Automotive Wire Standards and Organizations

Air Transport Association (ATA)
www.airlines.org

The Air Transport Association of America is the nation's oldest and largest airline trade association that represents the nation's leading airlines. Since 1936, the association has played a major role in all the significant government decisions regarding aviation. The ATA fashions policy and supports measures that enhance aviation safety and security of the aviation system.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
www.ansi.org

The ANSI coordinates the development and use of voluntary consensus standards in the U.S. and represents U.S. stakeholders in standardization forums around the world. It administers the creation and use of thousands of guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector. Certain types of automotive wire will meet ANSI guidelines.

American Welding Society (AWS)
www.aws.org

The AWS is an organization with the goal of advancing science, technology and the application of welding and related joining disciplines. The AWS supports welding education and technology development for all Americans.

ASME International
www.asme.org/codes

ASME maintains and distributes 600 codes and standards used internationally for the design, manufacturing and installation of mechanical devices.

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
www.sae.org

SAE is a resource for standards development, events, and technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space. Many types of automotive wire will meet requirements of the SAE. SAE is also responsible for developing several documents for the aerospace community.