The head of the US Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) has called massive federal budget cuts that will automatically trigger if not addressed as part of a bill to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff a “mindless meataxe.” AIA president and CEO Marion Blakey issued a statement Dec. 29 in response to reports that congressional leaders were working on a fiscal cliff bill that would not address sequestration budget cuts. In it, Blakey said elected leaders must come up with a ...

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