The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 260 airlines or 83% of total air traffic. We support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues. IATA is led by Tony Tyler, Director General & CEO since July 2011. A guiding concept of IATA’s structure is “Global Development, Regional Delivery”, where the Head Office divisions drive the development of global standards, systems and advocacy positions, while the regional and country offices are responsible for implementation.

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), founded in 1919 only a few years after the birth of flight, is the premier trade association representing aerospace and defence manufacturers and suppliers in the United States. Through direct advocacy and the engagement of its more than 300 member companies, AIA’s mission is to shape public policy to ensure success in a changing global market. As the voice of the U.S. aerospace and defence industry, AIA establishes industry-wide goals and strategies to provide solutions to issues impacting members and U.S. interests in national security, civil aviation and space. By achieving consensus among members and national and global stakeholders, AIA provides unmatched expertise with respect to manufacturers and suppliers of civil, military and business aircraft; helicopters; unmanned aircraft systems (UAS); space systems; aircraft engines; missiles; materiel and related components; equipment; services; and information technology.  David F. Melcher is the association’s Chief Executive Officer and President.


The African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) is a not-for-profit corporation that aims to promote the understanding and benefits that Business Aviation provides for Africa's economic development and prosperity. AfBAA's ambition is founded through its unwavering commitment to the organization's guiding Principles, thus offering assistance and support to enterprises, entrepreneurs, business leaders, governments and their respective Civil Aviation Authorities.

The Arab Air Carriers Organization “AACO”, established in 1965 within the framework of the Arab League of States, is the Regional Association of the Arab Airlines who have their home base in countries members of the Arab League. At present, AACO has 30 Member airlines in 18 countries. Overall, AACO member airlines offer 3,514 daily flights to 451 airports in 127 countries. AACO, serves the Arab airlines, represent and defend their common interests regionally and globally, through creating joint frameworks that aim at developing economic and safe operations for its members. Joint projects were established in the 1990s, an achievement that has become the trademark of AACO. They are currently managed by AACO steering boards. All members of AACO are party to one or more joint projects that AACO manages on the basis of the creation of common sets of interest for the members in question, with the complete adherence to competition laws.

AmCham Abu Dhabi is the trademark of the American Business Group of Abu Dhabi. For over 20 years, AmCham Abu Dhabi has worked diligently to increase commerce, investment and goodwill between the United States of America and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. AmCham Abu Dhabi is an independent, not-for-profit association comprised of Fortune 500 corporations, leading Abu Dhabi companies, small and medium size enterprises, and prominent business leaders and entrepreneurs.

As a member of the global network of American Chambers of Commerce, AmCham Abu Dhabi provides a uniquely situated platform through which executives pursue and discuss issues impacting business operations between the U.S. and U.A.E. Substantive government advocacy initiatives, educational and networking programs, roundtable forums, and customized business services are just a few of the many benefits AmCham Abu Dhabi provides to its members.

As a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce based in Washington D.C. and the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Abu Dhabi, AmCham works closely with private and public sector partners to advance the interests of the American business community in both countries.

For more information, visit www.AmChamAbuDhabi.org


Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) is a not-for-profit trade association acting as a facilitator of business between large global primes and the supply chain and as an enabler of business support to its members and partners. It is one of the largest and most established aerospace and defence associations in the UK, providing support to, and furthering the long-term strategic growth of the sector in the South East.


The realms of aviation and space exploration have always been synonymous as well as complementary. The combined discipline of the two – aerospace - covers flights both within and beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, inspiring mankind to reach further than imagination and push past the boundaries of possible. The Harvard Business School Aerospace Alumni Group was founded out of that very passion for discovery, and was brought together by a mutual interest in driving the industry forward. Today, the group serves as one of the foremost resources for all matters involving the aerospace world, built on the pillars of Science, Technology, Engineering and Business. Created specifically for alums of HBS, the extended Harvard community, as well as non-Harvard alums, Harvard Business School Aerospace Alumni Group offers an exceptionally lucrative platform for interaction, knowledge-sharing, exchange of ideas, networking and discussing future prospects.

Our mission is to become a prominent, self-sustaining global association focusing on aerospace, providing members and sponsors from the aerospace community with access to world-class resources, information, knowledge and experience that holds value.

Connect, Inspire & Lead Founded in 1988, the International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA) brings together women of achievement in the aviation and aerospace industry and promotes their advancement internationally through the establishment of a worldwide network of professional contacts. IAWA offers an extensive platform of networking events, among them its Annual Conference, Connects and Receptions, to inspire women to the top and create a community of strong industry relationships. To accomplish its mission, IAWA has also developed scholarship, internship and mentoring programs to support professional development of women in the aviation and aerospace industry
The Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) is the official representative of the business aviation industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and is a member of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). Established in 2006, MEBAA is a non-profit association with the mission to provide a platform for its members to gather, understand and communicate the needs of the industry. The association’s objectives are to enhance safety, efficiency and acceptance of business aviation in the region through training, lectures, panel discussions, establishing codes of conduct, and providing industry data. Today, MEBAA represents over 240 companies consisting of operators, suppliers, affiliates, academic institutions, and individual professionals, for which a number of products and services are provided, such as MAIS insurance scheme. In addition to various networking events, MEBAA hosts the MEBAA Show, which ranks as the third largest business aviation show in the world and MEBAA Show Morocco. www.mebaa.com
The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council is a progressive business advocacy organization solely committed to the advancement of the trade and commercial relationship between the United States and the United Arab Emirates. The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council provides its diverse membership unparalleled access to senior decision makers in business and government in the U.A.E. and in the U.S. The Business Council actively works to ensure that the U.S. and U.A.E. remain attractive destinations for foreign direct investment by conducting effective policy advocacy, undertaking various trade promotion initiatives, providing ongoing updates on the business climate in both countries, and helping develop strategic relationships between U.S. and U.A.E. business and government officials. The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council was inaugurated by His Highness, Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness, Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Women in Aviation – Middle East Chapter, a non-profit association dedicated to providing opportunities to women striving for careers in the aviation industry. WAI-ME aims to bring together all women in the Middle East who are associated with aviation in order to be inspirational role models for future generations of women to encourage consideration of a fulfilling career in aviation. One of the major goals of the chapter is to engage all members in an educational network in order to appreciate the many contributions and achievements of regional women to the industry. The Middle East Chapter for Women in Aviation is committed to ensure its mission & goals are comprehensively realized in the immediate upcoming phases thus building up a culture of understanding and appreciation for the chapters vision amongst the local community and the region as a whole.
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