The International Air Cargo Association

Image - The International Air Cargo Association TIACA’s roots go back to 1960, when a committee of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in the U.S. launched the first International Air Cargo Forum to explore the needs of the emerging air cargo industry. The efforts of the founders centered on the need to stimulate interest in the new and growing air cargo business. They worked to develop common standards in air cargo...

World Airlines Clubs Association

Image - World Airlines Clubs Association In Cannes, France, in April 1966, the Riviera Airlines Club hosted a conference of the various airline club representatives to discuss the formation of a world body which would unite and promote the activities of interline clubs throughout the world. The objective of such an organization: To promote and encourage friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding among...

U.S. Travel Association

Image - U.S. Travel Association The U.S. Travel Association, is a non-profit trade organization that represents and speaks for the common interests of the USD740 billion U.S. travel industry. Based in Washington, D.C., U.S. Travel is a public voice and political liaison for the entire industry. U.S. Travel promotes increased travel to and within the United States through marketing initiatives, including the...

Transportation Association of Canada

Image - Transportation Association of Canada TAC's origins date back to 1914, when the Canadian Good Roads Association (CGRA) was founded. CGRA was mainly concerned with the establishment of a superior national road network and was one of the main forces behind construction of the Trans-Canada Highway. As a national centre of transportation expertise, their goal is to provide a neutral forum to gather and exchange...

Regional Airline Association

Image - Regional Airline Association With safety as its highest priority, 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. With more than 13,000 regional airline flights every day, regional airlines operate more than 50 per cent of the nation’s commercial schedule....

Pacific Asia Travel Association

Image - Pacific Asia Travel Association Founded in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) continues to be the leading authority, advocate and catalyst for the responsible development of Asia Pacific’s travel and tourism industry. PATA's uniquely structured organisation has helped unite the many facets of tourism in the region. PATA provides leadership and advocacy to the collective efforts of nearly 100...

National Business Travel Association

Image - National Business Travel Association The NBTA Foundation was created in 1997 to support NBTA members and the business travel industry through research and educational programming. The Foundation is funded through two primary sources: long-term partnership commitments and proceeds generated from special events. With innovative, industry-leading education programs, NBTA equips business travel professionals with the...

National Association of State Aviation Officials

Image - National Association of State Aviation Officials Founded in 1931, the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) is one of the most senior aviation organizations in the United States, predating even the Federal Aviation Administration’s predecessor, the Civil Aeronautics Authority. The states first established NASAO to ensure uniformity of safety measures, to standardize airport regulations and develop a truly...

National Air Transportation Association

Image - National Air Transportation Association The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) 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...

International Civil Aviation Organization

Image - International Civil Aviation Organization In response to the invitation of the United States Government, representatives of 54 nations met at Chicago from November 1 to December 7, 1944, to "make arrangements for the immediate establishment of provisional world air routes and services" and "to set up an interim council to collect, record and study data concerning international aviation and to make recommendations for...

International Airlines Travel Agent Network

Image - International Airlines Travel Agent Network IATAN's program is unique and has stood the test of time by serving the US Travel Professionals for over 25 years. IATAN is non-profit, and revenues are given back to the community. Fees are reasonable, and they strive to offer excellent customer service. IATAN is guided by a diversified Board which is comprised of all sectors of the industry, including home based businesses,...

International Air Transport Association

Image - International Air Transport Association IATA is an international trade body, created some 60 years ago by a group of airlines. IATA (International Air Transport Association) was founded in Havana, Cuba, in April 1945. It is the prime vehicle for inter-airline cooperation in promoting safe, reliable, secure and economical air services - for the benefit of the world's consumers. Today, IATA represents some 230...

Flight Safety Foundation

Image - Flight Safety Foundation Flight Safety Foundation provides a forum where air carriers, manufacturers, suppliers, maintenance organizations, aviation regulatory agencies and flight crewmembers share information, ideas and best practices for safety. In the safety realm, there are no competitors. Flight Safety Foundation is impartial, nonprofit, global — a driving force for major initiatives toward...

Federation Aeronautique Internationale

Image - Federation Aeronautique Internationale The Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), the world's air sports federation, was founded in 1905.It is a non-governmental and non-profit making international organisation with the basic aim of furthering aeronautical and astronautical activities worldwide. Ever growing, FAI is now an organisation of some 100 member countries. FAI activities include the establishment of...

European Regional Airlines Association

Image - European Regional Airlines Association ERA was founded in 1980 with just 5 members. Since 1987, under the Director General, Mike Ambrose, ERA has grown to represent over 220 companies and is the only body representing the interests of the intra-European air transport industry in Europe. ERA is governed by a Board, which is elected by the membership at the annual General Assembly. The Board comprises 12 ERA airline...