About AAAE

Founded in 1928, AAAE is the world's largest professional organization for airport executives, representing thousands of airport management personnel at public-use commercial and general aviation airports. AAAE's members represent some 850 airports and hundreds of companies and organizations that support airports. 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, meetings and conferences, and a highly respected accreditation program.


Carl Newman, A.A.E., of Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, is AAAE's 2016-17 Chair. The association's membership elected Newman and other members of the executive committee and board of directors during the 2016 AAAE Annual Conference in Houston. 

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