AIAA Code of Ethics
Members of the AIAA uphold the highest standards of ethical conduct and hereby agree to:
- Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public in the performance of their duties;
- Promote the lawful and ethical interests of AIAA and the aerospace profession;
- Reject bribery, fraud, and corruption in all their forms;
- Properly credit the contributions of others, accept and offer honest and constructive criticism of technical work; and acknowledge and correct errors;
- Avoid harming others, their property, their reputations or their employment through false or malicious statements or through unlawful or otherwise wrongful acts;
- Issue statements or present information in an objective and truthful manner, based on available data;
- Avoid real and perceived conflicts of interest, and act as honest and fair agents in all professional interactions;
- Undertake only those tasks for which we are qualified by training or experience, or for which we can reasonably become qualified with proper preparation, education, and training;
- Maintain and improve our technical and professional competencies throughout our careers and provide opportunities for the professional development of those engineers under our supervision;
- Treat fairly and respectfully all colleagues and co-workers, recognizing their unique contributions and capabilities.
Adopted 9 May 2013.
Complaints, Recommendations, Criticisms, and Questions
Any AIAA member or non-member may file a written complaint, recommendation, criticism, or question. The complaint shall specify the section of the AIAA Code of Ethics, that is alleged to have been violated. It shall state the facts of the alleged violation and provide any available evidence in support of its allegations.
All complaints, criticism of, and questions concerning the AIAA Code of Ethics should be addressed in writing to the Chair of the AIAA Ethics Committee. These may be submitted either by email to Rodger Williams, AIAA Ethics Committee Liaison, firstname.lastname@example.org, or submitted by mail to:
AIAA Ethics Committee
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 500
Reston, Virginia 20191
Attn: Rodger S. Williams, AIAA Ethics Committee Liaison
These complaints shall be recorded as being received, acknowledged, and forwarded to the current Chair of the AIAA Ethics Committee for consideration. All communications shall be kept confidential.