Press Release

AAAE Recognizes 101 Airports for Training Excellence

For Immediate Release
March 31, 2017

Alexandria, VA – The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is pleased to recognize 101 airports with an ANTN Digicast Excellence in Airport Training award for training completed in 2016.

An ANTN Digicast Excellence in Airport Training award signifies that airport employees and others working at each facility have completed a specified amount of federally-mandated, airport-specific training and continuing education using ANTN Digicast's web-based training system. The award levels are based on total training programs completed and total number of employees trained at each airport. Levels vary based on the airport's hub size. Each winning airport is presented with a plaque marking the achievement.

“Digicast was created for airports as a cost-effective, efficient way to help them comply with training requirements, and we’re encouraged that so many airports have made it an integral part of their training programs,” said Patrick Raker, Senior Vice President of AAAE’s Training and Technology Services department. “The system is used by airports to train hundreds of thousands of industry workers, and I’m eager to see that trend continue as we develop the next generation of our training site.”

Airports that subscribe to ANTN Digicast have unlimited access to the service's 300-plus training programs for all employees and tenants. Topics covered include operations, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF), security, customer service, FAA-required recurrent training and much more. ANTN Digicast training is designed for airport employees as well as tenants, such as airline workers and subcontractors who work at an airport.
Digicast programming is accessible online via any web-enabled device. Through the website, airport administrators are able to assign training to their employees to ensure all training requirements are complete by the due date. The system tracks training on a per-user basis, allowing airports to demonstrate to regulators that their employees have completed required recurrent training. For more information on ANTN Digicast, visit

The award winners for 2016 are:

Large Hub 

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Medium Hub 

Luis Munoz Marin International Airport
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Dallas Love Field/City of Dallas

Small Hub

Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
Wichita Airport Authority
Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport
Norfolk International Airport
Wilmington International Airport
N.W. Arkansas Regional Airport Authority
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Pensacola International Airport
Birmingham International Airport
Louisville Regional Airport Authority
Tucson International Airport
Burlington International Airport
Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport
Will Rogers World Airport
Palm Springs International Airport
Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport
Albany International Airport
The Eastern Iowa Airport
Tulsa International Airport
Reno/Tahoe International Airport
Lexington Blue Grass Airport


Tallahassee International Airport
Dothan Regional Airport
Daytona Beach International Airport
Pueblo Memorial Airport
Augusta Regional Airport
University of Illinois-Willard Airport
Branson Airport
Hilton Head Island Airport
Fort Wayne International Airport
Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport
St. George Regional Airport
Lake Charles Regional Airport
Tweed New Haven Airport
Eagle County Regional Airport
NAS Whiting Field
Gainesville Regional Airport
Capital Region International Airport
Corpus Christi International Airport
Elmira-Corning Regional Airport
Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport
Columbia Regional Airport
McClellan-Palomar Airport
Central Illinois Regional Airport
Grand Forks International Airport
Casper/Natrona County International Airport
Sioux Gateway Airport
Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport
University Park Airport
Rapid City Regional Airport
Idaho Falls Regional Airport
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport
Watertown International Airport
South Bend International Airport
Elko Regional Airport
Republic Airport
Fayetteville Regional Airport
Evansville Regional Airport
Charlotte County Airport
McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport
Missoula International Airport
Chicago Rockford International Airport
Flagstaff Airport
Trenton-Mercer Airport
Yellowstone Regional Airport
Salina Municipal Airport
La Crosse Regional Airport
Rock Springs Sweetwater County Airport
Greenville Mid-Delta Regional Airport
Gary/Chicago International Airport
Four Corners Regional Airport
Lea County Government

General Aviation

Naples Municipal Airport
Contra Costa County Airports
Columbus Municipal Airport
Ohio State University Airport
Scottsdale Airport
Naval Air Station Pensacola
Southern California Logistics Airport
Addison Airport
Purdue University Airport
Griffiss International Airport
Fort Worth Alliance Airport
Ocala International Airport
Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport
Van Nuys Airport
Teterboro Airport
University of Oklahoma Max Westheimer Airport
Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport
Hayward Executive Airport
Arlington Municipal Airport-Texas
Hutchinson Municipal Airport
Sugar Land Regional Airport
Morristown Municipal Airport


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ABOUT AAAE: 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 5,500-plus members represent some 850 airports and hundreds of companies and organizations that support the airport industry. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., 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.

Adam Snider
Director of Public Affairs