Aviation Organizations

Aviation Advocacy Organizations

  • FlyersRights.org  Created by an air traveler who was stuck on a plane and decided to do something about it, online and in Congress.
  • Inflight Passenger Communications Coalition  This group was organized "to better inform the traveling public of new communications technologies that safely enable voice and data service while traveling in U.S. airspace."  They advocate communication technologies that allow inflight use of mobile (cell) phones.
  • No Nimbys!  "Defeat the Aviator-Hater Politicians!"  A site dedicated to defeating NIMBY politicians who close airports.
  • Stop LASP  Two pilots from Georgia who think the Large Aircraft Security Program is a bad idea for General Aviation.  This TSA proposal would impose airline-style security requirements on small airports and aircraft down to 12,500 pounds.  They have a have a stock letter urging your elected officials to say "No" and a link for you to deliver this message to them.

Agricultural Aviation Organizations

Airline Groups and Associations

  • The African Airlines Association 
  • Air Transport Users Council  A London-based consumer watchdog for the airline industry with advise for air travellers on their rights and published educational material.
  • AIRETS  This organization seeks to provide the aviation sector with information on the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, and to give aircraft operators access to a wide range of solutions that allow airlines to significantly reduce their costs and risks related to the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.  An online forum is available for aircraft operators which serves as a platform for questions and answers related to the Emissions Trading Scheme.
  • Airline Association for Benchmarking & Measurement  A focused group of airline professionals that identifies best in class business practices surrounding airline industry issues for the benefit of the members.
  • Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies  This group seeks to forwarding the practice of Operational Research in airlines, with membership consisting of Operational Research workers who are also employed by recognized civil airlines, as well as people interested in the application of Operational Research to aviation problems.
  • The Airline Passenger Experience Association  APEX is a worldwide network of inflight entertainment/communications professionals.  A not-for-profit association, founded by a group representing the inflight entertainment community.
  • Airline Public Relations Organisation  The ARPO was founded to establish and maintain communication between the airline public relations practitioners for the purpose of exchanging information of mutual interest.
  • Airline Suppliers Association A not-for-profit association dedicated to addressing the concerns of the aviation supply business.
  • ALTA - the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association  A private, non-profit organization, whose more than 30 member airlines represent over 90 percent of the region’s commercial air traffic.  ALTA coordinates the collaborative efforts of its members in order to facilitate the development of safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly air transport in the Latin America and Caribbean region for the mutual benefit of the association’s members, their customers and the industry.  Founded in 1980.
  • Arab Air Carriers Organization  AACO is the regional association of the Arab Airlines.
  • Association of European Airlines  AEA is a trade organisation representing 27 European airlines.
  • The Board of Airline Representatives in Germany e.V.  BARIG pursues the common interests of 106 international and national air carriers doing business in Germany.
  • The Board of Airline Representatives in the UK  BAR UK is the trade association for the scheduled airline industry.
  • The British Air Transport Association  BATA represents UK airlines to government, airports, and other industry regulators and suppliers.
  • European Low Fares Airline Association  Their mission: To ensure that European policy and legislation promote free and equal competition to enable the continued growth and development of low fares into the future, allowing a greater number of people to travel by air.
  • European Regions Airline Association  The ERAA is an intra-European air transport group, representing airlines, airports, airframe and engine manufacturers, and other suppliers.  The site includes a searchable database of airlines, airports, and suppliers, plus a downloadable version of Regional International monthly journal.
  • International Flight Services Association  A global professional association created to serve the needs and interests of airline and railway personnel, inflight and rail caterers and suppliers responsible for providing passenger foodservice on regularly scheduled travel routes.
  • National Air Carrier Association
  • Regional Air Service Initiative  RASI seeks to promote an understanding of the critical role that regional aircraft play in U.S. commercial aviation and the essential air service they offer to the traveling public.  Information about the industry and it's history, aircraft performance, carriers, air service, and airports.
  • Regional Airline Association  Represents U.S. regional airlines and the suppliers of products and services that support the industry.
  • World Airlines Clubs Association Promoting airline/interline clubs.

Airport Groups and Associations

  • The Airport Association for Benchmarking  TAAB is an association of airport management professionals established to compare operating performance and identify the best business practices.  Basic membership is available to employees of corporations that manage airports.
  • Airport Consultants Council  The ACC is the international trade association representing more than 200 companies providing services to airports and the aviation industry.  Members offer architectural, engineering, planning, financial, management, economic, construction, consulting services, as well as airport equipment, materials, and products.
  • Airport Ground Transportation Association  The AGTA is an association of ground transportation operators, airport authorities, and industry suppliers dedicated to the continuous improvement of airport ground trandsportation services for the airline traveling public.
  • The Airport Operators Association  AOA is the trade association that represents the interests of British airports and is the principal body with whom the UK Government and regulatory authorities consult on airport matters.
  • The Airport Purchasing Group  APG is an association for airport purchasing professionals.  Members enhance the effectiveness of airport purchasing by sharing knowledge, collaborating on purchases and purchasing issues where feasible, and developing a broad knowledge base of best practices and methods.
  • Airports Council International The ACI is a worldwide, non-profit-making professional association of airports representing more than 500 airport operators at over 1250 airports.
  • Airports Council International - European Region  The ACI is a worldwide professional association of airport operators.  Conferences, news releases, polcies, e-publications.
  • Airports Council International - Latin America Chapter  ACI-LAC represents the interests of the airport operators from the Latin American and the Caribbean Region.
  • Airports Council International - North America  ACI-NA represents local, regional and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada.
  • Airports Council International - Pacific ACI Pacific Region, a branch office of ACI, is based in Vancouver (Canada), represents the interests of some 160 airports around the Pacific Rim.
  • American Association of Airport Executives  AAAE is a large professional organization representing airport management personnel at public use airports.  The Association's primary goal is to assist airport executives in fulfilling their responsibilities to the airports and communities they serve.
  • British Airports Group  The B.A.G. has been endorsed by the Minister for Trade as the representative body for the UK companies wishing to be involved in civil aviation and airport developments overseas.
  • The Croydon Airport Society  Formed to keep alive the memory of Croydon Airport, London's first major airport, which opened in 1920 and closed in 1959.
  • The European Union - Airport Coordinators Association  The EUACA is the trade association of Europe's coordinators.  Members manage access to more than 100 airports throughout the EU and the neighboring countries from the Canary Islands in the South West to Finland in the North-East.
  • International Air Transport Association  About IATA, events, press releases, contacts, links.  See also the International Air Transport Association Online Store for publications, training, conferences and exhibitions, services, data and statistics.
  • International Association of Airport Executives  Affiliated with the American Association of Airport Executives.
  • Iowa Public Airports Association  IPAA is dedicated to provide service to all of the publicly owned airports in the State of Iowa.
  • PARTNERS @ Solberg  "Pilots And Residents Together Negotiating Effective and Reasonable Solutions" is a non-profit organization whose members include residents, local business representatives, and people from the general aviation community.  PARTNERS' purpose is to provide information and to educate people about general aviation's benefits to the community.  By communicating with citizens, general aviation pilots, and airport managers they hope to ensure the long-term economic success of airports with the support of the surrounding community.  Solberg-Hunterdon Airport is in Readington, New Jersey, USA.
  • The PDK Airport Association  The Peachtree DeKalb Airport Association (PDKAA) is comprised of pilots, businesses, and general aviation enthusiasts dedicated to promoting the positive aspects of both general aviation and DeKalb Peachtree Airport (PDK), providing a voice in matters concerning the airfield, and its use by everyone.
  • Right to Quiet Society for Soundscape Awareness and Protection  This non-profit organization addresses noise pollution in general, but quite a lot of content is focused on aircraft and airport noise pollution.
  • Sane Aviation For Everyone, Inc.  A coalition of independent citizens groups and individuals in the New York City metropolitan area dedicated to stopping and reversing the environmental and health impacts of JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark Airports.  Conspiract theorists will enjoy this.
  • State of Nebraska Department of Aeronautics  Established to encourage and facilitate the development and use of aviation in Nebraska: links to Nebraska airport websites, airport manager contacts, airport photos, events, and other Nebraska aviation information.
  • Texas Aviation Association  Their goal is to preserve and protect Texas airports, and to advance public understanding of general aviation to the citizens of Texas.
  • U.S. Citizens Aviation Watch A national organization comprised of local airport groups, environmental organizations and civic groups, cities and townships concerned about noise, environment, public health and other quality of life issues related to aviation operations.
  • Wireless Airport Association  The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), Air Transport Association (ATA), and the Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) joined to form the WAA, an association dedicated to the expansion of state-of-the-art wireless services at airports.  The goal of the Association is to provide recommendations, models, and best practices for the provision of wireless services at airports in a manner that will best meet the needs of passengers, employees, and airport tenants.  Membership in the association is free and open to individuals or companies that have an interest in wireless services at airports.

Airship & Ballooning Groups and Associations

  • The Airship Association  Established to promote matters relating to airships, to publish books and papers connected with airships, and to promote research and experimental work on airships.
  • The Airship Heritage Trust  An extensive history of British Airships from 1900 to the present day.  This charitable, voluntary-run organisation based in the U.K and aims to promote the interest and study in the history of airships and lighter than air travel, along with the preservation of Cardington airship station and its principal buildings.
  • Australian Ballooning Federation  The home of sport ballooning in Australia.
  • Balloons Over Idaho  An association of hot air balloon pilots, support crew and observers based in Boise, Idaho.  Annual Safety Seminar in March.  Competitions Spring through Fall.
  • Experimental Balloon and Airship Association The EBAA is a loose congregation of aeronauts who have built, fly or own any sort of Experimental, Ultralight or Homebuilt Lighter-Than-Air Craft.  Vehicles owned and built by members are mostly hot air balloons but also include hot air airships, gas balloons and gas airships.
  • FAI Ballooning commission A non-governmental and non-profit making international organization with the basic aim of furthering aeronautical and astronautical activities worldwide.
  • Granite State Balloon Association  All about ballooning in New Hampshire, including festivals, pilots, rides, weather, getting involved, and learning to fly balloons.
  • Great Eastern Balloon Association  An association of balloon pilots, crew, and enthusiasts, formed for balloonists in the middle Atlantic states of the US.
  • International Aeronauts League  A web-based community of balloonists and those interested in ballooning which encourages safety, education and practice sharing.  Membership is free and non-pilots can ask questions about how to become a pilot in a non-threatening and friendly environment.  Also serves as the official online home of Ed Yost's "Balloon Historical Society".
  • Naval Airship Association, Inc.  The NAA is a non-private, non-profit organization that gathers and disseminates lighter-than-air expertise and knowledge accumulated during the U.S. Navy's development and employment of lighter-than-air aircraft.

Flight Attendant Groups

  • flightattendants.org  A Website for flight attendants and retirees: crew lounge, chat, forum, retired f/a sites, skyrage, links.
  • Silverliners International  This organization was founded by the flight attendants of Eastern Air Lines to "unlock doors to past friendships and acquaint you with new ones."  They support charitable causes like the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, and participate in civic, educational, and cultural endeavors.  The Silverliners are organized into chapters and invite flight attendants from all airlines to become members.
  • The Skyrage Foundation  Their goal is to reduce occurrences of inflight disruption and violence toward crewmembers and passengers.  RagePage newsletter, rageproofing, archives.

Gliding Organizations

Hang Gliding and Ultralight Organizations

Helicopter Organizations

  • American Helicopter Society International  The professional society for the advancement of vertical flight technology and its useful application throughout the world.
  • Australian Sports Rotorcraft Association  The ASRA a national sport and recreational association, representing people with an interest in gyroplanes in both Government regulations and sporting matters.
  • Bell 47 Helicopter Association  Dedicated to supporting and preserving the history of the Bell 47.  Open to Bell 47 pilots, mechanics, and related personnel interested in the Bell 47 helicopter.
  • Eastern Region Helicopter Council, Inc.  The purpose of this corporation is to foster an active exchange of ideas and information among the helicopter operators in the Northeast United States and between those operators, manufacturers, suppliers, the public, federal, state and local agencies so as to further the cause of safety, profesionalism and eficiency through communication, as deemed appropriate.
  • Helicopter Association International  Advancing the international helicopter industry by providing programs that enhance safety, encourage professionalism and economic viability while promoting the unique contributions vertical flight offer society.
  • Helicopter Club of Great Britain  The Club's purpose is to promote safe and considerate flying.  They represent the interest of club members on committees with BHAB, RAC, FAI and CAA.  Also, they organise helicopter events throughout the year including the British Helicopter Championships.
  • Helicopter Engineers & Pilots Association, Canada  HEPAC is a professional, non-profit association whose mission is to promote the professionalism and integrity of the Canadian helicopter industry.  HEPAC acts as a strong, organized, and effective voice for Canadian engineers and pilots looking for constructive change and positive, proactive solutions to help make the industry the best it can be, now and for the future.
  • Middle East Africa Helicopter Association  MEAHA aims to create the foundations for the further development of the helicopter industry in the Middle East and Africa, in close cooperation with the regulatory authorities as well as operators, manufacturers, maintenance professionals, VIP transportation providers, law enforcement agencies, governments, oil and gas companies, as well as regional airports.
  • Navy Helicopter Alumni Association  An organization for members and their spouses of the initial U.S. Naval Helicopter Squadrons, VX-3, HU-1 and HU-2, as well as members of all U.S. Naval Helicopter Squadrons, and Organizations that followed.
  • Popular Rotorcraft Association For homebuilt rotorcraft.
  • South African Gyroplane Association  The association represents gyroplane pilots and enthusiasts in Southern Africa where a very active gyroplane community are blessed with almost perfect flying weather for most of the year.
  • Vietnam Helicopter Flight Crew Network  A non-profit veterans organization dedicated to providing a forum for recreational communications amongst a fraternity of aircrew members who served in Vietnam during the period 1961-75.

Historical & Preservation Associations

  • Aerospace Legacy Foundation  The foundation seeks historical integrity and educational use of a portion of the NASA/Boeing site in Downey in Southern Califoria, which has been acquired by the City of Downey.
  • The Aircraft Engine Historical Society  A non-profit educational and historical society, open to the public, which fosters an appreciation of the people, art, and science associated with aircraft engine development, manufacture, and use.
  • Aircrew Remembrance Society  Dedicated in keeping the memory alive of former WW2 aircrews - regardless of nationality.  The Society archives photographs and personal accounts, and helps relatives search for information.
  • American Aviation Historical Society  The AAHS was established to preserve and disseminate the hertiage of American aviation through a collection of books, documents and photographs, a quarterly Journal, and Newsletter.
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics  In commemoration of the approaching 100th anniversary of flight, AIAA launched the Evolution of Flight, a campaign to recognize the men and women who have challenged history and defined aerospace achievement.  Includes history of flight timeline from around the world.
  • Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia Inc.  The National organisation promoting the preservation, rebuilding, and above all, flying of old aeroplanes.  "Old" includes both civil and military antique and classic aeroplanes.
  • The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation  The AAHF seeks to educate the American public to their military heritage through the story of U.S. Army Aviation's soldiers and machines.
  • The Arrow Alliance  An organization sponsoring major projects of Canadian interest to demonstrate achievement through hands-on participation.  The reconstruction of a full-scale, flying Avro Arrow is the first undertaking.
  • B-26 Marauder Historical Society  An organization dedicated to the preservation of the legacy of the Martin B-26 WWII medium range bomber.
  • Belgian Aviation History Association  A group dedicated to aviation history in Belgium.  Newsletter, membership, other Belgian historical aviation associations, books, aircraft archaeology.
  • Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation  A non-profit educational group dedicated to preserving the memory and legacy of the Berlin Airlift of 1948-1949.
  • Brussels Air Museum Fund  The Association's objective is the maintainenance, restoration, and promotion of aviation heritage, as well as national and international cooperation.  The Association helps all other associations having anything to do with its objective.  They are mostly active at the Royal Army Museum in Brussels, and they supported the Fieseler Storch and Voisin de Caters projects.
  • Canadian Aviation Historical Society Dedicated to the preservation of Canada's flying heritage.  Membership, chapters, Journal, links.
  • The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation  Honoring the Lindberghs' legacy and furthering their shared vision of a technology/nature balance.
  • Clyde North Aeronautical Preservation Group  The CNAPG is a non-profit group formed near Melbourne, Australia to preserve and promote all aspects of aviation: static and flying restorations, collections of aircraft parts, books, magazines, brochures, photographs and other memorabilia.
  • The Collings Foundation  Founded to support "living history" events involving transportation, originally with automobiles but now with aircraft as the need for quality aviation history exhibits grew.  Many Collings Foundation aircraft are available for airshows and special events.
  • First Flight Centennial Foundation  This site includes information about improvements to Wright Brothers National Memorial, event planning and updates for the centennial in NC, official First Flight Centennial merchandise, the monthly Wright Brothers Trivia Challenge, and more.
  • The First Flight Society  Formed in 1926 by a group of North Carolina Outer Bankers, group dedicated themselves to preserving the original site of the Wright Brothers' first flights of December 17, 1903.
  • Fly Navy Heritage  The charity supporting the Royal Navy Historic Flight and the Fleet Air Arm Museum and St Bartholomew's Church (the Fleet Air Arm Memorial Church).  The aim is to preserve the nation's aviation heritage so that future generations can understand the nature of those who built, maintained, operated and fought in Naval aircraft of the past by experiencing them first hand.
  • Hawke's Bay Aviation Heritage Association  A group of ex-WW2 and Korea personnel from the RNZAF, RAAF, RAF, Fleet Air Arm, and US Airforce who have collected photo albums, diaries, and audio/video recordings.
  • The Hawker Hurricane Society  The Society aims to promote the memory and history of the aircraft, honour those who served, unite family and friends associated with the aircraft, and aid those who restore and operate them today.
  • Historic Aircraft Restoration Society  This group was formed in 1979 by a group of aviation enthusiasts interested in the preservation of Australian aviation history.  Their mission is "To recover and where possible restore to flying condition, aircraft or types of aircraft that have played a significant part in Australian Aviation History both in the Civil and Military arenas."
  • The Historical Aviation Society Of Ireland - Website & Online Network  Ireland's historical aviation website, forum, online archives, and enthusiast network.
  • The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery  Aviation archaeological foundation with a full-time professional staff to guide an international membership of researchers and supporters in the non-profit organization's efforts to find, save, and preserve rare and historic aircraft.
  • Italian Historic Aircraft Society (GAVS)  Working to preserve Italian-built aircraft.
  • Latin American Aviation Historical Society  An international group dedicated to the enjoyment of discovering and exchanging information about aeronautical history.
  • The National Aviation Hall of Fame  The NAHF nominates and enshrines individuals in recognition of achievement in the development of aviation.  Located adjacent to the USAF Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio with 13,000 square feet of exhibit area, a virtual tour of America's air and space heritage, a who's who of daring and achievement, seven galleries focused on a particular era of aviation.  The Harry B. Combs Resource Lab offers visitors interactive computer kiosks where they can delve deeper into the biographical information and photos found among the displays and hands-on exhibits.
  • The National Biplane Association  A non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Oklahoma.  Its purpose is to educate the general public on the history and development of biplane aircraft and to promote their preservation.
  • New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society  NHAHS is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the history and promote the advancement and dissemination of aviation knowledge in the State of New Hampshire.  The Society manages the operation of the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire.
  • Quiet Aircraft Association  This site presents the history of the 1960's quiet aircraft project where Lockheed engineers were challenged to design an aircraft that could see, but not be seen or heard in the night.
  • The Replica Fighters Association  A non-profit forum for individuals interested in the replication of military aircraft.
  • The Society of Air Racing Historians  Established to preserve complete and accurate records of air races, racepilots, and raceplanes.
  • Vintage Aircraft Association  The VAA brings together people from around the world who share an interest in the aircraft of yesterday.  Members are active restorers and enthusiasts working to keep vintage aircraft in the air and flying for the pleasure and education of themselves and the public at large.  A division of the Experimental Aircraft Association.
  • Women Military Aviators  This non-profit corporation was formed to promote and preserve for historical, educational, and literary purposes the role of women pilots, navigators, and aircrew members in the service of their country.  It offers networking, scholarships, biennial conventions, and links to additional information on women aviators. Membership is open to all female aviators and fight crewmembers from all services and nations as well as people who support women in military aviation.  Corporate memberships are also available.
  • World Airline Historical Society  With a mission to encourage and facilitate the preservation of memorabilia representing the world's commercial airlines through private and public collections.  The Society also helps document the histories of aircraft, airports, and air carriers.  Membership includes a free subscription to The Captain's Log, the Society's educational journal and other benefits.
  • The Yakkes Foundation  This foundation evolved from an idea of a few aviation-entrepreneurs who are, either professionally or privately, intrigued by all aspects of flight.  Its purpose is to keep older airplanes in perfect flying condition for the joy of the aviation sport and spectators alike.

Humanitarian & Charitable Aviation Organizations

  • aerobility  A registered charity founded offering disabled people the opportunity to fly an aeroplane.
  • The Air Care Alliance  A U.S. league of humanitarian flying organizations whose volunteer pilots are dedicated to community service.
  • The Airline Pilot's Historical Society  A non-profit charitable foundation specializing in aviation memorabilia with the purpose of educating through the preservation of aircraft parts and components.  Control wheels, instrument panels, cockpit collectibles and artifacts from the DC-3 through 747, home-sim parts, and other memorabilia.  Components from dismantled aircraft are used to provide "Hands On" experience to school children in order to stimulate interest in aviation.  They also provide financial assistance to children's hospitals and organizations that specialize in the needs of children.
  • Angel Flight, Inc.  A non-profit organization of pilots and other volunteers dedicated to serving the community by arranging free private air transportation for medical patients who cannot afford to utilize normal, commercial transportation.  Angel Flight also provides services to blood, organ and tissue banks.
  • Angel Flight Australia  A charity that co-ordinates non-emergency flights to help country people trying to deal with the triple trouble of bad health, poor finances and daunting distance. All flights are free and may involve patients travelling to medical facilities anywhere in Australia.
  • Angel Flight East  This organization provides free air transportation for medically needy people.
  • Angel Flight Georgia  A nonprofit organization providing free air transportation to and from treatment facilities for those with medical needs who are financially distressed or unable to travel on public transportation. Missions include transplant, compassionate care, routine treatment flights, and others referred to us by healthcare providers.
  • Angel Flight South Central  Helping people in need of free air transportation for medical and humanitarian purposes.  Serving Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, and New Mexico.
  • Angel Flight Southeast  A non-profit volunteer pilot organization involved in "public benefit flying."
  • Angel Flight West  Arranges free air transportation in response to health care and other compelling human needs.
  • Corporate Angel Network  A non-profit organization that arranges passage for cancer patients traveling to treatment centers using empty seats on corporate aircraft flying the same routes as part of normal business.
  • East Anglian Air Ambulance  Details about the charity, the staff, the crew, missions flown, online donations, events, how you can help, lottery membership and results, sponsorship news, recycling, merchandise, job vacancies etc.  Serving the people of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk.
  • Friends of the Smokey Bear Balloon Inc.  A non-profit corporation of all volunteers dedicated to assisting U.S. federal, state, and local agencies to educate and convey messages to prevent human-caused wildfires.
  • Hope Air  Arranges free air transportation for Canadians that need to travel to non-emergency medical care outside of their home communities and cannot afford the flight costs.  Pilots may volunteer to fly to bring people to medical appointments that they would otherwise have difficulty, or not be able to attend due to the distance.
  • LifeLine Pilots  A private, non-profit organization that provides people in medical and financial distress with access to free air transportation on small (4-6 seat), private aircraft for health care and other compelling human needs.  Serving the mid-U.S.
  • Patient AirLift Services  A network of volunteer pilots providing free air transportation to individuals requiring medical care and for other humanitarian purposes.  A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity.
  • Pilots of Valor  A Central Florida Chapter of Pilots for Christ, International, a non-profit, Christian aviation organization that provides mercy, missionary, evangelism, outreach, community flight, mentoring programs, and aviation based sevices.
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia  A not-for-profit charitable service providing aeromedical emergency and primary health care services together with communication and education assistance to people who live, work and travel in regional and remote Australia.
  • SouthWings  This non-profit aviation organization uses volunteer pilot and small aircraft to protect and conserve the natural resources and ecosystems of the Southeast U.S.  They provide aerial surveillance of forests and watersheds, and expose environmental degradation and illegal land management practices that would not otherwise be known.  Headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina, and working across Southeast Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, and West Virginia.
  • Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation  TASF provides educational and charitable services for the purpose of honoring living and deceased members of the Tuskegee Airmen and other persons who have made significant contributions in the field of aviation, aerospace, and science technology.  TASF scholarships assist financially disadvantaged and deserving young men and women in their pursuit of education, preferably leading to careers in the fields of aviation, aerospace and science technology.
  • Volunteer Pilots Association  An all volunteer pilot organization arranging for free air transportation for people needing medical treatment via private aircraft and for the recovery of donor organs for lifesaving transplants.
  • Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service Charity  The first dedicated air ambulance to operate in Yorkshire.  Offers a service to both rural and urban communities across the whole of Yorkshire.  Funded by donations.

Maintenance Organizations

  • Aeronautical Repair Station Association  ARSA represents certificated aviation repair stations before legislative and regulatory bodies and also speaks as the industry’s voice in the media.
  • Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance  AWAM is a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of championing women's professional growth and enrichment in the aviation maintenance fields by providing opportunities for sharing information and networking, education, fostering a sense of community and increasing public awareness of women in the industry.
  • Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council  The mission of the CAMC is to develop a framework for, and to facilitate the implementation of, a human resource strategy for the aviation maintenance industry.
  • Pacific Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Association  PAMEA is a non-profit association comprised of aircraft maintenance engineers, aircraft maintenance personnel and aviation industry corporate members.
  • Professional Aviation Maintenance Association  The purpose of the PAMA is to promote professionalism among aviation maintenance personnel; to foster and improve methods, skills, learning, and achievement in the field of Aviation Maintenance.

Medical Organizations

Military Organizations

  • The Air Cadet Organization  The ACO is a national youth organization sponsored by the Royal Air Force in the UK. Membership is open to young people aged between 13 and 22 years.  Air Cadets enjoy flying, gliding, going on camps, taking part in all kinds of action, adventure and sports.
  • The Air Force Association  An independent, nonprofit, civilian aerospace organization that promotes public understanding of aerospace power and national defense.  AFA is led by volunteer leaders at the national, state, and local levels.  The association has chapters in all fifty states, Europe and the Pacific, and publishes the monthly Air Force Magazine.
  • Air Force Memorial Foundation  Incorporated to develop an Air Force Memorial in the Washington, DC area designed to honor the men and women who have served, are serving, or will serve in the United States Air Force and its predecessors, such as the Army Air Corps.
  • Air Force Sergeants Association  Federally chartered, non-profit organization representing the professional and personal interests of active duty and retired enlisted members of the US Air Force.
  • The Aircrew Association  The ACA exists to foster comradeship amongst those who, having been awarded an official flying badge, have qualified to operate military aircraft and are serving or have served, as military aircrew in the armed services of those nations allied to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
  • The Association of Naval Aviation
  • Australian Air Force Cadets  Run by the Australian Air Force for boys and girls aged between 12.5 and 18, who can then stay on as a cadet until age 20.  Learn about aircraft and flying.  Many air cadets go on to join the Air Force or find a career in civilian aviation.


  • Blackburn Buccaneer Society  The site is dedicated to the preservation of the Blackburn Buccaneer aircraft, both in the UK and South Africa.  Member's model gallery, Gulf War nose art, merchandise, a dedicated ebay page, events listing, links.
  • The Electronic Warfare and Information Operations Association  The AOC advocates the need for a strong defense capability emphasizing electronic warfare and information operations to government, industry, academia, and the public.  AOC provides a forum for sharing ideas and experiences through communication, education, and leadership.
  • Naval Helicopter Association  A nonprofit professional organization established to promote the development and use of naval vertical lift aircraft in the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.
  • RAF Benevolent Fund  The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund exists to provide assistance to those of the extended Royal Air Force family who need support as a consequence of sickness, disability, accident, infirmity, poverty or other adversity.
  • Royal Air Force Charitable Trust  Established to promote recruitment to the Royal Air Force and to foster the spirit of aviation and air-mindedness, especially in the young, as an important national asset.  Also, to raise funds in support of the work of Royal Air Force charities.
  • Royal Air Force Community Support  Information and communication fo support the RAF community.
  • Sabre Pilots Association Of the Air Division Squadrons  SPAADS is made up of pilots who flew the F-86 Sabre with Royal Canadian Air Force squadrons in Europe, with NATO, from 1951 to 1963.
  • The Tailhook Association  An independent, fraternal, nonprofit organization internationally recognized as a supporter of the aircraft carrier and other sea-based aviation.
  • Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.  This non-profit organization is dedicated to honoring the accomplishments and perpetuating the history of African-Americans who participated in air crew, ground crew, and operations support training in the Army Air Corps during WWII.  It introduces young people to aviation and science through local and national programs and provides annual scholarships and awards to deserving individuals, groups, and corporations.
  • Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association  A non-profit war veterans organization that seeks to enhance and accredit the cohesiveness, esprit de corps, and traditions of valor of rotary wing aircrews that flew in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam Era.  Membership is open to all helicopter pilots who flew in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam era (1961-1975).

Modeling Organizations

Parachuting Organizations

Pilot and Owners Groups

Recreational, Homebuilt, and Experimental Aircraft Organizations

  • Experimental Aircraft Association Activities at the local, regional, and national levels.  Links to fly-in pages, other aviation pages.
  • EAA Chapter Websites  A list of all the Chapter Websites.
  • EAA Chapter 9  A membership organization of about 100 sport aviation enthusiasts in Central Ohio.  Monthly meetings provide a social, educational, recreational, or entertaining program for members and their guests.  They sponsor Young Eagle Rallies to provide free introductory Flights to young persons ages 8 to 17 years of age.  They also sponsor Aviation Explorer Post 2009.
  • EAA Chapter 1118  In Bladenboro, North Carolina.
  • EAA Chapter 1167  Located on Green Sea Airport (S79) in Green Sea, South Carolina, with a field elevation of 95 ft. MSL.  The Chapter meets the third Saturday of each month at the Green Sea hangar at Green Sea Airport.  All members and guests are welcome and encouraged to attend.
  • EAA Chapter 517, Inc.  Home for the members and chapter activities for EAA Chapter 517, Inc. in western Montana.
  • EAA Warbird Squadron No.9  A chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association's Warbirds of America group with members on both the Canadian and United States side of the Niagara Frontier.
  • EAS Experimental Aviation of Switzerland  The EAS facilitates the construction of amateur built aircraft in Switzerland by providing technical and administrative support.
  • Friends of China General Aviation  The mission of FCGA is to foster awareness of general aviation among government officials, businesses, communities and individual citizens, and to encourage the development of general aviation in China.
  • Experimental Aviation of Switzerland  News, events, builder's corner, pilot's corner, member projects.
  • Experimental Soaring Association  ESA (formerly the Sailplane Homebuilders Association) was formed in 1979 by a group of pilots, designers, and craftsmen, and has been energetically active ever since.  The purpose of the ESA/SHA and its Workshops is to encourage the design and construction of sailplanes which optimize performance and safety.
  • International Seawind Pilots Association  An organization of pilots, builders, and admirers of the Seawind amphibian.
  • The Netherlands Society of Amateur Aircraft builders  NVAV represents the homebuilt aircraft movement in the Netherlands, organizes monthly meetings, produces the magazine Profiel.
  • Popular Rotorcraft Association Homebuilt gyroplanes and helicopters.
  • The Replica Fighters Association  A non-profit forum for individuals interested in the replication of military aircraft.
  • Sport Aircraft Association New Zealand  SAANZ supports builders of homebuilt and experimental aircraft in New Zealand.

Safety & Security Organizations

  • AOPA Air Safety Foundation  The ASF is dedicated to making flying easier and safer for general aviation pilots.  The Web site, free seminars, research, and safety education are funded by safety-minded pilots who make tax-deductible contributions for the benefit of all pilots.
  • Australian Aviation Psychology Association AAvPA's primary objectives are to promote the exchange of information and advancement of knowledge in the fields of aviation psychology and human factors.
  • Australian Transport Safety Bureau  The ATSB contributes to transport safety by independently investigating, analysing and openly reporting on transport safety matters.  All ATSB investigations are ‘no blame' - the emphasis is on learning to improve future safety.  The ATSB is responsible for the independent investigation of accidents and incidents involving civil aircraft in Australia.  All accidents and incidents related to flight safety in Australia or by Australian operators must be reported to the ATSB.
  • AviAssist Foundation  The website of the regional affiliate of the Flight Safety Foundation for East and Southern Africa.  AviAssist identifies threats to aviation safety, analyses the problems, and works on practical solutions to them.
  • Aviation Safety Alliance  A not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to enhancing public understanding of the high safety standards and strong safety record of the commercial and general aviation industry.  Founded in 1998, the Alliance is a resource for journalists, policy makers and the public at large.
  • Aviation Safety Institute  A non-profit aviation safety research center with headquarters in Worthington, Ohio that studies an overlooked area of aviation safety: operational incidents which but for one or more missing links would be accidents.
  • Eurocontrol (European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation)  This civil and military organisation currently numbers 33 Member States, has as its primary objective the development of a seamless, pan-European Air Traffic Management (ATM) system.
  • Flight Safety Foundation  An independent, nonpolitical, nonprofit, international organization offering an objective view of aviation safety developments.  Special reports, publications, seminar calendars and other useful information.
  • International Airborne Geophysics Safety Association  The IAGSA promotes the safe operation of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft on airborne geophysical surveys.
  • International Aviation Safety Association  A nonprofit, self-funded, aviation safety organization established shortly after the crash of Swissair Flight 111 on 2 September 1998 in Nova Scotia Canada.  They address aviation safety issues, with aircraft wiring of primary focus.
  • The International Federation of Airworthiness  The IFA is an organisation dedicated to improving aviation safety by increasing international communication awareness and co-operation on all aspects of airworthiness, particularly continuing airworthiness.
  • Maintenance And Ramp Safety Society  MARSS is a non-profit society dedicated to reducing aviation human error.
  • National Air Disaster Alliance/Foundation  A non-profit organization with a mission to raise the standard of safety, security, survivability, and support through the constructive communications with all levels of government, departments, agencies, airline operators, manufacturers and industry associations.  The ADA seeks to inform the flying public on critical issues, and advocate for legislation and reform.
  • National Aviation Safety Foundation  This support group seeks to enhance aviation safety through educational programs at designated U.S. facilities. In cooperation with the FAA, they provide support for projects like the FAA Production Studios in Lakeland, perform safety seminars, and provide a wide dissemination of safety related information to all interested parties.
  • National Safe Skies Alliance  (Safe Skies)  A non-profit association serving aviation by providing impartial and effective testing and evaluation of safety and security devices and systems.  Funding is provided by its member institutions and by the Transportation Security Administration.
  • Parasail Safety Council  A complete information guide to the sport of ParaSailing.  Video collection, news media, pictures, reviews, private interviews, celebrity participants, photo presentations, demo tapes.  This not-for-profit organization is dedicated to raising the safety standards of commercial parasailing with a focus on education, certification, and self-regulation.
  • Registered Traveler Interoperability Consortium  The RTIC was formed by a group of airports to establish common business rules and technical standards to create a Registered Traveler program.
  • SAFE Association  A non-profit professional association dedicated to ensuring personal safety and protection in land, sea, air, and space environments.
  • The Secure ID Coalition  An affiliation of companies providing digital security solutions for identification documents, including contactless smart cards.  Their mission is to promote the understanding and appropriate use of smart card technology to achieve enhanced security for ID management systems while maintaining user privacy.

Sporting Bodies

Trade and Professional Organizations

  • Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe  ACARE aims to develop and maintain a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) for aeronautics in Europe that will influence all European stakeholders in the planning of research programmes, particularly national and EU programmes, in line with the Vision 2020 and the goals it identifies.
  • Aerospace Industries Association  AIA is the trade association representing the manufacturers of commercial, military, and business aircraft, helicopters, aircraft engines, missiles, spacecraft, and related components and equipment.
  • Aerospace Industries Association of Canada  AIAC is the national trade organization of Canada's aerospace manufacturing and service sector, with a mission to enhance the competitiveness of the Canadian aerospace industry through cooperative efforts among AIAC member companies, and direct contact with governments.
  • The Air and Expedited Motor Carriers Association  AEMCA's mission is to provide the framework for member networking, education, and inter-association relations.
  • The Air Taxi Association  The ATXA mission is to "speed the adoption of the air taxi model so that more businesses, individuals, and communities of all sizes can enjoy the benefits of direct, personal flights."
  • Air Traffic Control Association Inc.
  • Air Traffic Control Employees' Association  ATCEA is the international educational and fraternal society of Air Traffic Control professionals.  Live chat and other ATC resources.
  • Air Traffic Controllers' Guild (India)  A great home page for Indian Air Traffic Controllers, and those looking to become an ATC in India.
  • Air Transport Action Group An independent coalition of organisations from throughout the air transport industry which have united to press for economically beneficial aviation capacity improvements in an environmentally responsible manner.
  • Air Transport Association  The ATA is a trade organization for the principal U.S. airlines.
  • ATA e-Business Program  This program allows the global commercial aviation industry to collaborate to create standards for information exchange.  Participants include airlines, aerospace manufacturers, distributors, repair agencies, software providers and consultants who jointly develop a variety of standards used to make information exchange easier and more efficient.  (Spec 2000, iSpec 2200, CSDD, ATA Data Model.)
  • Air Transport Association of Canada  The ATAC supports members in the pursuit of a safe, world-leading and competitive Canadian air transport industry.
  • Airborne Law Enforcement Association  News, events, files, conferencing.
  • Aircraft Electronics Association  Information, educational foundation, news magazine, jobs, links.
  • Airforwarders Association  Dedicated to the support and advancement of the airfreight forwarding community.
  • Airline Dispatchers Federation  Organization for the airline dispatcher profession.
  • The Airline Passenger Experience Association  APEX is a worldwide network of inflight entertainment/communications professionals.  A not-for-profit association, founded by a group representing the inflight entertainment community.
  • American Society of Travel Agents  An association of travel agents and suppliers.
  • American Bar Association's Air & Space Law Forum  Created to provide information in the aviation arena.  The forum has over 1,500 members representing all areas of air and space law including airlines, airports, labor, financial committees, the FAA, DOT, and NASA, and includes lawyers practicing in corporate, litigation and antitrust areas.  The forum holds educational programs and workshops each year along with its Annual Conference, and publishes a quarterly newsletter, The Air and Space Lawyer.  See the Law of Air & Space page at the LawResearch site for many links to resources at governments, journals and publications, professional organizations and associations, and legal search sites.
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics  A society serving the aerospace profession with the primary purpose to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of aeronautics and astronautics and to foster and promote the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits.
  • AMTSociety  An affinity group that brings together aircraft maintenance professionals for benefits to include online IA renewals, AMT magazine subscription, free industry show passes, monthly prizes and awards, and more.
  • ANACNA  The official site of Italian Air traffic controller association, "Associazione nazionale assistenti e controllori della navigazione aerea."
  • ASDNet  The Aviation/Space and Defense Division of American Society for Quality is devoted to quality related activities as they involve the aviation, space, and defense industries.
  • Association of British Travel Agents  A UK trade association for tour operators and travel agents.
  • Association of Corporate Travel Executives  Representing the specialized travel interests of corporate purchasers and travel service suppliers.
  • Association of Professional Interline Travel Agencies  APITA is an international, non-profit interline travel trade association comprised of various interline agencies that are committed to growing and enhancing the interline tourism business, while safeguarding the traveling interliner (airline employee).
  • The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International  AUVSI has over 2,000 members in more than 20 countries in government, industry, and the academic community promoting the advancement of Unmanned Vehicle System technologies. AUVSI is a professional organization committed to fostering, developing, and enhancing Unmanned Vehicle Systems and related technologies by presenting and promoting UVS technology, applications, benefits, and information to the user community, general public, academia, and government decision-makers.
  • Atlanta Air Cargo Association  An organization of Atlanta, Georgia air cargo firms, including Certified Air Carriers, Air Freight Forwarders, IATA Agents, Air/Truck Motor Carriers, ACI Pickup and Delivery Contractors, Customs Brokers, Warehouse Operators, and Allied Services,
  • Australian Aviation Council  AUSAC represents all sectors of the Australian aviation industry.
  • Aviation Crime Prevention Institute  A non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of aviation related crime through education of the aviation industry worldwide, cooperation between the Aviation Industry and Law Enforcement Agencies, and communication of information and security procedures to all.
  • Aviation Industry Association of New Zealand  The AIA represents the diverse interests of commercial aviation on issues including safety, business sustainability and industry standards and rules.
  • Aviation Suppliers Association  ASA is a not-for-profit trade association, representing companies that buy and sell aircraft parts.  ASA focuses on regulatory and legal matters that affect the aviation parts supply industry.  Member companies include distributors, suppliers, surplus sales organizations, repair stations, manufacturers, air carriers, and other companies that provide a service to the aviation parts supply industry.
  • Aviation Working Group  A not-for-profit legal entity comprising major aviation manufacturers, leasing companies, and financial institutions. AWG seeks to contribute to the development of policies, laws, regulations, and rules that facilitate advanced international aviation financing and leasing.
  • The Baltic Air Charter Association  BACA is a British professional body representing the interests of commercial aviation companies, particularly in the aircharter industries and markets.  Members include airbrokers, charter airlines, airports, business aircraft operators, freight forwarders, consultants and others.
  • British Business & General Aviation Association  BBGA is the UK's national trade body representing companies operating and trading in the General and Business Aviation industry.
  • California Alliance for Advanced Transportation Systems  CAATS is a partnership of transportation and technology executives throughout California from government and industry with the goal to accelerate the deployment of technology in the transportation network to the benefit of travelers.
  • Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation  CANSO, founded in 1998 as a not-for-profit organization, is the trade association and the global voice of air navigation services companies and organizations when many governments were in the process of moving the responsibility for the provision of air navigation services from civil service departments to outside organizations.  It represents the interests of air navigation service providers worldwide with a view to ensuring the safe, efficient and cost-effective operation of many thousands of civil, private and military aircraft throughout the world.
  • Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative  The CAAFI seeks to enhance energy security and environmental sustainability for aviation through alternative jet fuels.  It's a coalition that focuses the efforts of commercial aviation to engage the emerging alternative fuels industry, and is sponsored by The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Environment and Energy responsible for aviation energy and environmental policy, Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) representing airports, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) representing manufacturers, and Air Transport Association of America (ATA) representing U.S. airlines.
  • The Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa CAASA is a professional association, who's membership is directed to persons engaged in commercial aviation, those who have a commercial intrest in aviation, and those aith an enterprise allied to the commercial aviation industry.
  • Dangerous Goods Logistics Network  A global alliance of leading, independently owned and operated logistics companies specializing in the transportation of Dangerous Goods and Hazmat - worldwide.
  • Enviro.aero  An initiative of the commercial aviation industry seeking to provide information on industry measures underway to limit the impact of aviation on the environment.  Enviro.aero has created a YouTube site where you can watch videos related to aviation and the environment.
  • Eurocontrol  The European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation serves air traffic in Europe, ensuring safety, fluidity and economy for all airspace users, and developing European solutions to common problems.
  • European Airshow Council  Providing a forum for key players to formulate ideas, define good practice, and discuss all matters relating to the airshow entertainment business within Europe and confining regions.
  • European Association of Aerospace Industries  AECMA represents the aerospace industry in Europe in all matters of common interest, with the objective of enhancing the competitive development of the sector.
  • European Aviation Suppliers Association  Formed to give the aviation suppliers a voice within the industry to enable them to have a say on airworthiness and quality matters which affect their business.
  • European Business Aviation Association  EBAA's vision is to be the effective force for enhancing the unique transportation resources that Business Aviation provides to European commerce.
  • European Civil Aviation Conference  As an inter-governmental organization, the ECAC's aim is to promote the development of a safe, efficient, and sustainable European air transport system by harmonizing civil aviation policies and practices amongst its Member States and promoting understanding on policy matters between Member States and other parts of the world.
  • European Composites Industry Association  RASI seeks to promote an understanding of the critical role that regional aircraft play in U.S. commercial aviation and the essential air service they offer to the traveling public.  Information about the industry and it's history, aircraft performance, carriers, air service, and airports.
  • European Federation of Air Line Dispatchers Associations
  • Farnborough Aerospace Consortium  The Consortium brings together aerospace companies located in Southern England to enable each to be more competitive through improved marketing, sharing of best practice, access to current research and collective action.
  • Florida Aviation Trades Association  Diverse aviation businesses who speak with a common voice to promote and protect aviation in Florida.
  • Freedom to Fly  A lobby group that includes many UK airlines.
  • General Aviation Manufacturers Association  A trade group representing U.S. makers of general aviation aircraft, engines, avionics and other equipment.
  • German Aerospace Industries Association  The BDLI (Bundesverband der Deutschen Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie e.V.) represents the economic, technological, and research and development interests of its members in the Government, Parliament, media, and general public.
  • German Airline Dispatchers' Association
  • Global Logistics Network, Inc.  GLN is a international professional alliance of independently owned and operated companies that specialize in the logistics industry, including freight forwarders, transportation intermediaries, and associated companies working together in a network environment.
  • Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales (French Aerospace Industries Association)  GIFAS has almost 200 members, from major prime contractors and system suppliers to small specialist companies.
  • Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators  Established to maintain the highest standards of air safety through the promotion of good airmanship among pilots and navigators, to maintain a liaison with all Authorities connected with licensing, training and legislation affecting pilot or navigator whether private, professional, civil or military.
  • The Guild of Air Traffic Control Officers  GATCO is an independent professional organisation which exists to promote honourable practice and the highest standards in all aspects of aviation.
  • Guild of Aviation Artists  The Guild was formed in 1971 and is recognised as a premier society for the promotion of aviation art.  It brings together the worlds of art and aviation in a common interest group and stages exhibitions and events throughout the UK.
  • Guild of Business Travel Agents  Representation and active crusading on behalf of the business traveller community as a whole, and acting to create the profession of "business travel management."
  • Icelandic Airline Dispatcher Association
  • Independent Business Aviation Contract Professionals Association, Inc.  The IBACP Association bands together professional contractors for their mutual benefit and that of the Business Aviation Industry.
  • The International Air Cargo Association  TIACA is a worldwide organization which brings together the air logistics industry for progress and growth in world trade and economic development.  Members include air and surface carriers, forwarders, shippers, vendors, manufacturers, airports, countries, financial institutions and consultants.
  • International Air Carriers Organisation  A non-profit organization with the aim of developing air travel through the promotion of charter flights worldwide.
  • International Air Rail Organisation  IARO spreads world-class best practice and good workable ideas among people interested in rail links to airports.
  • International Aviation Fire Protection Association  The IAFPA is a non-profit association whose mission is to promote better international understanding of issues and concerns related to aircraft rescue and fire fighting, airport facilities fire protection and aircraft passenger fire safety.
  • International Aviation Ground Support Association  The IAGSA was formed by manufacturers and suppliers of aviation ground support equipment.
  • International Aviation Handlers' Association  The IAHA was established as a forum for the world's major ground handling companies, a talking shop, representing the industry worldwide.fo
  • International Civil Aviation Organization  ICAO was established in 1944 to develop international aviation.
  • International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences  The I.C.A.S. is a non-government, non-profit making, scientific organization established to encourage the free interchange of information on aeronautical subjects.
  • International Federation of Air Line Dispatchers' Associations  IFALDA is an international organization comprised of the various Aircraft Dispatcher / Flight Operations Officer associations that have formed throughout the world.
  • International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Association  IFATCA is the non-political and non-industrial world professional organisation representing approximately 40,000 air traffic controllers in more than 100 countries.  The mission of the Federation is to protect and safeguard the interests of the air traffic control profession.
  • International Federation of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Association  The IFATSEA was formed to promote safety, efficiency and regularity in international air navigation, to assist and secure development and professional efficiency among Air Traffic Services Electronics personnel, and to protect and safeguard collective professional interests of Air Traffic Services personnel.
  • The International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading  Founded to foster and promote interest in aeronautics, and provide a forum for communication among those involved in aviation and supporting industries who operate, manufacture, maintain, sell, purchase, finance, lease, appraise, insure or otherwise engage in activities related to transport category aircraft.  ISTAT arranges lectures, demonstrations, and national and international conventions and exhibitions.
  • Kenya International Freight & Warehousing Association
  • Miami Maintenance Management Council Association of aviation companies dedicated to quality control and maintenance issues and regulations.
  • National Aeronautic Association  The NAA is the oldest national aviation organization in the United States and is dedicated to the advancement of the art, sport, and science of aviation in the US.  The NAA is the record-keeper for United States aviation.
  • National Air Traffic Controllers Association
  • National Air Transportation Association  The NATA mission is to enhance the safety and quality of service provided the flying public by assisting aviation businesses in the education and training of their employees.
  • National Aircraft Finance Association  NAFA s a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the general welfare of individuals and organizations providing aircraft financing and loans secured by aircraft; to improve the industry's service to the public; to work with government agencies to foster a greater understanding of member's needs.
  • National Aircraft Resale Association  A professional trade association for dealers and brokers of pre-owned aircraft.
  • The National Agricultural Aviation  The NAAA is the voice of the aerial application industry.
  • National Business Aviation Association, Inc.  A trade association founded to represent and protect the interests of business aviation companies that own or operate general aviation aircraft.
  • National Business Travel Association  The NBTA represents over 2,400 corporate travel managers and travel service providers, and is committed to the professional development of its members,  It offers educational and training opportunities, and is a source for information on the business travel industry.
  • National Consortium for Aviation Mobility  NCAM is a nonprofit organization studying and developing new uses for the nation's tiniest airports and for small jets with NASA.
  • Netherlands Airport Technology group  N.A.T. is an association of Dutch manufacturing and service suppliers of airport technology and equipment.
  • Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association  Featuring air traffic control publications, the latest aviation news in Nigeria, aviation institutions, directories, and links to air traffic control stories globally to keep members well informed.
  • North West Aerospace Alliance  The NWAA is an industry-led alliance dedicated to promoting aerospace in Northwestern England.
  • Northern Ireland Aerospace Consortium  NIAC was established in May 1998 and brings together Northern Ireland's aerospace capability.
  • Ohio Aerospace Institute A private non-profit corporation that brings together businesses, universities, and government agencies with the goal to create, integrate, apply and communicate aerospace knowledge.
  • Ontario Aerospace Council  Representing the aerospace community in Ontario, Canada.
  • The Pacific Asia Travel Association  PATA is an authority on Pacific Asia travel and tourism and provides marketing, research, and educational opportunities to a membership of government tourist offices, airlines, hotels, travel agencies, tour operators and related companies.  PATA's mission is to enhance the growth, value and quality of Pacific Asia travel and tourism for the benefit of its membership.
  • Panhellenic Electronic Engineers Union of Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority  A scientific and professional union of the Air Traffic Control Safety Elelectronic Engineers of the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority, supporting all the Greek air space and based in Athens.
  • The Parachute Industry Association  The PIA is comprised of companies and individuals seeking to improve business opportunities in this segment of aviation, and pursues technical, safety, and promotional projects that benefit its members and the industry it serves.
  • Polish Airline Dispatchers Association
  • Royal Aeronautical Society  A multidisciplinary professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community.
  • Professional Women Controllers, Inc.  PWC is an association of air traffic control specialists (both men and women).  While membership is predominantly composed of controllers within the USA, the international membership base is expanding.  The webpage is used to facilitate the networking of persons in the air traffic control professional field, both within and outside the United States, and to keep members informed on issues, career opportunities, and activities.
  • Remote Control Aerial Photography Association  A professional association of dedicated remote control aerial photographers.  RCAPA provides operational safety guidelines, best business practices, networking and new technology information.
  • RTCA A private not-for-profit organization that addresses requirements and technical concepts for aviation.  RTCA recommends standards and provides guidance documents that focus on the application of electronics technology to implement new or modified concepts and to satisfy related requirements.
  • Scandinavian Airline Dispatchers' Association Denmark
  • Smart Skies  This national campaign is led by the airlines of the Air Transport Association, and advocates modernization of the U.S. air traffic control system (ATC) and its funding mechanisms.
  • Society of Aerospace Communicators  An international membership organization open to aerospace journalists, public relations personnel and other aerospace media professionals.
  • The Society of British Aerospace Companies Ltd.  The SBAC is the national trade association of the UK aerospace industry and represents the interests of over 400 companies.  Organiser of the biennial Farnborough International exhibition.
  • Swiss Aeronautical Industries Group  These companies produce instruments and special components for the aeronautical industry, and they are partners in cell construction and engine technology.
  • Swiss Airline Dispatchers' Association
  • Tennessee Aviation Association  TAA encourages aviation businesses within the state to do business with each other whenever possible and assists in attracting new aviation industry to Tennessee.  A basic priority of the association is to serve as a catalyst to coalesce the broad spectrum of avation interests within the state of Tennessee for the benefit of the entire industry and those it serves.
  • Transglobal Secure Collaboration Program  TSCP is a government-industry partnership working to develop secure IT information sharing solutions for aerospace and defense industry issues.
  • UkrAvia Association  A voluntary union of the state and private enterprises and organizations engaged in international cooperation on the development of general aviation in the Ukraine.
  • United States Aerospace Industry Representatives in Europe  USAIRE is an association of American and European member companies focused on aerospace and advanced technologies.  The Association provides for networking and building professional relationships among American and European corporations and government representatives.
  • The Washington Aviation Association  A non-profit coalition of aviation businesses formed to promote the growth and needs of the industry.
  • Women in Corporate Aviation  A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization made up of aviation professionals including flight department personnel, FBO managers, writers, students, training center professionals, and many others.  They network, promoted career opportunities in business aviation, and serve as role models to the next generation of aviation professionals.
  • World Cargo Alliance  A network of independent air and ocean forwarders.  The site is a bit browser sensitive: it prefers I.E. and popups need to be enabled.

Training and Education Organizations

  • The Aerospace Education Alliance  A national alliance for aviation and space education.
  • Aerospace Education Foundation  The AEF vision is to educate America's youth in math and the sciences to help keep America's edge in aerospace technology.  An Air Force Association educational affiliate.
  • The Air League  British organization that promotes education and training, effective airpower, civil aviation policies, and general aviation.
  • Association of Aerospace Universities  The AAU is a focus for activities in the higher education sector relating to UK aerospace and supports industry through the provision of world class education, research, and consultancy.
  • Aviation Industry CBT Committee  AICC is an international association of technology-based training professionals.  The AICC develops guidelines for aviation industry in the development, delivery, and evaluation of CBT (Computer-Based Training) and related training technologies.
  • Aviation Technician Education Council  ATEC is an organization of Federal Aviation Administration approved Aviation Maintenance Technician schools and supporting industries.
  • Council on Aviation Accreditation  The CAA advances quality aviation education worldwide through accreditation and leadership.  It's goals are to stimulate collegiate aviation program excellence and self improvement, establish uniform minimum educational quality standards, and to increase the credibility, integrity, and acceptance of collegiate aviation programs within institutions of higher education.
  • Foundation of Students in Airplane Development, Manufacturing, and Management Organization of Dutch students building aeroplanes.
  • The Greater Houston Association of Flight Instructors  News and commentary on the Association and its activities, the Flight Instructor Renewal Clinic (FIRC) programs and venues, downloadable copies of FIRC presentations, and a flight instructor "Yellow Pages" where Association members may advertise their flight instructor programs and specialties.
  • National Association of Flight Instructors A non-profit national organization dedicated to raising and maintaining the professional standing of the flight instructor and the flight instruction community.
  • National Aviation and Space Education Alliance  Formed to enhance the work of state aviation and space education councils and related organizations by improving communications among them and by developing mutual support programs.  Site includes links to State aviation education councils.
  • National Coalition for Aviation Education  The NCAE represents government, industry, and labor: united to promote aviation education activities and resources, increase public understanding of aviation, and support educational initiatives at the local, state, and national levels.
  • The National Intercollegiate Flying Association  NIFA is an association of colleges and universities who are directly involved in some form of aviation education or who have a student group on campus with aviation interests.
  • The North American Trainer Association  An independent, non-profit corporation dedicated to the restoration, preservation and safe flying of all North American Aviation built trainer aircraft (AT-6, SNJ, Harvard, NA-64, T-28, TF-51, TB-25).
  • University Aviation Association  A non-profit organization that represents institutions, corporations, faculty and students, and individuals interested in developing and promoting collegiate aviation.

Air Travel Organizations

  • Air Travelers Association  A membership organization focusing on the air travel issues of safety, security, savings, and service.  Membership benefits include a newsletter, the Airline Safety Report Card, personal safety consultations, and discount travel.
  • Discover America Partnership  The goal of this travel industry group is to strengthen America's image around the globe and ease the process for foreigners entering the U.S. while maintaining security interests.  Instead of driving foreign visitors away, America should work to welcome them, provide a good experience, and positively influence the perception of visiting the U.S.  Former DHS Secretary Tom Ridge has joined Partnership.
  • Electronic Union of Travel Industry  EUOTI is a multinational union created by travel and tourism experts and consultants specialized in E-marketing business.  It provides full protection and support for E-tourism and travel service providers (organizations and individuals) and helps them to show and promote their own product.
  • The International Airlines Travel Agent Network  IATAN is a not-for profit service organization that assists travel agents in meeting and maintaining a set of standards that are of value to airlines, the agency community, and consumers.
  • International Federation for IT and Travel & Tourism  An independent global community for the discussion, exchange, and development of knowledge about the use and impact of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the travel and tourism industry.

Unions and Employee Groups

Women's Organizations

  • Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance  AWAM is a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of championing women's professional growth and enrichment in the aviation maintenance fields by providing opportunities for sharing information and networking, education, fostering a sense of community and increasing public awareness of women in the industry.
  • Australian Women's Pilot's Association  Aims: to encourage women to gain flying licenses of all types, either as a hobby or profession; maintain pilot networks in state and local areas where women in aviation can meet and exchange information; promote training, employment and careers in aviation; and assist in the future of aviation through public interest, safety, and education.
  • British Women Pilots Association  The BWPA exists to promote aviation, particularly to women.
  • Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide  This independent, not-for-profit, global consortium of businesses and organizations seek to foster diversity and growth in the air and space industry, using outreach and educational programs.
  • International Aviation Womens Association  The IAWA brings together women of achievement in the aviation industry and promotes their advancement through the establishment of a worldwide network of aviation professional contacts.
  • New Zealand Association of Women in Aviation  An enthusiastic group that aims to foster friendship amongst women interested in aviation through networking, meetings, rallies, and newsletters.
  • The Ninety-Nines, Inc.  An international organization of almost 7,000 licensed women pilots from 35 countries.
  • Professional Women Controllers, Inc.  PWC is an association of air traffic control specialists (both men and women).  While membership is predominantly composed of controllers within the USA, the international membership base is expanding.  The webpage is used to facilitate the networking of persons in the air traffic control professional field, both within and outside the United States, and to keep members informed on issues, career opportunities, and activities.
  • Tulsa Ninety-Nines  The website of the Tulsa Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, an international organization of licensed women pilots from 35 countries with over 6,500 members.
  • Women in Aviation, International  Established to encourage women to seek opportunities in aviation.  Conference, events, membership services, links to aviation pages.
  • Women in Corporate Aviation  A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization made up of aviation professionals including flight department personnel, FBO managers, writers, students, training center professionals, and many others.  They network, promoted career opportunities in business aviation, and serve as role models to the next generation of aviation professionals.
  • Women Soaring Pilots Association  This division of the Soaring Society of America was founded to promote all aspects of soaring for women glider pilots.

Other Organizations

  • Aerospace & Defense Benchmarking Council  The ADBC is an association of aerospace and defense professionals within major corporations or governmental agencies.  It provides members with the opportunity to identify, document, and establish best practices through benchmarking to increase value, efficiencies, and profits.  Membership is open to individuals employed as permanent employees of companies in the aerospace and defense industries.
  • Air Display Association Europe  A pan-European organisation whose members include the organisers of practically all the major UK Airshows and a majority of those arranging smaller events.  Includes extensive list of European airshows.
  • Air Transportation Research International Forum  ATRIF is a group of aviation industry strategic planners and research analysts who review and debate topical issues at twice-yearly meetings.
  • Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association  AFRA is an international association that seeks to improve aircraft industry sustainability through aging aircraft value improvement and recycling.
  • Airworthy.Org  A privately owned organization of experienced aviation professionals that assist others in locating and obtaining airworthy related resources on the World Wide Web.  Includes resumes of US Designated Airworthiness Representatives (DAR's), Designated Engineering Representatives (DER's), Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanics and Inspection Authorization (IA) holders, reference data (CFR, FAA Orders, and Advisory Circulars).  Lots of information about the FAA and regulatory issues.
  • The Alliance for Aviation Across America  The AAAA opposes the FAA user fee proposal and is a coalition of aviation enthusiasts and professionals, local airports, civic organizations representing rural and agriculture voices, city, county and state officials, economic development entities, non-profit organizations, small and mid-size businesses and others dedicated to protecting small and rural communities.  They are also dedicated to properly modernizing America's air traffic control system to enhance safety, promote efficiency and expand capacity in order to ensure all Americans have access to air transportation.
  • The American Kitefliers Association  The largest association of kiters in the world, with over 4,000 members, in 35 countries.  Their purpose is to educate the public in the art, history, technology, and practice of building and flying kites - to advance the joys and values of kiting in all nations.
  • The American Society Of Aviation Artists  The ASAA a non-profit organization that brings together persons who share a love of art and aviation in an organization that challenges itself to the creation of works that are unique to aviation and aerospace.  The Aero Brush quarterly journal is a source of information subjects pertinent to aerospace art, the artists who create it, and to the ASAA.
  • ASTM International - Standards Worldwide  A standards development body providing technical standards to industry worldwide, including aviation standards.
  • Australian Kite Association  The AKA is a body of kite flyers seeking to promote the activity of kiting in all its various aspects.
  • Aviation Crime Prevention Institute, Inc.  A non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of aviation related crime through education of the aviation industry worldwide, cooperation between the aviation industry and law enforcement agencies, and communication of information and security procedures to all.
  • Aviation Health Institute  A non-profit organisation that promotes health and well being of airline passengers worldwide.  Includes a chart with economy/coach seat pitch by airline, guidelines for physicians offering patient advice, health advice for passengers, links related to aviation health.
  • Center for Advanced Aviation System Development CAASD is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to perform essential research and engineering functions.
  • The British Columbia Aviation Council  The BCAC is a self-sustaining organization, with the mission to "promote the safe and orderly development of aviation and aviation services in the Province of British Columbia."
  • The Coalition for Space Exploration  This collaborative effort between a number of aerospace companies (Boeing, Lockheed martin, Pratt & Whitney, Honeywell, Aerojet, Raytheon, and others) has a mission to ensure the United States will remain a leader in space, science, and technology.
  • Friends of Aviation  This non-profit organization seeks to create a dynamic, user-friendly, entertaining, and informative website for anyone at any level in any field of aviation.  They aim to build a place for networking and friendship creation.
  • General Aviation Awareness Council  The UK General Aviation associations, supported by commercial and professional bodies, have established this Council to try to ensure that GA activity in the UK does not decline, and its expansion in business flying, pilot training, sport, and recreation is publicly and privately encouraged.
  • Green Aviation International  Aviation and other professionals working to ensure mutual solutions for the long-term success of aviation and green sustainable society.
  • IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
  • Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism  An Agency of the Organization of American States (OAS), CICTE was created to exchange information between national authorities, establishment a database of terrorism issues, assist in drafting counterterrorism legislation, compile treaties and agreements, enhance border cooperation and travel documentation security measures, and develop activities for training and crisis management.  The CICTE originated with the Second Specialized Conference on Terrorism held in Mar del Plata, Argentina on November 23-24, 1998.
  • International Council of Air Shows An association of air show producers, performers and support service providers, ICAS was created in 1968 to safeguard and promote the interests of air shows and air show professionals.
  • International Society for Aviation Photography  ISAP provides an international forum for the art and science of aviation photography, facilitating the exchange of aviation photography ideas, technique, philosophy, and equipment.  Perhaps most importantly, it provides a mechanism for communication, education, and friendship among its members.
  • Manatoba Aviation Council Promotes development and advancement of aviation in Manitoba.
  • Middletown Aviation Foundation  The Foundation seeks to promote aviation in Southwest Ohio through public outreach programs.  It's primary tool, the Wings of Freedom Airshow, offers an opportunity to celebrate a rich aviation heritage.
  • National Aviation Reporting Center For Anomalous Phenomena  NARCAP is a non-profit, scientific organization dedicated to improving aviation safety related to unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) of all kinds.  A secondary goal is to collect, analyze, and report our most reliable scientific findings to the scientific community for their continued study.
  • National Institute for Aviation Research  NIAR supports the aviation industry through research and development, education, testing, certification, and technology transfer.  Located at Wichita State University, Kansas.
  • New Jersey Aviation  Supporting New Jersey General Aviation.
  • No Plane No Gain  This is a joint effort of the National Business Aviation Association and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, seeking to "educate the public on the importance of business aviation to our country and its communities, companies, and citizens.  In the United States, business aviation generates well over a million jobs, provides a lifeline to communities with little or no commercial airline service, helps thousands of businesses of all sizes to be more productive and efficient, and provides emergency and humanitarian services to people in need."
  • Partners In Air Racing  A group of companies, race teams, and web site affiliates that strive to promote the sport, spirit, and mass appeal of air racing.
  • Scramble  Home of the Dutch Aviation Society, for the civil and military aviation enthusiast: the monthly magazine "Scramble," spotter conventions, bus and air trips for aviation enthusiasts, airshow information, airfield information for European spotters, Dutch civil aircraft register.
  • Ulster Aviation Society Aviation enthusiast organization with monthly magazine, events.