American Association of Airport Executives    Ph: 703.824.0500
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Membership Categories

The Following is a List of Available Membership Categories
Determination of membership category is based on employment at a public use airport before any other criteria is considered (if you are employed at a public use airport you must apply for our affiliate membership).

Executive

For those individuals in airport management, who have met the professional membership requirements of AAAE's accreditation program. These members are accredited airport executives and are eligible to use the initials A.A.E. after their names. ($275/year)

*Affiliate

Open to any individual who has active full time responsibility for the management, administration, or staff functions of a public airport. Affiliate members become eligible to enter the Accreditation program after a minimum of one year in airport management. ($275/year)

*Participating

Individuals who are not actively engaged in airport management but who are affiliated with an organization having an interest in the administration of a public airport (airport board member, city manager, mayor) or who are affiliated with the governmental agency or board having an interest in or charged with responsibilities with respect to the management or administration of a public airport; or who is affiliated with a non-profit organization or educational institution with a direct interest in airport management. ($325/year)

*Associate

Open to individuals who have an interest in airports and aviation and do not fall into any of the other specified membership categories. ($325/year)

***Corporate

Open to public or private companies and corporations, who are engaged in activities related to aviation, or who offer a product or service of interest to airport management and wish to further their contacts within the aviation industry.

AAAE airport executive members are encouraged to buy products and services from AAAE corporate members, and these members also receive substantial savings on marketing and promotional opportunities for their products or services. ($850/year)

*Military

This membership category is open to individuals who are serving on active duty in the military or who are actively employed with the U.S. Department of Defense. ($150/year)

**Academic

Individuals who are engaged in the full-time, undergraduate study of airport development, administration, management and operations or in any related field of aviation at a recognized college or university. An individual in this class of membership, following graduation from the college or university where the member was pursuing aviation or related field of study, shall be eligible to remain in the Academic Membership classification for a period of up to two years from the date of graduation or until obtaining gainful employment in the field of aviation, whichever occurs first, provided they were AAAE members prior to graduation. Proof of full-time enrollment such as current class schedule and projected graduation date need to be submitted before membership will be processed. ($40/year)

*Academic Graduate

Open to individuals who are engaged in full-time graduate study of airport development, administration, management and operations or in any related field of aviation at a recognized college or university. This membership category is also open to individuals who are engaged full-time, undergraduate study AND want to enroll in the Certified Member program. An individual in this class of membership, following graduation from the college or university where the member was pursuing aviation or related field of study, shall be eligible to remain in the Academic Membership classification for a period of up to two years from the date of graduation or until obtaining gainful employment in the field of aviation, whichever occurs first, provided they were AAAE members prior to graduation . Proof of full-time enrollment such as current class schedule and projected graduation date need to be submitted before membership will be processed. ($150/year)

*Members of these types are eligible to enter the Certified Member program at any time.
**Academic members are allowed into the Certified Member program once they upgrade to academic graduate status.  However, they are not considered an AAAE certified member until they submit proof of graduation to the AAAE office.
***Corporate members also receive discounts on advertising in Airport Magazine and Airport Report Today, as well as sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities at AAAE conferences and on AAAE.org. See Corporate membership benefits tab for more detail.