MEETINGS

Event
 
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5
June 5-8, 2016
Milwaukee, WI
Environmental
Airfield Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Management
Formerly known as the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Conference, this expanded program is focused on how and why airports use GIS, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Computer Aided Design (CAD), aerial imagery, and other geospatial technologies for planning, operations, maintenance, asset management, and other needs.
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5
June 5-7, 2016
Detroit, MI
Environmental
Management
This conference will provide a great opportunity for industry professionals to discuss some of the most pressing regulatory hurdles facing airports in the coming years, as well as the latest environmental best practices, which often can lead to more efficient operations and stronger community relations. Attendees will hear from airport directors, environmental managers, leading industry consultants and FAA officials on a wide range of topics, including noise mitigation, sustainability, water quality control, air quality and climate adaptation. Participants also will receive the latest updates on ongoing aviation issues such as the Voluntary Pollution Reduction Program (VPRP) and the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP).
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6
June 6-9, 2016
Minneapolis, MN
Environmental
Management
The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) are pleased to present the 2016 Wildlife Management Techniques Course. The wildlife issues that will be covered in this course are a serious safety concern for airport operators and airlines. Progress continues to be made on a number of technological and procedural fronts. However, more awareness and “hands on” training are needed as the industry works together to find reasonable and effective solutions for best management practices.



Carl Newman, A.A.E.

Airport CEO
Jackson Municipal Airport Authority

Member Spotlight

Joined AAAE: 1981

Industry Mentor:  Jim Bennett/City of Phoenix & Kevin Dolliole/Unison Consulting. They’ve both always provided me with great guidance.

What has being involved in AAAE meant to your career? Being involved in AAAE has meant everything to my career. The organization is the premier training organization for airports and I have taken advantage of most of the training opportunities. It has also been my vehicle for networking and conduit for ideas. Accreditation was important to my last two employers and I probably would not have secured the jobs without having completed the process. Getting to be the Chair of AAAE in 2016-17 is the highlight of my career so far.

Favorite Airport Code:  JAN

Dream Destination:  Anyplace warm with a nice beach and clear water.