22-Dec-2014 Source: AHS International
AHS International is pleased to announce that our Congressional advocacy campaign for the 2015 US government fiscal year has been a success!
The U.S. Congress reached a deal for the “cromnibus” spending plan on Tuesday, December 9, and signed by the President on Tuesday, December 16.
As a result of AHS-led efforts, the budget includes an additional $14M for the Army’s Aviation Advanced Technology Development — over and above what was requested by the President — for activities in support of “Future Vertical Lift”.
The cromnibus also includes more than $100M extra for NASA Aeronautics, partially as a result of our efforts. This will be used to save NASA Rotorcraft from its planned cuts (down to only $15M) and — we hope — plus it up back to its historical level of $30M or more.
These two legislative successes were the result of AHS International’s leadership, along with support from the Vertical Lift Consortium, a non-profit whose mission is “to work collaboratively with the U.S. Government to develop and transition innovative vertical lift technologies to rapidly and affordably meet warfighter needs.”