General Information

What are the fundamentals of setting airline rates & charges? How should I apply federal stimulus act funds – CARES; CRRSAA; and ARPA to our rates and charges model? When and how do I factor in a return to passenger and airline activity to pre COVID-19 levels? How do I strategize and set goals / objectives for key concession programs – rental car, auto parking, food, beverage, and gift – in this era? What strategies should I employ to effectively use Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) revenue for our capital program?
Join your peers and industry colleagues in Baltimore, MD. October 12-14, 2021 to explore answers to these, and other pertinent airport business and financial matters, while at the same time accrue Continuing Education Credits (CECs) through the 2021 AAAE/Ricondo & Associates, Inc. PFC and Rates and Charges Workshops. The PFC Workshop (October 12, 2021) will provide overviews of the PFC Program from application planning through project closeout, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) updates and current initiatives, and insights on integrating your PFC program into your capital planning and implementation. The Rates and Charges Workshop (October 13-14, 2021) will offer sessions on the building blocks for establishment or refinement of your rates and charges model, the legal and regulatory framework which guides the creation and implementation of airline rate setting, and sources / uses of non-airline revenues and current trends and opportunities for generating optimal levels of these sources of airport revenue. 


The American Association of Airport Executives is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education (CPE) for Group Live Delivery on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. To determine whether your state provided guidance regarding flexibility, please view the list of states under “Group Live Providers”. A number of states not on the list do not require pre-approval of courses for CPEs. If your state is not on this list, or if you have specific questions, please reach out to your state board of accountancy directly to confirm eligibility of this course for CPEs.

Historically, the PFC Workshop has been eligible for seven credits, and the Rates and Charges Workshop has been eligible for 11 credits. We will update this page soon as the amount of credits being offered for these workshops is confirmed. 

Topics to be covered include:

  • Federal Updates & Initiatives
  • PFC 101
  • Attachment G Requirements: Everything You Need to Know About ALPs, Airspace & Environmental Findings
  • PFC Program Maintenance & PFC Reconciliation
  • Airports' PFC Experience Breakout Session
  • CIP Planning & PFCs as a Funding Source
  • Interactive Workshop: Best Practices for Completing the Attachment B Form for a Terminal Expansion Project
  • Rates & Charges 101: Accounting Framework & Cost Center Allocations
  • Rates & Charges 101: Rate Setting Methodologies & Trends
  • Airport Panel: COVID-19 Relief Funding
  • Legal & Regulatory Framework
  • Capital Planning: Debt Capacity and Capital Plan Affordability
  • Airport Debt: Market Update and Refunding Trends
  • Other Airline Fees – Full Cost Recovery, Per Use Fees & Joint Use Fees
  • Benchmarking Metrics: Pros and Cons
  • Airport Panel: Current Challenges and Opportunities in Airline Relationships
  • Forecasting in Today’s Environment
  • Other Non-Airline Revenues

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

BWI Marshall Airport is located just 9 miles south of downtown Baltimore and 32 miles northeast of Washington, D.C. It is the busiest airport in the region, serving over 27 million passengers. The airport is named after Thurgood Marshall, a Baltimore native who became the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. The Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA) is the owner and operator of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and Martin State Airport.

Sponsoring: Host Airport and Networking Reception Sponsor

Mr. James G. Walsh, A.A.E., IACE
Chief Financial Officer


Providing environmental graphics, engineering, architecture, construction management and related services from offices nationwide. Clients are airlines, commercial airports, developers, contractors and military installations.

Sponsor Level: Wednesday Luncheon Sponsor

Mr. David Neyer
Associate Director


Ricondo & Associates, Inc. is a full service aviation consulting firm providing planning services that fulfill the needs of airport owners and operators, airlines, and federal and state agencies.

Sponsor Level: Overall Program Sponsor

Ms. Bonnie Ossege
Vice President