AeroVironment Inc

AeroVironment Inc. (AV) is a technology company in Monrovia, California, and Simi Valley, California, that is primarily involved in energy systems, electric vehicle systems, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Paul B. MacCready, Jr., a famous designer of human powered aircraft, founded the company in 1971. The company is probably most well-known for developing a series of lightweight human-powered and then solar-powered vehicles.

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Campaign Finance

$47,700 Given
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  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

federal data covers from 1989 roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse http://followthemoney.org/
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View all campaign finance data for AeroVironment Inc Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Lobbying

$3,207,000 Spent
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q2, 2014

Lobbying on Behalf of AeroVironment Inc

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    AeroVironment Inc $2,307,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Defense,
    • Taxes,
    • Energy & Nuclear Power,
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Aviation, Airlines & Airports,
    • Environment & Superfund,
    • Consumer Product Safety,
    • Science & Technology
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
    S.298 Charging America Forward Act
    H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009
    H.R.500 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the manufacturer limitation on the number of new qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicles eligible for credit.
    H.R.3246 Advanced Vehicle Technology Act of 2009
    S.232 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the manufacturer limitation on the number of new qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicles eligible for credit.
    S.739 A bill to authorize the Architect of the Capitol to establish battery recharging stations for privately owned vehicles in parking areas under the jurisdiction of the Senate at no net cost to the Federal Government.
    S.1462 American Clean Energy Leadership Act of 2009
    S.1733 Green Taxis Act of 2009
    H.R.1685 Electric Drive Vehicle Deployment Act of 2011
View all lobbying data for AeroVironment Inc Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 21 dockets; Submitted to 6 dockets
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All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "AeroVironment Inc" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Earmarks

$1,000,000 Received
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Figures are based on both committee earmark disclosures and on analysis of appropriations bill text. Table shows top 10 earmarks, ordered by dollar amount in the final version of the bill.

For more information, see our Earmark Methodology page.

Top Earmarks

Fiscal Year Amount Description
2010 $1,000,000 AeroVironment Inc: Hand-held, Lethal Small Unmanned Aircraft System
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Federal Spending

133 contracts
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Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
contract
Aerovironment Incorporated 2011 THIS REQUIREMENT INCORPORATES OPTIONS AND EXERCISES PORTIONS OF THOSE OPTIONS FOR FY 10 SUPPLEMENTAL RAVEN DIGITAL DATA LINK (DDL) SYSTEMS, RAVEN DDL INITIAL SPARES PACKAGES, AND RAVEN DDL RETROFIT KITS. $46,226,984
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Aerovironment Incorporated 2008 DEFINITIZE 33 FY 07 SOCOM SYSTEMS/ISPS, 234 ARMY SYSTEMS/ISPS AND 71 USMC SYSTEMS/ISPS. $45,851,002
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Aerovironment Incorporated 2009 DEFINITIZE FY 09 NTE SYSTEMS/ISPS AND CLS $39,003,452
contract
Aerovironment Incorporated 2006 $30,836,103
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Aerovironment Incorporated 2010 INCORPORATE SUAS-RFD-004 FOR THE FAMILY OF SYSTEMS PROOF OF PRINCIPLE, FIELD TRAINING REPRESENTATIVE SUPPORT FOR 15 SYSTEMS AND EXERCISE OPTIONS FOR ARMY DDL SYSTEMS/ISPS, USMC DDL SYSTEMS/ISPS AND ARMY DDL RETROFIT KITS. $28,949,041
contract
Aerovironment Incorporated 2008 GO DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT $25,898,444
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Aerovironment Inc 2005 $24,191,303
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Aerovironment Inc 2007 CONTRACTOR LOGISITICS SUPPORT $23,278,000
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Aerovironment Incorporated 2007 DEFINITIZE LETTER / NOT TO EXCEED MODIFICATIONS P00021 AND P00022 FOR THE EXERCISE OF AN OPTION ON CONTRACT AND THE PROCUREMENT OF 202 ADDITIONAL SYSTEMS AND INITISPS. $22,893,893
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Aerovironment Incorporated 2007 EXERCISE CONTRACT OPTIONS FOR FY 07 RAVEN SYSTEMS; CONTRACTOR LOGISTICS SUPPORT; AND INITIAL SPARES PACKAGES. $22,562,862
View all grant & loan data for AeroVironment Inc View all contract data for AeroVironment Inc Sources: USASpending.gov

Advisory Committees

4 people on 3 committees
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Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.

The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "AeroVironment Inc" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle Department of Transportation 2 people on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Defense 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Federal Communications Commission 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for AeroVironment Inc