Corporate Partners

The Royal Aeronautical Society’s unique ability to stimulate discussion and exchange of ideas within the aerospace and aviation sectors is unparalleled and its influence worldwide is becoming increasingly important.

Over 295 organisations worldwide now take part in the Society's Corporate Partner scheme, which is the primary international forum for the exchange of ideas within the sector.

The scheme is open to organisations worldwide who are involved in areas relating to aviation and aerospace, irrespective of the size of the operation.

Corporate Partner members enjoy access and involvement in the work of the Royal Aeronautical Society together with an excellent range of benefits, including superb networking opportunities.

The Royal Aeronautical Society is a centre for excellence, and joining the Corporate Partner scheme signifies an organisation’s commitment to best practice in the international aerospace community. Membership of the scheme also brings the advantage of demonstrating your organisation's endorsement of professional development within the industry.

To join the Corporate Partner Scheme, please fill in and return the application form.

If you have any comments or questions, please contact the Corporate Partners Team by email or call +44 (0)20 7670 4346.


Raytheon believes that the Corporate Partner network is an important forum for engagement with partners, suppliers, and customers from across the industry

Nick West FRAeS, Communications Director, Raytheon


There is an extensive range of benefits for organisations joining the Corporate Partner scheme but the prestige associated with Corporate Partner membership is perhaps one of the mostly highly valued benefits, reflecting over 125 years of vision and determination in providing an independent forum championing the aerospace community. Corporate Partner membership demonstrates an organisation's commitment to best practice and standards of excellence within the aerospace and aviation sectors.

Input from Corporate Partners is integral to the Society's ability to stimulate discussion and act as a catalyst for an exchange of ideas. The Society harnesses these views into a cohesive whole to further the aims of aerospace. Through membership of the Corporate Partnership, your organisation can influence the future.

Corporate Partner Briefings

Exclusive to Corporate Partners and specially invited guests, these events are very well attended at the highest levels of the aerospace industry and prove a most popular form of networking. Briefings are free of charge for all employees of our Corporate Partners Please visit the Events Listing to find out more and save your seat.

Events Programme

The Society has an extensive diary of conferences, seminars and lectures, many of which are free to attend or are at a reduced rate for Corporate Partners. Please visit to access the latest activities and select those specifically of interest to you. We also welcomes Corporate Partner participation in events through nomination of keynote speakers or session chairs within the conference and lecture programme.

Annual Banquet at preferential rates

Held at a prestigious London venue each May, the Society's Annual Presidential Banquet is one of the most important social functions in the aerospace calendar, attracting over 500 guests. Corporate Partner members are able to book corporate tables at substantially preferential rates.

Sponsorship & Advertising

There are a number of occasions where individual organisations may raise their profile and be associated with a specific publication, event, lecture, or conference. Please contact the Corporate Partners Team directly if you would like to know more about sponsorship, exhibition, advertising, and brand association opportunities.

Complimentary RAeS Publications

Corporate Partners receive complimentary hard copies of Royal Aeronautical Society publications: AEROSPACE and The Aeronautical Journal. If you would like more than one copy sent each month, please provide full postal details plus email/phone numbers of the recipients within your Company and they will be added to the publications list in the future. In addition, Corporate Partners also receive online access to current and back issues of our publications, for all employees to access.

Inclusion in the RAeS Annual Handbook

Annually published at the beginning of year, the RAeS Handbook is an aide-memoir to all Corporate Partners highlighting the activities of its membership and the Society’s activities and links in the international arena. As a Corporate Partner you will receive a hard copy of this publication and a free listing in the Corporate Partner Section.

Inclusion in the Corporate Partner Directory

Your organisation will be included in the current list of RAeS Corporate Partners, joining the elite of the aerospace industry committed to best practice, heritage and innovation. A full Corporate Partner listing may be found in our online directory and in the RAeS Handbook.

Use of RAeS Corporate Partner Logo

As a Corporate Partner you are invited to use the RAeS official Corporate Partner logo and thus reflect your commitment to best practice within the aerospace industry. Please contact the Corporate Partners Team for more information.

The Encyclopaedia of Aerospace

Corporate Partners may enjoy a substantial discount of 15% when purchasing the complete set of The Encyclopaedia of Aerospace. Published by John Wiley & Sons, the publication covers nine volumes with over circa 6000 pages and is arguably the most authoritative work of its kind. The Royal Aeronautical Society has endorsed the publication and negotiated a special rate for Corporate Partner members.

Professional Standard Recognition for Employees

The RAeS is a professional body catering for the entire aerospace community. The Society encourages best-practice across the aerospace industry through professional recognition of individual skills, experience and qualifications as well as the opportunity to register with the Engineering Council. RAeS post-nominal designations are internationally recognised and respected, confirming achievement of expertise. Membership and registration levels include:

Associate (ARAeS)
Associate Member (AMRAeS)
Member (MRAeS)
Fellow (FRAeS) or Companion (CRAeS)
Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Incorporated Engineer (IEng)
Engineering Technician (EngTech)

For more information please visit the Membership & Accreditation sections of this website.

For more information on the general benefits of membership, please contact the MembershipTeam.

Discounted Joining Fees for Corporate Partner Employees

As a RAeS Corporate Partner, employees of your organisation will receive a financial incentive when applying for individual membership of the Royal Aeronautical Society. In this instance RAeS will not charge the initial entry fee normally applicable for Member (MRAeS), Companion (CRAeS) and Fellow (FRAeS) applications.

Reduced Accreditation Costs

The Society is licensed to accredit academic and training programmes that provide the exemplifying level of understanding, knowledge and skills to underpin professional competence to help graduates on their way to registration with the Engineering Council. Corporate Partners benefit from free accreditation of their professional development schemes (value £1000 + VAT).

RAeS Careers Centre

The Society has an established Careers Centre which runs a number of initiatives to promote aerospace, aviation and STEM subjects to young people, as well as provide guidance and advice to those seeking employment in the sector. There are many ways in which Corporate Partners can be involved in supporting our educational and outreach initiatives. We also offer recruitment advertising within our publications, jobs board and at our annual recruitment fairs. For more information visit the Careers and Education secton of the website or contact our Head of Careers & Skills, Rosalind Azouzi.

Careers in Aerospace Website

The Society and ADS Group launched a joint website in October 2010 which aims to showcase the aerospace industry to young people, their teachers, parents and careers advisors and provide in-depth and inspirational careers information, guidance and resources. One of the aims of the website is to provide a one-stop-shop for industry information. To help achieve this and as a benefit of corporate membership, unless informed otherwise, the RAeS will create an entry for your company in the directory.

For further details contact our Head of Careers & Skills, Rosalind Azouzi.

National Aerospace Library

Located at the Hub in Farnborough, the Society’s National Aerospace Library houses over 10,000 books and publications and is probably the largest aeronautical archive in Europe. Corporate Partners may take advantage of free of charge research services using the Library’s experienced staff and have access to other special volumes.

Use of RAeS HQ Facilities at No.4 Hamilton Place

No.4 Hamilton Place is open to Corporate Partners and their employees to use for business or leisure purposes.

The members’ Bar and Lounge located on the second floor, is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm to members and their guests. We offer full complimentary internet access and a fully licensed self-service bar and innovative bar food menu.

Discounted Room Hire
The Airbus Business Suite comprises a lounge, three meeting rooms plus a fully equipped hot desk area. The Toulouse Room is free to Members and Corporate Partners, whilst other rooms in the Business Suite are available to Corporate Partners at a 50% room hire discount.

In addition all RAeS Corporate Partners receive 20% off venue hire of the main reception rooms at No.4 Hamilton Place, including the Bill Boeing Theatre.

If planning an AGM, conference, cocktail party or reception, please contact the Venue Team or Tel: +44 (0)20 7670 4314 where we will be delighted to provide a tour of this prestigious venue and discuss your own bespoke requirements.