A Champion of Aerospace and Aviation Industries

The North Carolina Aerospace and Aviation Industry Association

Aims to provide a unique voice for the aerospace and aviation industry across North Carolina through membership support. We strive to build and unite manufacturing, infrastructure (airports), government (DOD, NCDOT, FAA, counties), academia, and service providers under a common organization to provide a strategic plan for growing our talent and capabilities.

Our Goals

  • To address workforce and skills gap challenges by working with the education systems (public schools, community college and universities) within North Carolina
  • To advocate for aerospace and aviation issues and growth through policy initiatives as well as infrastructure needs and trends within the industry
  • To conduct events that will showcase the strengths and assets of North Carolina in the aerospace and aviation industry to companies outside the state or in other countries
  • To connect the community and provide the forum for career and business advancement
  • To utilize research that calculates the financial impact of the industry in the state of North Carolina
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Organizational Structure

The NCAAIA will be organized and function under the following structure, with the Executive Director reporting to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will be comprised of members from all industry sectors and levels as well as allied groups.

  • Board of Directors
  • Executive Director

 

  • Executive Committee
    • Chairman of the Board
    • Chairman Elect
    • Treasurer
    • Secretary
    • Executive Director

Committees

Legislative Committee –Support and advocate for the aerospace and aviation industry in North Carolina. Address issues and growth through policy initiatives, infrastructure needs and trends by working with local and state officials.
Education Committee – Work to connect the aerospace and aviation industry with the education system to include public school system, community college system and universities to address workforce and skills gap challenges that face our companies.
Membership Committee – Grow the NCAAIA membership through outreach efforts, newsletters updates, informational webinars, recruitment luncheons.
Events Committee – Showcase events that support and may attract aerospace and aviation companies in and to North Carolina.

We encourage and invite you to participate in one of the above committees, please contact Crystal Gettys at crystal@ncaaia.com or at (704) 740-5256 to join.

NCAAIA Collaboration

The NCAAIA will develop collaborations with associated organizations in the aviation and aerospace industries nationally and at a state level. This collaboration will support and strengthen the efforts of all such associations.  

2019 Legislative Agenda

  • Fuel Tax Credits Please see related articles under downloads and articles "Here"
  • Other areas of focus: Education and bridging the skills gap

Membership

The Benefits of Being a Member of NCAAIA

The NCAAIA will develop collaborations with associated organizations in the aviation and aerospace industries nationally and at a state level. This collaboration will support and strengthen the efforts of all such associations.  

  • A “voice” within the NC aerospace community
  • Exclusive access to NC Aerospace Industry Contacts
  • Industry-focused membership and networking events
  • Invitations to networking opportunities
  • Resources and information
  • Serves as your advocate on local and state levels
  • Special discounts for NCAAIA events and activities
  • Workforce development, including youth outreach and education

Categories

Gold

Companies with more than $5 million gross annual revenue
$ 5,000

Silver

Companies with less than $5 Million gross annual revenue
$ 2,500

Bronze

Companies with no more than three (3) employees
$ 1,000

Associate

Nonprofits, museums, economic development organizations, chamber, governmental entities, educational institutions
$ 500

Pilot

Individual aircraft operators (military or private, current or former)
$ 250

Student/Teacher

Currently enrolled student or active teacher (K-12 or higher)
$ 50