The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) & The International Association of Airport Executives (IAAE)

Founded in 1928, AAAE ( is the world’s largest professional organization representing the men and women who work at public-use commercial and general aviation airports. AAAE’s 5,000-plus members represent 850 airports and hundreds of companies and organizations that support the airport industry. AAAE serves its membership through results-oriented representation in Washington, D.C., and delivers a wide range of industry services and professional development opportunities, including training, conferences, and a highly respected accreditation program.

In the early 1990s, major global barriers around the world were dissolving. To effectively address the challenges of managing airports in a global economy, there was a need for advanced airport management education and professional development around the world. To respond to that need, AAAE’s commitment to professional excellence and the AAAE accreditation program went international through the creation of the International Association of Airport Executives (IAAE) in 1992.

Our progressive and forward-thinking approach has made us the leader in global aviation. Whether your airport hosts one of our international symposiums, world class training programs or your company exhibits at one of our 100 plus conferences, we can help you expand your business, showcase your airport or enhance your civil aviation system.


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