Press Release

Second to None Community Rally 39,246 Florida jobs at stake

By SpaceRef Editor
June 21, 2012
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Second to None Community Rally 39,246 Florida jobs at stake

AAR, in conjunction with the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), is hosting a community rally June 25 at its Melbourne facility to raise awareness of the critical contribution of the aerospace and defense industry to the U.S. economy and to our national security. The rally will be a community-wide event comprised of workers from aerospace and defense businesses from the Space Coast and leaders from the state and local communities.

Beginning in 2012, the Defense Department will absorb $487 billion in reductions over the next decade. In accordance with the 2011 Budget Control Act, another $500 billion cut will be imposed over the same timeframe unless a legislative remedy is put in place. In addition, sequestration will delay the Next Generation Air Transportation System and stall U.S. efforts to develop space programs in the wake of the shuttle program’s retirement.

We stand together to urge Congress to act quickly to find an alternative to sequestration.

Who: Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fla. 15th)
David P. Storch, Chairman and CEO of AAR CORP.
Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO of AIA
Lynda Weatherman, President and CEO, EDC of Florida’s Space Coast

What: Second to None Community Rally demonstrating the contribution of the aerospace and defense industry

When: Monday, June 25 from 10:00am-11:00am.

Where: AAR Airlift, Hangar 15, 1383 General Aviation Drive, Melbourne, FL 32901

Please RSVP to Christine Wayne, 321-837-2725 or [email protected]

SpaceRef staff editor.