Organizations by Acronym

This list is not complete. Please be advised that this page only includes those organizations which use an acronym. A handful of organizations included on our main list of aviation safety organizations are not included here. The full list may be browsed by category or alphabetically.

The links below may direct you to safety-specific pages rather than to the organization's home page.

A4A
Airlines for America
AAAE
American Association of Airport Executives
AACA
Alaska Air Carriers Association
AAGSC
Australasian Aviation Ground Safety Council
AAME
Association of Aviation Medical Examiners (UK)
AAMS
Association of Air Medical Services
AANGFS
Alliance of Air National Guard Flight Surgeons
AAP
Association for Aviation Psychology
AAPA
Association of Asia Pacific Airlines
AASF
Alaskan Aviation Safety Foundation
AAvPA
Australian Aviation Psychology Association
AAWHG
Australian Aviation Wildlife Hazard Group
ABAA
Australian Business Aviation Association
ABS
American Bonanza Society 
ACAG
AirBlue Crash Affectees Group (AirBlue Flight ED202)
ACCESS
AirCraft Casualty Emotional Support Services
ACCT
The Association of Critical Care Transport
ACEP
American College of Emergency Physicians (Air Medical Transport Section)
ACI
Airports Council International
ACI-Africa
Airports Council International Africa
ACI-APAC
Airports Council International Asia-Pacific
ACI-Asia Pacific
Airports Council International Asia-Pacific
ACI Europe
Airports Council International Europe
ACI-LAC
Airports Council International Latin America-Caribbean
ACI-NA
Airports Council International - North America
ACONE
Aero Club of New England
ACSF
Air Charter Safety Foundation
AEA
Association of European Airlines
AFA-CWA
Association of Flight Attendants-CWA
AHS
AHS International
AIA
Aerospace Industries Association
AIAA
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 
ALEA
Airborne Law Enforcement Association
ALPA
Air Line Pilots Association
ALPL
Association Luxembourgeoise des Pilotes de Ligne
AMABEL
Aeromedical Association of Belgium
AMCC
Aviators Model Code of Conduct Initiative
AMDA
Airlines Medical Directors Association
AMFA
Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association
AMM
Air Medical Memorial
AMOA
Air Medical Operators Association
AMPA
Air Medical Physician Association
AMSNZ
Aviation Medical Society of New Zealand
AOA
Aerostar Owners Association
AOPA
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
APA
Arizona Pilots Association
APCSWG
Asia-Pacific Cabin Safety Working Group
API
Associated Pilots of Iowa
ARFFWG
Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Working Group
ARSA
Aeronautical Repair Station Association
ASA
Aeromedical Society of Australasia 
ASAG
Aviation Safety Advisory Group of Arizona
ASAM
Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine
ASAMS
The American Society of Aerospace Medicine Specialists
ASASI
Australian Society of Air Safety Investigators
AsMA
Aerospace Medical Association
AsPS
Aerospace Physiology Society
ASSE
American Society of Safety Engineers
ASSI
Air Safety Support International
ASTG
Aerospace Systems Technical Group(Human Factors and Ergonomics Society)
ASTNA
Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association
ATCA
Air Traffic Control Association 
BALPA
British Airline Pilots Association
BeCA
Belgian Cockpit Association
BHA
British Helicopter Association
BSAC
Bird Strike Association of Canada (Birdstrike Canada)
BSC-USA
Bird Strike Committee USA
CAMA
Civil Aviation Medical Association
CAMATA
Canadian Aerospace Medicine and Aeromedical Transport Association
CAMTS
Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems
CANSO
Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation
CAPA
Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations
CARSAMPAF
Comité CAR/SAM de Prevención del Peligro Aviario y Fauna (CAR/SAM Regional Committee for Bird/Wildlife Hazard Prevention)
CASSOA
Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency - East African Community
CAST
Commercial Aviation Safety Team
CBAA
Canadian Business Aviation Association
CFHA
Central Florida Helicopter Association
CJAA
Classic Jet Aircraft Association
COPA
Canadian Owners and Pilots Association
COPA
Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association
CPA
Colorado Pilots Association
CSASI
Canadian Society of Air Safety Investigators 
EAA
Experimental Aircraft Association
EAAP
European Association for Aviation Psychology
EAGOSH
European Aviation Group for Occupational Safety and Health
EBAA
European Business Aviation Association
ECA
European Cockpit Association
ECAC
European Civil Aviation Conference
ECAST
European Commercial Aviation Safety Team
EGAST
European General Aviation Safety Team
EHAC
European HEMS and Air Ambulance Committee
EHEST
European Helicopter Safety Team
EHSAT
European Helicopter Safety Analysis Team
ENCASIA
European Network of Civil Aviation Safety Investigation Authorities
ERA
European Regions Airline Association
ESAM
European Society of Aerospace Medicine
ESASI
European Society of Air Safety Investigators 
FAAMA
FAA Managers Association
FAST
Future Aviation Safety Team
FPA
Flying Physicians Association
FSF
Flight Safety Foundation
FSF-MED
Flight Safety Foundation–Mediterranean
FSF-T
Flight Safety Foundation–Taiwan
GAMA
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
GASCo
General Aviation Safety Council - UK
GCC HST
Gulf Co-operation Committee Helicopter Safety Team
GFSC
Gulf Flight Safety Council
HAI
Helicopter Association International
HFES
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Aerospace Systems Technical Group 
IAC
International Aerobatic Club
IACA
International Air Carrier Association
IAFCCP
International Association of Flight & Critical Care Paramedics
IAFPA
International Aviation Fire Protection Association
IANRP
International Association of Natural Resource Pilots
IAPGT
International Association of Professional Gyroplane Training
IALPA
Irish Air Line Pilots Association
IAOPA
International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations
IASO
International Aviation Services Organization
IATA
International Air Transport Association
IATSBA
International Aviation and Transportation Safety Bar Association
IBAC
International Business Aviation Council
IBT
International Brotherhood of Teamsters (Airline Division) 
ICASS
International Confidential Aviation Safety Systems Group
IFA
International Federation of Airworthiness
IFALPA
International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations
IFATSEA
International Federation of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Associations
IFSA
International Flight Services Association
IHST
International Helicopter Safety Team
IPA
Illinois Pilots Association
ISASI
International Society of Air Safety Investigators
ISSP
International Society of Safety Professionals
ISSS
The International System Safety Society
ITF
International Transport Workers' Federation
ITSA
International Transportation Safety Association
JBAA
Japan Business Aviation Association
KSASI
Korea Society of Air Safety Investigators
LOBO
Lancair Owners and Builders Organization
LPBA
Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association 
MAPA
Mid-Atlantic Pilots Association
MEBAA
Middle East Business Aviation Association
MHA
Michigan Helicopter Association
MMOPA
Malibu/Mirage Owners & Pilots Association
MSI
Mission Safety International
MSPA
Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association
NAAA
National Agricultural Aviation Association
NAACS
National Association of Air Medical Communication Specialists
NACA
National Air Carrier Association
NADA/F
National Air Disaster Alliance/Foundation
NAEMT
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
NAFI
National Association of Flight Instructors
NASAO
National Association of State Aviation Officials (Wildlife Committee)
NASEMSO
National Association of State EMS Officials
NASF
National Aviation Safety Foundation
NATA
National Air Transportation Association
NATCA
National Air Traffic Controllers Association
NBAA
National Business Aviation Association
NBSAG
Nordic Bird Strike Advisory Group
NCBAA
Northern California Business Aviation Association
NEHA
National E-N-G Helicopter Association - Electronic News Gathering Professionals
NEMSPA
National EMS Pilots Association
NMPA
New Mexico Pilots Association
NSC
National Safety Council (Aviation Safety Committee) 
PAMA
Professional Aviation Maintenance Association
PASS
Professional Aviation Safety Specialists
RAA
Regional Airline Association
RACCA
Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association
RIPA
Rhode Island Pilots Association
RSAM
Romanian Society of Aeronautical Medicine (Societatea de Medicina Aeronautica din Romania)
SAAsMA
Southern African Aerospace Medical Association
SAFE
Society of Aviation and Flight Educators
SAFE
Space and Flight Equipment Association (former name, 1956-1969; now known simply as SAFE Assocation)
SAFE
Survival and Flight Equipment Association (former name, 1969-1976; now known simply as SAFE Association)
SCASC
South Carolina Aviation Safety Council
SMA
Space Medicine Association
SMAR
Societatea de Medicina Aeronautica din Romania (Romanian Society of Aeronautical Medicine)
SoUSAFFS
The Society of United States Air Force Flight Surgeons
SoUSAFS
Society of U.S. Army Flight Surgeons
SPA
Seaplane Pilots Association
SSF
Soaring Safety Foundation 
TPA
Texas Pilots Association
UGAA
Utah General Aviation Association
UKFSC
United Kingdom Flight Safety Committee
USHPA
United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association
USPA
United States Pilots Association
USPPA
United States Powered Paragliding Association
USUA
United States Ultralight Association
WBA
World Birdstrike Association
WBAT FAS
WBAT for Aviation Safety (Web-based Aviation Technology)
WPA
Washington Pilots Association

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