The Aeronautical Society of India a professional body devoted to advancement of aeronautical sciences and engineering in India was founded in 1948. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Patron-in-Chief of the Society. Currently Honorary Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is the Patron-in-Chief of the Society.
The Society has more than 5000 members drawn from all major aeronautical establishments such as Defence Research & Development Establishments, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, DGCA, Academic Institutions, Aeronautical Development Agency, Indian Air Force, Indian Space Research Organization, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, National Airports Authority of India, Air India, Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Pawn Hans and private airlines. Most of the organizations / industries in this field in this country and abroad are Corporate Members of the Society.