Industry Trade Associations

  • AIA Aerospace Logo

  • The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is a leading American trade association representing over 300 United States aerospace and defense manufacturers.

    AIA businesses include manufacturers and suppliers of a diverse range of products – from civil / commercial aviation and avionics through to unmanned military platforms, space and satellite technologies. Founded in 1919, the AIA is also responsible for National Aerospace Standards in the United States.

  • ADS Logo

  • ADS Group is a highly regarded trade association based in the United Kingdom representing over 2,600 Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space organisations. Amongst others, the association’s membership includes leading companies like EADS, BAE Systems, Thales UK, Atkins, AugstaWestland, GE Aviation and GKN.

    ADS is also the parent company of Farnborough International Ltd the organiser of the Farnborough International Airshow, and is led by many industry experts.

  • BDLI Logo

  • BDLI is the German Aerospace Industries Association. Established since 1911 the association represents over 200 companies across a range of disciplines, comprising four different manufacturing groups – Aerospace, Defence, Space and Materials & Components.

    Notable members include industry leaders such as Rolls Royce Deutschland, Siemens, Goodrich, GKN, GE Aviation, Northrop Grumman and many first tier suppliers.

  • GIFS Logo

  • The French Aerospace Industries Association, known as GFAS is the leading aerospace association in France and represents more than 300 major companies and specialist suppliers. Active members of GFAS include Airbus Group, Arianespace, Dassault Aviation, Safran Group, Thales and Thales Alenia Space, along with many top tier suppliers.

    As well as representing its members GFAS is responsible for organising the Paris Airshow, which is a major industry event that occurring every two years.