AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

This list is not comprehensive, and inclusion on the list does not represent any endorsement for or against any associations either included or not included by the United States Department of Commerce.

Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) helps develop guidance, policy and interpretations that are clear, concise and consistent, and applied uniformly to all similarly situated companies and individuals. ARSA works with legislators on Capitol Hill to advance an agenda that benefits membership and aviation safety in general.

General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) is an international trade association representing over 75 of the world's leading manufacturers of general aviation airplanes and rotorcraft, engines, avionics, components and related services.  GAMA's members also operate repair stations, fixed based operations, pilot and maintenance training facilities and they manage fleets of aircraft.

Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) represents more than 1,300 aviation businesses, including repair stations that specialize in maintenance, repair and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general aviation aircraft.

Helicopter Association International (HAI) provides 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.

Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA) is recognized as the leading global industry association dedicated to pursuing and promoting environmental best practice, regulatory excellence and sustainable developments in aircraft disassembly, as well as the salvaging and recycling of aircraft parts and materials.

Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association (LAMA) provides representation to government, associations, and other entities; participation in voluntary consensus standards, quality assurance audits, and other technical services; and promotion of member products.

Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) is the largest, most influential aviation association in the world. Providing member services that range from representation at the federal, state, and local levels to legal services, advice, and other assistance,

The Modification and Replacement Parts Association (MARPA) is the non-profit trade association that represents the Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) community.

Air Carrier Association of America (ACAA) goals include enhancing security and safety requirements while improving the travel experience. In order to expand opportunities for airline competition, the Association works with airports, business travelers, consumer groups, and local officials to eliminate barriers that block meaningful competition by low-fare carriers.

National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is a leading national trade association representing the legislative, regulatory and business interests of general aviation service companies and to provide education, services and benefits to our members to help ensure their long-term economic success.

Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) is dedicated to progress in the science of air traffic control and the preservation of a safe flight environment. It provides a forum in which those concerned can address the myriad issues inherent to the development of viable air traffic control systems and aviation infrastructures, and the ever increasing demands on the global navigable airspace environment.

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.

Airlines For America (A4A) (formerly the Air Transport Association) is the first and only trade organization of the principal U.S. airlines.

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 and other federal agencies.

American Association of Airport Executives (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.

Satellite Industry Association (SIA) is a Washington D.C. based trade association representing the leading global satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.

Space Enterprise Council (SEC) represents businesses with a commercial interest in space. Over the past eleven years, the Council has grown to represent all sectors of the industry including commercial, civil, and military space.

Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA) is a not-for-profit association, representing more than 440 global member companies that are positively shaping the aviation industry. Collectively, they lead critical logistics programs, purchasing efforts, and distribution of aircraft parts world-wide.

Space Foundation (SF) is an advocate for all sectors of the space industry and an expert in all aspects of space, the Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom and major industry events.

Aviation Distributors and Manufacturers Association (ADMA) is an association for distributors and manufacturers of aviation parts, components and supplies.

Space Transportation Association (STA) is dedicated to supporting policies that advance robust, affordable space transportation for NASA, DOD, and commercial markets. The Association's corporate members are launch manufacturers and launch service providers.