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Airlines & Commercial Aviation Research Guide

Regulatory Agencies & Industry Associations

This guide is specific to the industry in the United States, but as this is a global industry, we have included some international agencies' resources as well. We have also included many specific sources from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that are particularly important. If you are looking for links to industry publications see the Periodicals & Trade Literature section of this guide.

United States Associations

United States Government Agencies

Most of the government regulation in the United States is done at the federal level but the states do have some interest, so we have included information that is appropriate.

International Associations & Agencies

Industry Related Resources

We have included below other private sector sources for aviation research not including associations.

This does not include conference information, but there are a number of them. Looking at what is offered at conferences and who is presenting at them may be of interest. A few of note:

  • Aircraft Interiors Expo
  • Airline Passenger Experience Association- APEX Expo
  • Commercial UAV Expos America
  • Air, Space & Cyber Conference & Technology Exposition
  • GSE Expo Worldwide
  • National Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition- NBAA
  • Air Cargo Americas
  • International Council of Airshows Convention- ICAS FTE Global Show
  • Smart Airports & Regions Conference & Exhibition; Aviation Week MRO Americas
  • ATCA Annual Conference and Exposition
  • Annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show
  • Routes Americas