Resources

General Information

Library of Congress The Library of Congress web site

Government Agencies and International Organizations

DOT - U.S. Department of Transportation

FAA - U.S. Federal Aviation Administration

BTS - U.S. DOT Bureau of Transportation Statistics

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

ICAO - International Civil Aviation Organization

Civil Aviation Canada - Transportat Canada - Civil Aviation

Nav Canada - Canada's now-privatized air traffic control organization

Eurocontrol - Home page for the European air traffic control agency

Air Transport Association - The trade organization for the principal U.S. airlines. News and online publications.

IATA - International Air Transportation Association home page

 

Military

Air Force Link - U.S. Air Force's official web site

The United States Navy - U.S. Navy's official web site

Home of Army Aviation - U.S. Army Aviation Center's official web site

 

Professional Organizations

IFALPA - International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Association

NATCA - National Air Traffic Controllers Association

Air Line Pilots Association -The official site of the union representing 66,000 airline pilots at 43 U.S. and Canadian airlines.

Research Organizations and Efforts

The Volpe Center - Research and special programs for the Dept. of Transportation

Air Transport Research Group - A special interest group of the World Conference on Transportation Research Society

Aviation News Media

Aerlines -  International magazine for students & professionals of aviation

Air & Space - Smithsonian Institution's magazine about flight.

Air Transport World - Air Transport World Magazine is a monthly magazine serving the needs of the global airline and commercial air transport manufacturing communities.

Aviation Week & Space Technology - In-depth news and authoritative analysis of the technology, business and operations

Flightglobal - An online news and information portal for the global aviation industry, offering industry news from a global editorial team, aircraft images & data and industry jobs for both industry professionals and aviation enthusiasts. Aggregate aviation news content from across the World Wide Web, offering users the ‘best of the web’ news content in one location

Air & Cosmos - The monthly journal that covers the Business and Technology of the world aerospace industries, with a distinctly European editorial viewpoint.

Jane's Aerospece - Aerospace section of Jane's Information Group.

UK airport news - A daily updated UK airport news website plus a news archive

Aviation Information Sites and News Groups

Aero Com - Aviation information and aviation yellow pages

The Aviation Home Page - Your link to the world of aviation

Airliners - A moderated discussion group on airliner technology: the design, construction, performance, human factors, operation, and histories of transport-category aircraft.

Airline Analysis

PlaneBusiness - Daily airline business and financial news and analysis

Flight Safety

Flight Safety Foundation - Independent, nonprofit, international organization engaged in research, auditing, education, advocacy and publishing to improve aviation safety.

Human Factors

Human Factors Research and Technology Division - The Flight Management & Human Factors Division of NASA's Ames Research Center

Web Based Training in Human Factors - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) human factors division has developed a web-based course to provide an introduction to human factors and its role in FAA systems development. Some of you may find the information useful.

Operations Research

AGIFORS - Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies

INFORMS - Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences

Accident Reports

NTSB - The NTSB aviation accident database contains information from 1983 and later about civil aviation accidents and selected incidents within the United States, its territories and possessions, and in international waters.

Transportation Safety Board of Canada - The reports section provides accident reports released since 1991. A link of the Swissair 111 investigation is provided in the front page.

UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch - The Formal Reports section provides Inspectors Investigations relating to specific accidents or serious incidents since 1972. The Foreign Reports section provides investigations carried out and published by Foreign States in which the UK has an interest.

Computer-Related Incidents with Commercial Aircraft - The publications section provides a list of publications by Prof. Peter B. Ladkin on computer-related incidents with commercial aircraft and an media interview.