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Air Accident Investigation Branch UK

The fundamental purpose of the AAIB is "To improve aviation safety by determining the causes of air accidents and serious incidents and making safety recommendations intended to prevent recurrence", it is not to apportion blame or liability.

Aviation Reference Desk

This site was created to provide a comprehensive, moderated list of aviation and aerospace links for industry professionals, pilots and enthusiasts.  All the links are carefully selected to identify the best sites we have found for topics including aviation weather, jobs, news, suppliers, organizations, statistics, airports, aircraft and much more.


The role of the CAA’s Safety Regulation Group is to ensure that UK civil aviation standards are set and achieved in a co-operative and cost-effective manner.  SRG must satisfy itself that aircraft are properly designed, manufactured, operated and maintained; that airlines are competent; that flight crews, air traffic controllers and aircraft maintenance engineers are fit and competent; that licensed aerodromes are safe to use and that air traffic services and general aviation activities meet required safety standards.

Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for the safety of civil aviation. The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 created the agency, under the name Federal Aviation Agency. We adopted our present name in 1967 when we became a part of the Department of Transportation(USA).

NATS (National Air Traffic Services)

National Air Traffic Services (NATS) provides air traffic control services to aircraft flying in UK airspace, and over the eastern part of the North Atlantic. Safety is NATS’ first and foremost priority but it also aims to provide its service in an efficient and expeditious way. This year NATS will handle more than two million flights carrying over 180 million passengers.

Royal Aeronautical Society

The Royal Aeronautical Society is "the one multidisciplinary professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community". The RAeS is the world's only professional body which caters for the entire aerospace community.

The United Kingdom Flight Safety Committee

The UK Flight Safety Committee is an unincorporated association of professionals dedicated to the improvement of Commercial Aviation Safety. Members meet regularly to exchange safety information and to examine ways to improve safety and to avoid incidents and accidents.

Transport Canada

Transport Canada works to help ensure that Canadians have the best transportation system by developing and administering policies, regulations and programs for a safe, efficient and environmentally friendly transportation system


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