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

$8,750 Given
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Lobbying

$775,000 Spent
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Lobbying on Behalf of AeroVironment Inc

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    AeroVironment Inc $775,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Defense,
    • Taxes,
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Aviation, Airlines & Airports,
    • Energy & Nuclear Power,
    • Consumer Product Safety,
    • Environment & Superfund
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    S.298 Charging America Forward Act
    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.
    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.
    H.R.1685 Electric Drive Vehicle Deployment Act of 2011
    S.948 Promoting Electric Vehicles Act of 2011
    S.1001 Alternative Fuel Vehicles Competitiveness and Energy Security Act of 2011
    S.1220 Fulfilling U.S. Energy Leadership Act of 2011
    S.1285 Hybrid and Electric Trucks and Infrastructure Act
    S.1294 Oil Independence for a Stronger America Act of 2011
View all lobbying data for AeroVironment Inc Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 1 docket; Submitted to 1 docket
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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.

Federal Spending

14 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
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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 2011 THIS MODIFICATION INCORPORATES THE SECOND CLS BRIDGE EFFORT FOR THE ARMY AND MARINES. IT REVISES ATTACHMENT 0012, REVISES EXHIBIT C, INCORPORATES THE APPLICABLE THEATER BUSINESS CLAUSES AND CORRECTS NARRATIVE A-7 OF MODIFICATION P00124. IT ALSO INCORPORATES CLS FOR LEBANON AND UGANDA AND A PRICED OPTION FOR DENMARK CLS. $15,909,962
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Aerovironment Incorporated 2011 THE PURPOSE OF THIS MODIFICATION IS TO EXERCISE AN OPTION FOR 248 ARMY RAVEN DIGITAL DATA LINK RETROFIT KITS AND REVISE OTHER HARDWARE DELIVERY SCHEDULES. $14,773,816
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Aerovironment Incorporated 2011 THIS MODIFICATION IS PROCURE 919 RAVEN M2 UPGRADE SETS FOR THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS. $7,800,003
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Aerovironment Incorporated 2011 THIS MODIFICATION INCORPORATES A TWO MONTH BRIDGE EFFORT FOR FY 11 ARMY TRAINING, A SIX MONTH CLS BRIDGE EFFORT FOR THE ARMY, A SIX MONTH CLS PRICED OPTION FOR THE MARINES AND A FOUR MONTH PRICED OPTION FOR USMC FRA OCONUS SUPPORT. $7,623,215
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Aerovironment Incorporated 2011 THIS MODIFICATION IS TO INCORPORATE OVER AND ABOVE CONTRACTOR LOGISTICS SUPPORT TO SUPPORT THE RAVEN SURGE. $4,877,340
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Aerovironment Incorporated 2011 PROVIDE THE SECOND INCREMENTAL FOR FY 11 SIX MONTH CLS BRIDGE-ARMY $4,395,218
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Aerovironment Incorporated 2011 THIS MODIFICATION IS TO EXCERCISE OPTIONS FOR 37 RAVEN SYSTEMS AND 37 RAVEN INITIAL SPARES PACKAGES. $4,282,318
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Aerovironment Incorporated 2012 REVISE THE DELIVERY DATES FOR SLINS 0077AA, 0077AB, 0077AC, 0078AA, 0078AB AND 0078AC IN SECTIONS B AND G OF THE CONTRACT. THIS MODIFICATION ALSO EXERCISES AN OPTION TO PROCURE 49 USMC DDL RETROFIT KITS. $3,032,562
contract
Aerovironment Incorporated 2012 BATMAV UPGRADE $2,447,949
View all grant & loan data for AeroVironment Inc View all contract data for AeroVironment Inc Sources: USASpending.gov

Advisory Committees

1 person on 1 committee
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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.

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  • Representation
  • Toggle Federal Communications Commission 1 person on 1 committee
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