Useful links for aviation

International and European aviation organisations

International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)
One of ICAO's chief activities is the establishment of international standards, recommended practices and procedures covering the technical fields of aviation.

European Aviation Safety Agency
Web site of the newly created European Aviation Safety Agency which has responsibilities for aviation safety rule-making in the Community and the certification of certain products and organisations in the Community.

European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC)
The European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) is a non-regulatory intergovernmental organisation representing 41 European countries whose aim is to promote the continued development of a safe, efficient and sustainable European air transport system. It has close links with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

Architect and manager of air traffic management in Europe (41 States).

UK aviation organisations

Airport Operators Association (AOA)
The Airport Operators Association (AOA) is the trade association that represents the interests of British airports and is the principal body with whom the UK Government and regulatory authorities consult on airport matters.

The largest single airport operator in the world including seven airports in the UK.

British Air Transport Association (BATA)
The British Air Transport Association represents the UK airline industry, including both scheduled and charter operators.

British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA)

BBGA is the British Business and General Aviation Association. The Association is the trade body representing companies operating and trading in the General and Business Aviation Industry, including manufacturers, business aviation operators, maintenance organisations, repair and overhaul organisations, training organisations, aircraft and helicopter sales organisations, spares stockists and other supporting organisations including finance, insurance and publishing companies.

The Association launched its own voluntary Carbon-Balancing Scheme for members in 2007, and promotes the efficient use of aircraft as a business/mobility tool.

National Air Traffic Services (NATS)
Air traffic services for aircraft flying in UK airspace and the Eastern part of the North Atlantic.

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