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Member Benefits

ISTAT is committed to providing its members with the highest quality and best-value networking and education opportunities in commercial aviation. To that end, members benefit from an array of offerings.

Connecting the Industry

Through in-person events, ISTAT offers members the opportunity to do business at relevant locations around the globe. Conferences are held throughout the year and are open to all industry professionals.

As a value-add to members, ISTAT hosts receptions at unique venues in conjunction with the Farnborough, Paris and Dubai Air Shows. An ISTAT Chalet – open to members and guests – is also available to members at the Farnborough and Paris shows.

The first Wednesday of December, ISTAT invites all members and guests to celebrate together at locations around the globe for the annual ISTAT Holiday Receptions. Receptions are also held in Dublin in January and in various locations during the Chinese New Year holiday.

ISTAT Connect Events

Members Between Jobs 

ISTAT provides complimentary membership and admission to events for members who may be in temporary need, or are between jobs and meet certain guidelines. If you are in need and believe that you may be eligible for this program, please complete the application form below.

Starting 1 July 2020 and running through 31 December 2021, individuals who have been an ISTAT member for the past three years are now eligible to apply for access to the following benefits:

  • Membership: Members between jobs receive complimentary membership for 12 months, from the date of application approval.
  • ISTAT Conferences & Forums: Members receive complimentary registration to conferences (ISTAT Americas, Asia, EMEA and Latin America) while unemployed.*
  • Members-Only Events: Members continue to receive complimentary registration to additional ISTAT events, such as airshows, chalets and receptions.*

*Please note that complimentary event registrations must be requested separately at the time the event registration is available to members.


Offering Valuable Insights

ISTAT shares industry insights and features members in a variety of ways.

  • Jetrader Magazine — A quarterly printed magazine that reports on issues of importance to members including news about the membership, industry and ISTAT conferences.
  • ISTAT Online – This program offers virtual experiences for the ISTAT community and features a variety of industry icons sharing knowledge in an online format.
  • Membership Directory — The membership directory is an up-to-date listing of ISTAT members and is available online as well as via the ISTAT Community app.
  • ISTAT UPdate — A monthly eNewsletter that allows members to stay informed about timely industry and ISTAT topics and news on-the-go.
  • Conference Proceedings — Presented at ISTAT conferences and posted on the ISTAT website for viewing. Includes transcripts of speeches, handout materials and other information of interest to the membership.

Internship Program

The ISTAT Foundation Internship Portal is open for ISTAT members to post summer internships and graduate placements for aviation-focused college students. The benefits of hiring an intern through the ISTAT Foundation Internship Portal include access to quality candidates, flexible scheduling to meet the employer's needs, and temporary support to help with projects that cannot be covered by employees. Learn more here.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Special Offer

Your ISTAT membership includes an exciting member-exclusive benefit from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. Now through 30 September 2020, ISTAT members and one (1) guest receive free admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum including access to the submarine Growler and the Space Shuttle Pavilion. Click here to download your museum pass. 

*ISTAT member dues must be current for the calendar year in which the pass is used.