All aspects of the aerospace ecosystem, supply chain and others are encouraged to participate and help guide AIAM’s strategic plan to shape the future of aerospace in Michigan.


Contact: Chelsea Yi


ROCHESTER, Mich. — The Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan (AIAM) is surveying industry leaders throughout Michigan to inform AIAM’s new strategic plan and help shape the role that AIAM can play to support manufacturers and the State’s position in aerospace. The survey is open now through July 1, 2022, and can be found on the AIAM website at or at

The brief survey targets a broad range of respondents, including manufacturers, suppliers, engineers, designers, consultants, and information technology leaders. It will help AIAM to determine the current market status and identify significant opportunities for Michigan’s aerospace industry.

“This survey will help guide the future and focus of the aerospace industry in Michigan,” explained AIAM President Tony Vernaci. “Michigan is already a recognized leader in the aerospace sector — we want to make sure we’re prepared for the opportunities in the years ahead. Every point of view is valuable, whether you work in defense, commercial aerospace, general aviation, or space and satellites.”

The survey results will be available at the AeroOne Conference this fall in Grand Rapids.


About AIAM

AIAM is a non-profit platform for Michigan’s aerospace leaders to work together on a common set of priorities to strengthen and support the continued growth in the industry through talent attraction and new investment.

About AeroOne Conference

On Sept. 7–8, 2022, AIAM will hold its AeroOne Conference in Grand Rapids. Dubbed Rise Higher: A Summit of Aerospace OEMs, Suppliers and Thought Leaders, the event will feature a keynote address from Samantha Marnick, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Spirit AeroSystems, as well as speakers from Boeing, Airbus, Eaton, NASA and many more. The summit is part of AIAM’s ongoing work to advance Michigan’s aerospace design, technology, and manufacturing. To learn more about the summit or to register, visit