The National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT) will become part of ASTM International and continue to provide non-regulatory, industry-recognized personnel certifications for aviation and aerospace technicians.
NCATT began in 1999 as a National Science Foundation advanced technical education grant project and evolved into an independent nonprofit organization run by aviation industry leaders and subject-matter experts. The organization’s leadership established the infrastructure and processes that resulted in the adoption of a standard and certification program for aircraft electronics (avionics) technicians. As a developer of international voluntary consensus standards, ASTM International has aided the aviation industry by developing standards for aircraft safety, performance and quality. With the addition of NCATT’s certification programs, ASTM will continue to build upon its strategy to provide new programs and services targeted at the aviation and aerospace industries.
NCATT currently offers seven personnel certification programs and has issued more than 1,200 certifications and endorsements. ASTM International will expand these programs globally and provide even more opportunities to thousands of subject-matter experts and technicians across the aviation industry.