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Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
The Aerospace Industries Association represents the nation's major manufacturers of commercial, military and business aircraft, helicopters, aircraft engines, missiles, spacecraft, materiels, and related components and equipment.

Air Transport Association (ATA)
Founded by a group of 14 airlines meeting in Chicago in 1936, it was the first, and today remains, the only trade organization for the principal U.S. airlines. In that capacity it has played a major role in all the major government decisions regarding aviation since its founding, including the creation of the Civil Aeronautics Board, the creation of the air traffic control system, and airline deregulation.

The purpose of the ATA is to support and assist its members by promoting the air transport industry and the safety, cost effectiveness, and technological advancement of its operations; advocating common industry positions before state and local governments; conducting designated industry-wide programs; and assuring governmental and public understanding of all aspects of air transport.

Airline Suppliers Association (ASA)
The Airline Suppliers Association is an independent aviation association dedicated to addressing the concerns and needs of the companies involved with the supply of aviation parts.

American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)
AAAE is the largest professional organization for airport executives in the world, representing thousands of airport management personnel at public use airports nationwide. The American Association of Airport Executives' primary goal is to assist airport executives in fulfilling their responsibilities to the airports and communities they serve.

American Helicopter Society (AHS)
AHS International -- The Vertical Flight Society is a professional, technical society, established by industry pioneers in 1943 for the purpose of advancing vertical flight. Our close to 6,000 individual members from around the world cover the entire spectrum of vertical flight industry, including government, military, civil, engineers, managers, pilots, educators, and students. Our corporate members, which number nearly 100, encompass all facets of the industry including airframe designers, turbine engine manufacturers, avionics and systems integrators, suppliers and consultants. For more than half a century, the AHS has played a leading role in the development of vertical flight technology, pursuing excellence within the industry, and stimulating research, debate and expert opinion.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
For more than 65 years, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and its predecessors, has been the principal society of the aerospace engineer and scientist. Officially formed in 1963 through a merger of the American Rocket Society (ARS) and the Institute of Aerospace Sciences (IAS), the purpose was, and still is, "to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of aeronautics and astronautics, and to promote the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits." Both ARS and IAS brought to the relationship a long and eventful history-stretching back to 1930 and 1932, respectively-and each left its mark on the Institute. The merger combined the imaginative, opportunistic, and risk-taking desire of those rocket, missile, and space professionals with the more established, well-recognized achievers from the aviation community.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Organized in 1898, ASTM (the American Society for Testing and Materials) is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world.

America's Aerospace Quality Group
The AAQG is a committee of the Society of Automotive Engineers - designated Committee G14. Its operations are under the guidance and rules of SAE committees. The AAQG is a cooperative organization within the aerospace industry in the Americas (including North, Central and South Americas). Its processes are established in a set of agreed, documented, operational procedures. The AAQG is not a legal entity. It is the responsibility of individual companies to implement such agreed upon common procedures.

Flight Safety Foundation
An independent, nonpolitical, nonprofit, international organization offering an objective view of aviation safety developments, the Foundation uses the Internet and this Web site to maximize dissemination of its publications, seminars, special reports, and calendar of events. The Flight Safety Foundation is pleased to provide this material to promote its important advocacy efforts.

Helicopter Association International (HAI)
The Helicopter Association International (HAI) is a nonprofit, professional trade association of over 1,400 member organizations from 70 nations. Since 1948, HAI has been dedicated to promoting the helicopter as a safe and efficient method of transportation, and to the advancement of the civil helicopter industry.

National Aeronautic Association (NAA)
NAA is a unique and special organization. It is non-parochial, charitable, and broad-based in its membership. It has as its members individuals and organizations representing all segments of American aviation. NAA has a diverse membership and we encompass all areas of flight - from skydiving and models to commercial airlines and military fighters. Since its beginning, NAA's primary mission has been the advancement of the art, sport, and science of aviation in the United States. In recent years, our mission has expanded to include space flight. Through our annual national awards program, NAA "celebrates the past," while at the same time recognizes the achievements of its corporate members who are busy developing technology and "inventing the future."

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), a trade association headquartered in Washington, DC, was founded in 1947 to represent and protect the interests of the business aviation community. NBAA represents over 6,100 companies that own or operate general aviation aircraft as an aid to the conduct of their business, or are involved with business aviation. NBAA Member Companies earn annual revenues in excess of $5 trillion - a number that is about half the gross national product - and employ more than 19 million people worldwide. The Association presents the benefits of business aviation to the general public, and represents Members' interests as the principal advocate and voice for business aviation before Congress, the Administration, state and local governments and the media.

Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA)
The purpose of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association is to promote a high degree of professionalism among aviation maintenance personnel; to foster and improve methods, skills, learning, and achievement in the field of Aviation Maintenance; to conduct national, state, and local meetings and seminars; to recognize achievement in our field; to publish, distribute, and disseminate news, technical bulletins, journals and other appropriate publications dealing with the trade of Aviation Maintenance; to collaborate with other organizations in aviation; to address the queries of governmental agencies pertaining to maintenance rules and guidelines.

Regional Airline Association (RAA)
The Regional Airline Association (RAA) represents U.S. regional airlines and the suppliers of products and services that support the industry, before the U.S. Congress, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation and other federal and state agencies. RAA member airlines transport between 90 percent and 95 percent of all regional airline passengers. RAA was founded in 1975 (as the Commuter Airline Association of America) with a charter to promote a healthy business climate and to work with regulatory agencies and other organizations, including the traveling public, with an objective of achieving safety, efficiency and growth of the regional airlines.

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Nearly 80,000 engineers, business executives, educators, and students from more than 97 countries form our network of membership who share information and exchange ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems. More than 16,000 volunteer leaders serve on our Board of Directors and our many other boards, councils and committees. Our technical committees write more new aerospace and automotive engineering standards than any other standards-writing organization in the world. We publish thousands of technical papers and books each year, and leading-edge periodicals and Internet and CD-ROM products too. Our Cooperative Research Program helps facilitate projects that benefit the mobility industry as a whole. Numerous meetings and exhibitions provide worldwide opportunities to network and share information. We also offer a full complement of professional development activities such as seminars, workshops, and continuing education programs. The meetings and activities of local sections provide an opportunity to network with colleagues near you.

Women in Aviation, International (WAI)
Women In Aviation, International began in 1990 and was formally established in 1994 to encourage women to seek opportunities in aviation. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, of the nearly 700,000 active pilots in the United States, less than six percent are women and only slightly more than two percent ATP rated. Women account for only 2.13 percent of the more than 540,000 non-pilot aviation jobs in the United States. Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests. Our 5,500 + membership includes astronauts, corporate pilots, maintenance technicians, air traffic controllers, business owners, educators, journalists, flight attendants, high school and university students, airshow performers, airport managers and others.

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