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Professional: Associations, Organizations

AASHTO - American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
URL:http://www.transportation.org/
AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It represents all five transportation modes: air, highways, public transportation, rail, and water. Its primary goal is to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system. [2/14]

Aviation Safety Reporting System
URL: http://asrs.arc.nasa.gov/
This database is “the world's largest repository of voluntary, confidential safety information provided by aviation's frontline personnel. The database provides a foundation for specific products and subsequent research addressing a variety of aviation safety issues. [10/13]
Air Traffic Control Command Center
URL: http://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/usmap.jsp
Provides flight delay and airport closings information by region or by airport. [10/13]
Aviation Weather Center
URL: http://aviationweather.gov/
“The site delivers consistent, timely and accurate weather information for the world airspace system.” [10/13]
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
URL: http://www.rita.dot.gov/
Provides press releases, air traffic data from 1954 to present, and other data relating to airline transportation. [10/13]
Federal Aviation Association
URL: http://www.faa.gov/
Provides information on the aviation industry, with a focus on safety and training, information about licenses and certificates, and updates about air traffic, airports and data and research on the aviation industry. [10/13]
Glossary of Aviation Terms
URL: http://www.fly.faa.gov/Products/Glossary_of_Terms/glossary_of_terms.html
Provides terms relating to Air Traffic Management and other related aviation industry terms. [10/13]
International Air Transport Association (IATA)
URL: http://www.iata.org/about/Pages/index.aspx
Trade association representing over “240 airlines or 84% of total air traffic” and conducts research to support the creation of industry policy on “critical aviation issues”.  [10/13]
Landings: Aviation Calculators
URL: http://www.landings.com/
Flite Planning web site calculates airflow, weather, speed, atmosphere, angles and more. [4/14]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
URL: http://www.eia.gov/electricity/
Contains an interactive electricity data browser, industry data, analysis and projections of data for the electrical industry. [10/13]
National Transportation Safety Board
URL: http://www.ntsb.gov/
“The NTSB is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the U.S.”  The site contains reports and press releases related to aviation safety and accident reports. [10/13]

Topics and Issues

Aviation Safety and Security Archives
URL: http://prcarc1.erau.edu/index.html
The Archives is a “repository for unique or rare, primary materials relating to aviation safety and security and contains digital documents, including thousands of photographs, letters, reports, and other documents, most of which offer full text”. [10/13]
Aviation Week
URL: http://www.aviationweek.com/
This is the “largest information and services provider to the global commercial, defense, maintenance/repair/overhaul (MRO), space and business aviation communities and plays a critical role in connecting industry professionals worldwide. Anchored by its flagship Aviation Week & Space Technology, Aviation Week continues to grow and evolve its portfolio to meet the needs of the industry” and includes white papers, industry links, blogs and opinion pieces, and photos and videos relating to the industry. [10/13]

                                                                                                                                                                                                Last updated 2014.04.15 /CW