Association of The United States Army is the U.S. Army’s professional association, the voice for the Army on Capitol Hill, and offers support for soldiers and their families. It is a nonprofit educational and professional development association serving America’s Army and supporters of a strong national defense. AUSA provides a voice for the Army, supports the Soldier, and honors those who have served in order to advance the security of the nation. AUSA and it’s 122 chapters contribute to awards, scholarships, and support of soldier and family programs annually.
The Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment Consortium is a government and industry partnership to define an open avionics environment for all military airborne platform types. The FACE™ Consortium is a vendor-neutral forum that provides standardized approaches for using open standards with avionics systems. The FACE Consortium works to develop and consolidate the open standards, best practices, guidance documents and business models to achieve many objectives, including standardized approaches for using open standards within avionics systems, more capabilities reaching the warfighter faster and, innovation and competition within the avionics industry.
RTCA is a private, not-for-profit association founded in 1935 as the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics. They are the premier Public-Private Partnership venue for developing consensus among diverse, competing interests on critical aviation modernization issues in an increasingly global enterprise. RTCA products serve as the basis for government certification of equipment used by the tens of thousands of aircraft flying daily through the world’s airspace. A Standards Development Organization (SDO), RTCA works with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop comprehensive, industry-vetted and endorsed standards that can be used as means of compliance with FAA regulations.
Founded in 1957, the Army Aviation Association of America has over 18,000 Members and 79 Chapters worldwide. The AAAA is a not-for-profit organization with many constituencies to include Active Duty, Reserve Component, Civilian, Industry, Retired, affiliated organizations, and friends of Army Aviation. The AAAA is the only not-for-profit organization dedicated to representing the broad interests of Army Aviation. It’s mission is to “Support the United States Army Aviation Soldier and Family”. AAAA also supports the AAAA Scholarship Foundation, Inc., which provides nearly $200,000 a year in local Chapter support.
Established in Washington, D.C., in 1956 by a group of air traffic controllers, the Air Traffic Control Association has been from the outset dedicated to progress in the science of air traffic control and the preservation of a safe flight environment. The Air Traffic Control Association is an independent, non-profit organization, dedicated to the promoting, maintaining and enhancing the stature and wellbeing of the Air Traffic Control profession and the aviation community.