AEROSPACE TRADE Association Websites

Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) provides regulatory clarification, interpretation and assistance to companies and organizations worldwide. In addition to both large and small repair station operators, membership is comprised of airline and aviation parts manufacturers, airlines, engineering firms and distributors.

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

Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) serves the aircraft electronics sector of the general aviation industry.

Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA) is an international association to improve aircraft industry sustainability by promoting safe and environmentally proactive management of the world’s aging aircraft fleet.

Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) provides aircraft owners and pilots with representation, support and services at federal, state, and local levels.

Air Carrier Association of America (ACAA) works with airports, business travelers, consumer groups, and local officials to eliminate barriers that block meaningful competition by low-fare carriers.

Air Taxi Association (ATXA) is an organization of next-generation air taxi providers that offer direct, on-demand flight service at business airline prices. As an Association, the ATXA serves as an aligning force to push market growth, reduce costs, and provide best practices to speed the adoption of the next generation air taxi model in a manner that benefits the industry.

Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) represents and promotes the services and industry of air traffic control.

Air Transport Association (ATA) represents the commercial airline industry.

Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) represents pilots within the commercial aviation industry.

American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) provides representation and services for airport executives from small to large airports.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is a professional society for aerospace engineers and scientists.

Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA) focuses on regulatory and legal matters such as safety, international compliance, and ethical business practices that impact the aviation parts supply industry.

Aviation Distributors and Manufacturers Association (ADMA) represents and provides services to further the aerospace industry marketplace.

Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) represents experimental and sport pilots on local, state and federal levels.

General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) represents manufacturers of fixed-wing aircraft, engines, avionics, and components. GAMA member companies also operate aircraft fleets, airport fixed-based operations, pilot schools, and training facilities across the nation. General Aviation aircraft range from two-seat training aircraft to intercontinental business jets and regional airliners.

Helicopter Association International (HAI) provides representation and promotion of the civil helicopter industry.

Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association (LAMA) is a nonprofit national trade association representing manufacturers of light aircraft, engines, avionics, parts/subassemblies, and suppliers and distributors to the light aircraft industry and community.

The Modification and Replacement Parts Association (MARPA) was formed to educate the aviation industry about the high standards applied to both design approval and production quality assurance of PMA* parts. Its mission now includes working with the FAA to help improve safety standards and ensuring that new standards do not impose significant burdens on the industry without correlative aviation safety benefits.

National Aeronautics Association (NAA) represents all areas of flight.

National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) represents the aerial application industry.

National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is an organization for aviation business service providers for the general aviation industry.

National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA) promotes a consistently high set of ethical standards in buying and selling business aircraft and to communicate those standards to the marketplace.

National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) represents the interest of air traffic controllers.

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) represents the interests of business aviation community. Members are companies that use general aviation aircraft to conduct their business. NBAA establishes industry standards aimed at enhancing safety, efficiency and acceptance of business aviation.

Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) aims 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.

Regional Airline Association (RAA) represents U.S. regional airlines and the suppliers of products and services that support the industry. Visit this site for interesting statistics on the growth of regional airlines and their passenger traffic.

SAE International (SAE) is a society of aerospace, automotive, and commercial vehicle engineers that provides technical information (including standards) and educational opportunities to the global mobility community.

Satellite Industry Association (SIA) works to advance satellite interests both domestically and internationally. The association is dedicated to promoting the use of satellite technology in global communications.

Space Enterprise Council (SEC) is a forum for all sectors of the industry including commercial, civil, and military space-related companies. The council brings the collective power of its affiliation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its diverse members into a single, unified voice that is used in advocating member interests to policymakers.

Space Foundation (SF) is the leading non-profit organization advancing the exploration, development and use of space and space education for the benefit of all humankind. To vigorously advance and support civil, commercial and national security space endeavors and educational excellence.

Space Transportation Association (STA) represents the interests of organizations and people who are engaged in developing, building, operating, and using space transportation vehicles, systems, and services to provide reliable, economical, safe, and routine access to space for private users and government, civil, and military users.

Manufacturing Approval (PMA) is a combined design and production approval for modification and replacement parts by the FAA. It allows a manufacturer to produce and sell these parts for installation on type certificated products.