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U.S. Department of Transportation
The mission of the Department of Transportation is to serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

Federal Aviation Administration
The FAA is charged with regulating airline safety. They establish and govern the rules on pilot training, proficiency and health standards.

Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS)
The ASRS collects, analyzes, and responds to voluntarily submitted aviation safety incident reports in order to lessen the likelihood of aviation accidents. ASRS data are used to:

  • Identify deficiencies and discrepancies in the National Aviation System (NAS) so that these can be remedied by appropriate authorities.
  • Support policy formulation and planning for, and improvements to, the NAS.
  • Strengthen the foundation of aviation human factors safety research. This is particularly important since it is generally conceded that over two-thirds of all aviation accidents and incidents have their roots in human performance errors.

Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS)
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is responsible for implementing and enforcing the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which regulate the export and reexport of most commercial items. The list of Prohibited/Restricted Parties is located on this site. This list must be checked before exporting. Free online training available.

Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC)
The U.S. Government views the sale, export, and re-transfer of defense articles and defense services as an integral part of safeguarding U.S. national security and furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives. The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2778-2780 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Parts 120-130), is charged with controlling the export and temporary import of defense articles and defense services covered by the United States Munitions List (USML).

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
The International Traffic in Arms Regulations is a set of United States government regulations that control the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List.

U.S. Treasury – Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States.

Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)
This page contains the chapter-by-chapter listing of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S. and general notes. The links correspond to the various sections in the Table of Contents for the Harmonized Tariff Schedule.

Wichita Aero Club
The Wichita Aero Club has been established to foster and promote interest in aviation, to provide a forum that focuses on the industry's issues and achievements, and to bring together those with a passion for flight in an environment that expands and enhances professional relationships and furthers cooperation and understanding.

General Aviation Manufacturers Association
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association represents 67 of the world’s leading manufacturers of fixed-wing general aviation airplanes, engines, avionics, and components. In addition to building nearly all of the general aviation airplanes flying today, GAMA member companies also operate aircraft fleets, airport fixed-based operations, pilot training, and maintenance facilities worldwide. GAMA releases the official report of general aviation industry shipment and billings data on a quarterly basis. In addition to quarterly reports, GAMA publishes the year-end shipment and billings figures in February of each year in conjunction with the release of the annual General Aviation Statistical Databook & Industry Outlook. The newest feature on GAMA's Website is a searchable general aviation shipment database.

NBAA (National Business Aviation Association)
Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 Member Companies of all sizes and located across the country. NBAA provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show

EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association)
EAA is a growing and diverse organization of members with a wide range of aviation interests and backgrounds. EAA was founded in 1953 by a group of individuals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who were interested in building their own airplanes. Through the decades, the organization expanded its mission to include antiques, classics, warbirds, aerobatic aircraft, ultralights, helicoptors and contemporary manufactured aircraft.

EBAA (European Business Aviation Association)
EBAA is the leading Association representing Business Aviation in Europe. In 1977, Dr. Ir. F.J. Philips founded the Association to defend the interests of Business Aviation. Nowadays, over five hundred Business Aviation companies, direct Members or Members of associate organizations rely on EBAA to protect their interests.

NIAR (National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University)
NIAR holds 3 FAA Center of Excellence designations: the Center of Excellence for General Aviation Research, the Airworthiness Assurance Center of Excellence & the Center of Excellence for Composites and Advanced Materials. NASA sponsors the National Center for Advanced Materials Performance, located within NIAR, and the National Science Foundation has named WSU/NIAR as a Center for Friction Stir Processing. NIAR's 135,000 square-foot facility is home to more than a dozen labs that provide research, testing, design and certification services in advanced joining and processing, aerodynamics, aging aircraft, CAD/CAM, composites and advanced materials, crash dynamics, environmental testing, fatigue and fracture, full-scale structural testing, human factors, structures and virtual reality.

K-State at Salina (Kansas State University, Salina Campus)

K-State at Salina is home to the College of Technology and Aviation, offers associate and bachelor’s degrees in the areas of engineering technology and aviation, as well as business.  Aviation students accomplish training under the FAA’s federal aviation regulations, professional pilot under part 141 and aviation maintenance under part 147. These certifications provide a focused learning environment where students more efficiently achieve professional certificates and ratings. 

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