Useful aerospace web links evaluated and selected by a network of subject specialists are listed below:
Trade organisation for the UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industries. Publishes free industry fact sheets and briefings (media section of website)
Portal to quality aerospace and defence resources on the web maintained by Cranfield University
Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB)
Provides an independent, authoritative forum for space engineering and aeronautics research within the National Research Council, the operating arm of The National Academies.
Includes news, airplane pictures and air and space forums.
Provides news, information on industry projects, white papers, events, companies and products and services.
Aircraft Research Association
The Aircraft Research Association is an independent non-profit research and development organisation it acts as a wind tunnel test centre for the UK aircraft industry.
Worldwide links to aviation defence organisations.
Aviation interest site. Includes a photography database, discussion forums, news, and a section on Aircraft Data and History
Worldwide body catering solely for people interested in powered lighter-than-air aviation.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
US-based professional organisation. Includes a searchable citation database.
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)
Non-profit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems community.
Provides industry information for commercial airplanes.
British Air Transport Association (BATA)
Represents UK Airlines. Site provides industry information.
British Association of Aviation Consultants (BAAC)
International (UK based) professional association.
Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
UK aviation regulatory body.
European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN)
Aims to bring the European universities with aeronautics activities into an integrated network, operating in parallel with industry and the national research establishments.
European Aviation Safety Agency
Aims to promote the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation.
European Space Agency (ESA)
Agency responsible for the European space programme.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
US aviation regulatory body.
IMechE Aerospace Industries Division
Information on events, regional activities and prizes and awards.
International Civil Aviation Organization
The global forum for civil aviation.
International Federation of Airworthiness
A Non Governmental Organization dedicated to improving aviation safety
Joint Aviation Authorities
An associated body of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) representing the civil aviation regulatory authorities of European States who have agreed to co-operate in developing and implementing common safety regulatory standards and procedures.
Links to NASA aerospace sites.
NASA History Division
Documents and preserves the agency's history.
NASA Langley Research Centre
Leads NASA initiatives in aviation safety, quiet aircraft technology, small aircraft transportation and aerospace vehicles system technology. Supports NASA space programs with atmospheric research and technology testing and development.
NASA Scientific Technical and Information Programme
Provides facts, analyses, and conclusions resulting from scientific, technical, and related engineering research and development efforts.
NATO Research and Technology Organisation (AGARD reports)
Promotes and conducts co-operative scientific research and exchange of technical information amongst 26 NATO nations and 38 NATO partners.
Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)
Professional Institution for the aerospace community.
Royal Airforce (RAF) UK Space Agency
Provides details of military aircraft.
SAE - Society of Automotive Engineers (Aerospace section)
US Association provides access to technical and standards database.
Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum
US Museum which maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world.
Promotes and co-ordinates UK space policy and programmes.