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A4A Airlines for America

Airlines for America (A4A), formerly known as Air Transport Association of America (ATA), is an American trade association and lobbying group based in Washington, D.C. that represents major North American airlines since 1936. The A4A is frequently involved in US government decisions regarding the aviation industry including the creation of the Civil Aeronautics Board, establishment of the air traffic control system and airline deregulation. In its lobbying efforts, A4A publicly promotes the air transport as safe and efficient, and it advocates for favorable regulations on taxation, competition, and environmental standards. Since 1956, the A4A has been responsible for publishing numerical technical classifications and defining specifications for electronic technical data interchange of aircraft systems and sub-systems used in aircraft engineering and aircraft maintenance. These are grouped into 100 Chapters, referred to by civil aviation standards as spec 100, containing the data spe... [Wikipedia]

A4E Airlines for Europe

Airlines for Europe (A4E) is the largest EU airline association, representing 70% of European air traffic. [Wikipedia]

AACO Arab Air Carriers Organization

The Arab Air Carriers' Organization (الإتحاد العربي للنقل الجوي) is a non-profit organization with 36 member airlines from 19 countries within North Africa and the Middle East and home-based in country members of the Arab League. The countries are Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. It is headquartered in Beirut, Lebanon. The AACO members collectively offer 3,900 daily flights to 430 airports in 122 countries. [Wikipedia]

AAPA Association of Asia Pacific Airlines

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA), formerly Orient Airlines Association, Inc., is a trade association of major scheduled international airlines based in the Asia-Pacific region. Established in 1966 with headquarters in Makati, Philippines, the association has moved to its present headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The primary purpose of the AAPA is to serve as a common forum for the articulation of members’ views on matters and issues of common interest, to foster close cooperation, and to bring about an atmosphere conducive to the stimulation of the travel and tourism industry. Mr Andrew Herdman held the position of Director General of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) since November 2004 until February 2020, after which Mr Subhas Menon joined AAPA as Director General in March 2020. Mr Martin Eran-Tasker joined the AAPA as Technical Director in 2004 until July 2020, while Ms Beatrice Lim joined the AAPA as Commercial Director in July 2005. [Wikipedia]

ACANA Air Charter Association of North America

The Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA) is a nonprofit industry trade group and professional association representing North America’s air charter industry. [Wikipedia]

ACI Airports Council International

Airports Council International (ACI) is an organization of airport authorities aimed at uniting industry practices for airport standards. Established in 1991, its headquarters (ACI World) are based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and its members operate more than 2000 airports. Major programs include safety enhancement (APEX) and Airport Service Quality Awards (ASQ), based on passenger satisfaction ratings. Other initiatives cover economics, operational security, carbon accreditation, and passenger transportation. Next Experience in Travel and Technologies (NEXTT) coordinates the movement of passengers, cargo, baggage, and aircraft by using processing technology and interactive decision-making. [Wikipedia]

ACI Europe Airports Council International Europe

Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE) is a European industry trade association which advances the collective interests of Europe's airports and promotes professional excellence in airport management and operations. The members are over 600 airport operators of all sizes in 58 European countries, over 90% of commercial air traffic in Europe. ACI EUROPE member airports welcomed over 2.3 billion passengers and handled 17 million metric tonnes of cargo and nearly 45 million aircraft movements each year since 1990. ACI EUROPE is a non-profit organisation. It is led by their non executive-general Olivier Jankovec, and has a team of 25 full-time staff. Its offices are in the Square de Meeûs, Brussels, Belgium. As one of the regional bodies within the global family that constitutes Airports Council International, ACI EUROPE is in regular contact with its sister organisations, including Airports Council International, ACI NORTH AMERICA, ACI ASIA-PACIFIC, ACI LATIN-AMERICA & CAR... [Wikipedia]

AEA Association of European Airlines

The Association of European Airlines (AEA) was a trade body that brought together 22 major airlines, and was the voice of the European airline industry for over 60 years. It shut down in the end of 2016. AEA worked in partnership with the institutions of the European Union and other stakeholders in the value chain, to ensure the sustainable growth of the European airline industry in a global context. Upon its demise in 2016, AEA Member Airlines carried over 300 million passengers and 4.5 million tonnes of cargo and provided direct employment to 270,000 people. They operated over 8,000 flights a day, serving 530 destinations in 140 countries, with a global turnover of €100 billion. [Wikipedia]

AFRAA African Airlines Association

The African Airlines Association (French: Association des Compagnies Aériennes Africaines), abbreviated AFRAA, is a trade association of African airlines. AFRAA was founded in Accra, Ghana, in 1968, and is, as of February 2021, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. The primary purpose of AFRAA is to establish and facilitate co-operation between African airlines. The formation of the African Airlines Association was the result of historic developments and economic imperatives. In the early 1960s, a great number of African States acceded to independence and created their own national airlines. Most of these airlines became members of the International Air Transport Association. AFRAA had its conceptual beginning in 1963, when a number of African airlines, taking the opportunity provided by the IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) began holding consultation meetings prior to the IATA AGMs to discuss matters of interest to African airlines and to adopt common positions. This was the first step... [Wikipedia]


The AirClub is a 2012 founded airline alliance of seven airlines. It is considered to be the first and only airline alliance of business airlines, in the world. The alliance has a fleet of over 100 aircraft and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. [Wikipedia]

Airlines UK formerly British Air Transport Association (BATA)

Airlines UK is the trade association for registered airlines in the United Kingdom. [Wikipedia]

ALPA Air Line Pilots Association

The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) is the largest pilot union in the world, representing more than 77,000 pilots from 43 US and Canadian airlines. ALPA was founded on 27 July 1931 and is a member of the AFL-CIO and the Canadian Labour Congress. Known internationally as US-ALPA, ALPA is also a member of the IFALPA. [Wikipedia]

AOA Airport Operators Association

The Airport Operators Association (AOA) is the trade association representing the interests of UK airports and the principal body engaged with the UK Government and regulatory authorities on airport issues, focused on sustainable growth. The AOA represents over 50 UK airports and general aviation airfields. [Wikipedia]

ARC Airlines Reporting Corporation

The Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) is a company that provides ticket transaction settlement services between airlines and travel agencies (both traditional and online) and the travel management companies that sell their products in the United States. ARC, which is owned by nine major airlines, also offers its transactional data within various industries. In 2023, ARC processed more than $95.3 billion worth of transactions for its customers. [Wikipedia]

ATAG Air Transport Action Group

The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) is a coalition of aviation industry experts focusing on sustainable development issues. Its board of directors is composed of senior representatives from trade associations like Airports Council International, Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation, International Air Transport Association, Airlines for America and Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, plus aircraft manufacturers like Airbus, ATR, Boeing, Bombardier Aerospace, CFM International, Embraer, Honeywell Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce plc and Safran. [Wikipedia]