ASD on the international scene

The International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations (ICCAIA).
ICCAIA was established in 1972 to provide the civil aircraft industry observer status as a means to be represented in the deliberations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

David F. Melcher, President & Chief Executive Officer of Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), is the Chairman of ICCAIA in 2015-2016. The Vice Chairman is Jim Quick, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC).

The role of ICCAIA:

  • Promote those technological advances necessary to support the achievement of safe and economical air transport
  • Represent the needs of its membership and the industry in respect of those national and international bodies responsible for aviation, in order to achieve aviation policies that promote a sustainable global economy
  • Maintain the industry's commitment to high standards of professional performance, integrity, fairness and reliability

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Aerospace Industires Association (AIA)
ASD and AIA have been cooperating for several years on matters of common interest in the domain of civil aviation.

AIA, based in Arlington, USA, is today composed of more than 100 major aerospace and defense companies, members of the association, embodying every high-technology manufacturing segment of the U.S. aerospace and defense industry from commercial aviation and avionics, to manned and unmanned defense systems, to space technologies and satellite communications.

AIA and ASD have jointly developed the Global Principles of Business Ethics for the Aerospace and Defence Industry and continue to join forces to promote highest ethical standards. Read more under Ethics.

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The Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies (SJAC)
Through the ICCAIA membership, a well-established and concrete relationship has been built with ASD's Japanese counterpart, SJAC.

This cooperation covers the following areas:
1. Advanced manufacturing technologies (industrial robots etc.) for rotorcraft industry
2. Aeronautic (aircraft and rotorcraft) supply chain management, lean manufacturing and quality control processes
3. Light weight, compact rotorcraft in-flight entertainment system
4. Alternative fuel for rotorcraft engines
5. Advanced power storage/battery technology for rotorcraft power consumption
6. High-speed wireless flight data transmission suite for rotorcraft application
7. Voice-command assisted rotorcraft cockpit
8. Noise cancellation material for rotorcraft internal noise reduction.
9. Light weight, high impact resistance, high temperature resistance composite material research

ASD is closely looking at possible collaboration on R&T topics in which the European Commission should also be involved.

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