National League of Cities

The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities.  Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues, NLC serves as a resource and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns it represents.  More than 1,600 municipalities of all sizes pay dues directly to NLC and actively participate as leaders and voting members in the organization.

EXCOM - Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee

The Federal Aviation Administration tasks the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) to provide advice and recommendations concerning a full range of aviation-related issues.

Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)

The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) is an industry-driven, applied research program that develops near-term, practical solutions to problems faced by airport operators. ACRP is managed by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies and sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The research is conducted by contractors who are selected on the basis of competitive proposals.


The Partnership for AIR Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction (PARTNER)— is a leading aviation cooperative research organization. An FAA Center of Excellence, PARTNER is sponsored by the FAA, NASA, Transport Canada, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

PARTNER research fosters advances in alternative fuels, emissions, noise, operations, aircraft technologies, and science and decision-making for the betterment of mobility, economy, national security, and the environment. The organization's operational headquarters is at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

A specialized agency of the United Nations, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was created in 1944 to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world. It sets standards and regulations necessary for aviation safety, security, efficiency and regularity, as well as for aviation environmental protection. The Organization serves as the forum for cooperation in all fields of civil aviation among its 190 Member States.