliver the technical expertise necessary to support the development, testing, and life cycle support for rockets, missiles, rotorcraft, fixed wing aircraft, and unmanned vehicles for both the government and commercial markets.

Activities of AAIA

  • Promoting the State of Alabama as a top location for aerospace company growth
  • Responding to inquiries from other states, countries, and media about Alabama’s aerospace industry
  • Referring Alabama aerospace companies to companies seeking providers of specific design, manufacturing, and service capabilities
  • Business-to-Business connection opportunities to members
  • Supporting economic development efforts at the state and local levels.
AAIA Leadership
The AAIA is lead by a volunteer board of directors and is coordinated by an executive director.  Communications with members and the public are primarily through this website or e-mail.  Any aerospace company with a physical presence in Alabama may be eligible to join.  
AAIA Membership
Companies with an Alabama presence working in or supplying goods or services to the aerospace industry are eligible to apply for membership.  The annual dues are based on firm size measured by the number of employees working in Alabama.  
  • $250 for 1-499 employees
  • $500 for 500-999 employees
  • $1,000 for 1,000 and above employees.  
To apply for AAIA membership, contact us for an application.  
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