Aviation Associations






Aeronautical Repair Station Association - Association devoted to the regulatory needs of the worldwide civil aviation community.


Air Charter Safety Foundation - The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF), founded in 2007, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation established to improve the safety of air charter and shared aircraft ownership operations.


Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association - Incorporated in 1939, AOPA's stated mission is to preserve the freedom to fly by advocating on behalf of its members, educating pilots, non-pilots and policy makers alike, supporting activities that ensure the long-term health of General Aviation, fighting to keep General Aviation accessible to all, and securing sufficient resources to ensure our success.


Airline Pilots Association, International - The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents more than 53,000 pilots at 37 U.S. and Canadian airlines. Founded in 1931, the Association is chartered by the AFL-CIO and the Canadian Labour Congress. Known internationally as US-ALPA, it is a member of the International Federation of Air Line Pilot Associations.

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Airlines for America - Founded in 1936, Airlines for America is the nation's oldest and largest airline trade association. The association's fundamental purpose is to foster a business and regulatory environment that ensures safe and secure air transportation and enables U.S. airlines to flourish, stimulating economic growth locally, nationally and internationally. 


Airports Council International, North America - The 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. Over 350 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports. 


American Association of Airport Executives - Founded in 1928, AAAE is the world's largest professional organization for airport executives, representing thousands of airport management personnel at public-use commercial and general aviation airports.


American Bar Association Forum Committee on Air and Space Law - The Forum’s conferences and other activities serve as the one-stop shop for attorneys interested in all aspects of domestic and international air and space law, including airlines, airports, labor, finance, litigation, environment and antitrust, as well as regulatory issues arising from governmental entities such as FAA, DOT, NASA and EASA.


American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - For more than 70 years, AIAA has been the principal society of the aerospace engineer and scientist.  AIAA’s mission is to address the professional needs and interests of the past, current, and future aerospace workforce and to advance the state of aerospace science, engineering, technology, operations, and policy to benefit our global society.


Aviation Insurance Association - The Aviation Insurance Association is a not-for-profit association dedicated to expanding the knowledge of and promoting the general welfare of the aviation insurance industry through numerous educational programs and events. AIA welcomes members of all facets of the aviation insurance industry, including such professionals as: agents/brokers, claimsprofessionals, underwriters, attorneys, associates and college students interested in the business.


Civial Aviation Medical Association - CAMA, working on behalf of physicians engaged in the practice of aviation medicine aims to promote the best methodology for assessment of the mental and physical requirements for civil aviation pilots; actively enlarge scientific knowledge; advocate,
through continuing education, both basic and advanced civil aeromedical knowledge; promote professional fellowship among colleagues from allied scientific disciplines; and bind together all civil aviation medical examiners into an effective, active medical body to promote aviation safety
for the good of the public.


Defense Research Institute - Aerospace Law Committee - Group of professionals who work and/or are interested in the field of aviation law. The committee includes attorneys defending the interests of airlines, aircraft product manufacturers and suppliers, maintenance organizations, aviation brokers, insurers/reinsurers, publishers of aeronautical data and training facilities, on a national and international scale. Committee members counsel clients in complex commercial transactions regarding the purchase and sale of aircraft, both large and small. Others represent clients in regulatory and enforcement matters before the Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Transportation Safety Board, as well as other international agencies and authorities. Still others are involved in litigation arising from international and domestic aviation accidents and disputes regarding the performance of aerospace products.


European Air Law Association - EALA was established in 1988 with the aim to promote the study of European air law and to provide an open forum for those with an interest in the law and policy affecting the aviation industry in Europe.


Experimental Aircraft Association - EAA is a growing and diverse organization of members with a wide range of aviation interests and backgrounds. EAA was founded in 1953 by a group of individuals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who were interested in building their own airplanes. Through the decades, the organization expanded its mission to include antiques, classics, warbirds, aerobatic aircraft, ultralights,
helicopters, and contemporary manufactured aircraft.


General Aviation Manufacturers Association - The General Aviation Manufacturers Association represents over 65 of the world’s leading manufacturers of fixed-wing general aviation airplanes, engines, avionics, and components. In addition to building nearly all of the general aviation airplanes flying today, GAMA member companies also operate aircraft fleets, airport fixed-based operations, pilot training, and maintenance facilities worldwide.

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Helicopter Association International - For more than 60 years, HAI has provided support and services to its members and to the international helicopter community. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, HAI members safely fly more than 5,000 helicopters some 2.3 million hours each year. Governed by a Board of Directors elected from the membership, with daily operations conducted by a dedicated professional staff.

Independent Fixed Base Operators Association - The IFBOA's goals are to give independent FBOs the resources and buying power they need to compete in the marketplace, and to help ensure a community focus, flexibility and the autonomy of a local business operator.

International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association - Originally founded in 1984 as the National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association, today's International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association (IATSBA) has grown to comprise attorneys from across the United States and other parts of the globe.  Many routinely practice before the United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Transportation (DOT), and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).


International Air Transport Association - IATA is an international trade body, created over 60 years ago by a group of airlines. Today, IATA represents some 230 airlines comprising 93% of scheduled international air traffic. The organization also represents, leads and serves the airline industry in general.  


International Civil Aviation Organization - A specialized agency of the United Nations, ICAO was created in 1944 to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world. It sets standards and regulations necessary for aviation safety, security, efficiency and regularity, as well as for aviation environmental protection. The Organization serves as the forum for cooperation in all fields of civil aviation among its 190 Member States.


International Council of Airshows, Inc. - The International Council of Air Shows is a 501 (c)(6) not-for-profit trade association composed of professionals working in the air show community.  The primary missions of the organization are: 1) to maintain safety; 2) serve as an information resource on air show issues for those within and outside theindustry; 3) provide for the training and continuing education needs of ICAS members and air show professionals generally; and 4) promote the air show industry to the media, Corporate North America and the general public.

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International Society of Air Safety Investigators -ISASI is a society formed to promote air safety by the exchange of ideas, experiences and information about aircraft accident investigations, and to otherwise aid in the advancement of flight safety; to promote technical advancement by providing professional education through lectures, displays and presentations and by the exchange of information for mutual development of improved investigations; to broaden professional relationships among members; to maintain and increase the prestige, standing and influence of the Air Safety Investigator in matters of air safety.


International Society of Transport Aircraft Lending (ISTAT) - For over 25 years, the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) has been dedicated to fostering and promoting interest and educational opportunities in commercial aviation while providing a forum for those involved in the aviation and supporting industries. ISTAT currently represents more than 2,150 members worldwide who are involved in operating, manufacturing, maintaining, selling, purchasing, financing, leasing, appraising, insuring or other activities related to the commercial aviation sector. 


Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association - Membership composed of those interested in both aviation and the law.


National Agricultural Aviation Association - The National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) , founded in 1966, represents more than 1,500 members in 46 states. NAAA supports the interests of small business owners and pilots licensed as professional commercial aerial applicators that use aircraft to enhance food, fiber and bio-fuel production, protect forestry and control health-threatening pests.


National Air Traffic Controllers Association - NATCA represents over 20,000 controllers, engineers and other safety-related professionals, with membership from every state, territory and possession of the United States. Certified in 1987, it claims to be one of the strongest and most influential labor unions in the federal sector, and a direct affiliate of the AFL-CIO.

National Aircraft Finance Association - The National Aircraft Finance Association is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the general welfare of individuals and organizations providing aircraft financing and loans secured by aircraft; to improving the industry's service to the public; and to working with government agencies to foster a greater understanding of our members' needs.


National Air Transportation Association - The National Air Transportation Association (NAT) is the leading organization representing aviation service businesses such as fixed base operators, charter providers, aircraft management companies including those supporting fractional shareholders, maintenance and repair organizations, flight training and airline service companies.  Founded in 1940, NATA aggressively promotes safety and the success of aviation service businesses through its advocacyefforts before government, the media and the public as well as by providing valuable programs and forums to further its members’ prosperity.


National Business Aviation Association - Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show.


Regional Airline Association - RAA represents North American regional airlines, and the manufacturers of products and services supporting the regional airline industry, before the Congress, DOT, FAA andother federal agencies.