The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, FAI – The World Air Sports Federation, was founded in 1905. It is a non-governmental and non-profit international organisation with the basic aim of furthering aeronautical and astronautical activities worldwide, ratifying world and continental records and coordinating the organisation of international competitions. It is recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
FAI has more than 100 member-organisations, forming a strong network linking all those who participate in air sports worldwide.
FAI activities include the establishment of rules for the control and certification of world aeronautical and astronautical records. FAI establishes regulations for air sporting events which are organised by Members throughout the world. FAI also promotes skill, proficiency and safety in aeronautics. FAI confers medals, diplomas and other awards to those who have contributed to the achievement of these aims as well as for work done in the restoration of old aircraft.
The ITA is supporting FAI with the delivery of their anti-doping program since January 2019.
FAI currently delegates the services highlighted in blue to the ITA: