Professional associations, reference sources, specialist libraries and websites

  • ACI (Airports Council International)
    Global trade representative of the world’s airports, represents airports interests with Governments and international organisations such as ICAO, develops standards, policies and recommended practices for airports and provides information and training opportunities to raise standards around the world. They also provide statistics. 

  • Airlines for America - A4A 
    ATA represents principal US Airlines. 

  • British Airline Pilots Association 
    BALPA is a flight crew association. The website includes information on becoming a pilot. 

  • British Women Pilots Association 
    BWPA was set up to help women participate in aviation.  Includes a careers section. 

  • CAA The UK Civil Aviation Authority 
    CAA is the UK's specialist aviation regulator. Website includes information on aviation legislation, economic and safety regulations and a link to the CAA Library. 

  • EASA - European Aviation Safety Agency
    EASA promotes common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation in Europe and worldwide.  Centrepiece of a new regulatory system for the single European market in the aviation industry.

  • FAA - The Federal Aviation Administration 
    US aviation regulator founded with the mission to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.

  • Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators 
    GAPAN was established in order to represent pilot and navigator interests within all areas of aviation. 

  • International Civil Aviation Organization 
    ICAO is a United Nations body responsible for international rules and standards governing civil aviation. Covers: standardisation, procedures, rules of the air and much more. 

  • Joint Aviation Authority 
    JAA is an associated body representing the civil aviation regulatory authorities from a number of European States. This site offers a strong focus on safety regulations and standards. 

  • Royal Aeronautical Society 
    The RAeS website includes information on careers, events and professional standards. Includes link to the RAeS Library. 

  • Sustainable Aviation
    Brings together main players from UK airlines, airports, manufacturers and air navigation service providers. Tracks work undertaken by signatories to provide key data and information on strategy.
  • Confederation of British Industry
    CBI is a lobbying organisation for UK business on national and international issues. They work with the UK government, international legislators and policy-makers to help UK businesses compete effectively. 

  • Chartered Management Institute
    CMI aims to encourage and support the lifelong development of managers and to raise the level of competence and qualification of management. 
     
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
    CIPD is the professional body for those involved in the management and development of people. See particularly Resources section

  • Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
    DBEIS is the Government department responsible for trade, business, employees, consumers, science and energy. 

  • EEF (Engineering Employers Federation)
    EEF has a membership of 6,000 manufacturing, engineering and technology-based businesses and represents the interests of manufacturing at all levels of government. 

  • Market Research Society
    MRS is the world's largest association representing providers and users of market, social, and opinion research, and business intelligence. It is the official awarding body in the UK for professional qualifications in market research.
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