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National Coalition for Aviation
Aerospace Education Foundation (AEF)
1501 Lee Hwy.
Arlington, VA 22209-1198
Tel: 703-247-5839/ Fax: 703-247-5853
AEF provides educational programs for more than 150,000 students; awards 500 college scholarships; provides grants to 300 educators; and operates a nationwide teacher recognition program.
Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
1000 Wilson Blvd, Suite 1700
Arlington, VA 22209-3928
Tel: (703) 358-1000
AIA is the trade association representing 325 of the nation's manufacturers of commercial, military and business aircraft, helicopters, aircraft engines, missiles, spacecraft, and related components and equipment. Founded in 1919 as the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America, AIA includes among its early members Orville Wright, Glenn H. Curtiss, and nearly every important aircraft manufacturer at that time.
Aero Club Foundation of Washington
Nancy Hackett, Executive Director
P.O. Box 16295
Washington, DC 20041
(703) 327-7082 / Fax: (703) 327-9412
The Aero Club Foundation of Washington was created by the Aero Club of Washington in 1995 to advance the future of aviation and space through higher standards of learning and leadership.
Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA)
Air Line Pilots Association
1625 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
ALPA represents 57,000 airline pilots at 33 U.S. and Canadian airlines, making it the world’s largest airline pilot union. ALPA promotes aviation safety, better working conditions, wages, safety, technology, and legislation through collective bargaining for its members.
Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA)
Air Traffic Control Association
1101 King Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
(703) 299-2430 / Fax: (703) 299-2437
The Air Traffic Control Association is a professional association dedicated to advancements in the science and profession of air traffic control and aviation safety. ATCAs membership includes representatives of all facets of the air traffic control discipline such as air traffic control specialists, airway facilities technicians, managers, educators, scientists, engineers, individual pilots, airlines, government agencies, professional organizations, and companies which develop and produce air traffic control technology, equipment and services.
Air Transport Association (ATA)
National Air Transportation Association
818 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
(800) 808-6282 / Fax (202) -452-0837
ATA represents the interest of its member airlines in technical, legal and political arenas. Its activities are designed to advocate and support measures which will further aviation safety, assure industry efficiency and growth and promote financial health.
Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA)
Mike Adamson, Executive Director
AEA Educational Foundation, Inc.
3570 NE Ralph Powell Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
Tel: (816) 347-8400
Email: Mike Adamson
With more than 1,000 company members throughout the world, the Aircraft Electronics Association represents the general aviation segment of the aviation industry. The membership comprises of certified repair stations with avionics and/or instrument ratings, as well as most manufacturers of civil aviation avionics equipment and airframes.
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
421 Aviation Way
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 695-2000 / Fax: (301) 695-2375
Contact:AOPA Info request
AOPA represents 360,000 general aviation aircraft owners and pilots who use their aircraft for non-commercial personal and business transportation, and provides free aviation education materials.
Airports Council International North America (ACI-NA)
Airports Council International North America
1615 L Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 293-8500 / Fax: (202) 331-1362
Web:Airports Council International-North America
Contact:Admin and HR
The Airports Council International North America (ACI-NA) is the Voice of Airports representing local, regional and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States, Canada and Bermuda; ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 90 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. ACI-NA also encompasses Associates representing a wide variety of businesses that provide products and services to the air transportation industry.
American Helicopter Society (AHS)
American Helicopter Society
2701 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 210
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 684-6777 / Fax: (703) 739-9279
Contact:AHS contact page
AHS is the professional society for the advancement of vertical flight technology and its useful application throughout the world.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
12700 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 200
Reston, VA 20191-5807
For over 65 years, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics has been the principal society of aerospace engineers, scientists, and other professionals. AIAA is the nations largest professional organization devoted to the progress of aviation, space, and defense. AIAA addresses the needs of scientists, engineers, and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, and operate air and space vehicles, their associated systems and subsystems, as well as educators who train the professionals, researchers who continually renew the technology, managers who lead their efforts, and innovators who bring forth new concepts.
Aviation Distributors and Manufacturers Association (ADMA)
Aviation Distributors and Manufacturers Association
100 North 20th Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1462
(215) 320-3872 / Fax: (215) 564-2175
ADMA represents approximately 100 distributors and manufacturers of aviation parts, components and suppliers.
Civil Air Patrol (CAP)
Aerospace Education Division
105 South Hansell Street, Bldg 714
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6332
Tel: (877) 227-9142
Aerospace Education: educators
Membership: how to join
The Civil Air Patrol is an aviation-oriented, non-profit, volunteer organization. Its missions include Emergency Services for search and rescue and disaster relief; cadet programs to provide leadership training and life skills development; and Aerospace Education to its members and to communities, citizens, and educators across America.
EAA Aviation Foundation, Inc. (EAA)
EAA Education Office
3000 Poberezny Road
Oshkosh, WI 54902
(920) 426-4800 / 800 564-6322
The EAA Aviation Foundation is dedicated to the discovery and fulfillment of individual potential throughout opportunities and challenges inspires by the dream of personal flight. Its mission focuses upon education, on mans quest for flight, and on research and innovation accomplished by individuals in aviation.
General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20005-2485
(202) 393-1500 / Fax: (202) 842-4063
GAMA represents over 100 world-wide manufacturers of general aviation aircraft, engines, avionics and related equipment. GAMA promotes better understanding of the air transportation environment and the important roles general aviation plays in the national economy and serving Americas transportation needs.
4-H Aerospace Education Programs
Dr. Tony Cook
4-H Aerospace Education Programs
214 Duncan Hall ACES
Auburn University, AL 36849-5620
(334) 844-2233 / Fax: (334) 844-9650
Contact Dr. Tony Cook, Extension Specialist
4-H Aerospace Education Programs promote aerospace education through programs and resources for young people. 4-H is dedicated to improving and expanding the impact of the programs and developing new opportunities for youth and society.
Helicopter Association International (HAI)
Helicopter Association International
1920 Ballenger Avenue, 4th Flr.,
Alexandria, VA 22314-4646
(703) 683-4646 / Fax: (703) 683-4745
HAI is a non-profit professional trade association with over 1,100 member organizations in 51 nations. HAI is dedicated to promoting the helicopter as a safe and efficient method of transportation.
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)
International Association of Machinists
9000 Machinists Place
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-2687
IAM is the largest labor organization representing air transportation in the United States including professional aircraft maintenance and manufacturing personnel.
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