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AIA CEO Blakey says she’s got Jet-A in her veins

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AERO-ARMS-SUMMITAerospace Industries Association Chief Executive Officer Marion Blakey says when she started working on aviation issues earlier in her career she was hooked.

She has held a number of prominent positions in Washington that emphasized transportation and safety.

“If you sort of want to look at the thread, that’s the thread,” Blakey said in an interview at the Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit.

“And it took me into aviation. And you get Jet-A  in your veins and it’s over,” she said with a laugh.  (For those not in the know Jet-A is jet fuel.)

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