Associazione Italiana di Aeronautica e Astronautica (AIDAA)
Association and Professional Society • Member since 1951
The Italian Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics (A.I.D.A.A.) is a national no-profit cultural association. It was founded in Rome on July 2, 1920 by a group of aeronautical pioneers as the Italian Aerotechnique Association, and it assumed its current name on December 15, 1969, after merging with the Italian Rockets Association. The members are people and organizations interested in the advances of the aeronautical and space field. A specific section is dedicated to students attending secondary or university courses. AIDAA promotes its activity through the organization of conferences, workshops, roundtables, competitions with prizes for studies and research, proceedings publication, and through the international journal "Aerotecnica Missili e Spazio - Journal of Aerospace Science, Technologies, and Systems". A.I.D.A.A. collaborates closely with national and foreign cultural bodies and, in particular, is a member of the International Astronautical Federation, the International Council of Aeronautical Sciences and the Confederation of European Aerospace Societies. Every two years, the Association organizes National Congresses in the cities of the Regional Sections to disseminate the results of the most recent studies, and research outcomes in aeronautics and space are presented.