AAAE Events

Build relationships, enhance your career and advance your airport at a meeting, workshop, conference or webinar. Get ahead of the curve—and even impending regulations—with cutting-edge airport industry knowledge delivered in accordance with best practices for adult learners.

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May 4, 6 & 11, 2021 | 2-4 p.m. U.S. ET

AAAE/AMCG Airport Management and Compliance Virtual Workshop

Participate in a dynamic and highly interactive three-part workshop to explore best practices in three critical areas of airport management and compliance.

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April 19-23, 2021
Virtual
Times Vary
Increase your chances of passing the CM exam by up to 40% with this intensive review of the material you need to know, including a multiple-choice exam at the conclusion of the course.
April 20, 22, 27 & 29, 2021
Virtual
Times Vary
This course provides airport supervisors, managers, and directors with a stronger knowledge of how to operate safe, efficient, and successful winter operations that meet regulatory and fiscal requirements of a FAR Part 139 certificated airport.
April 21-22, 2021
Virtual
1-5 p.m. ET | Live Online
Looking for the latest trends shaping airport finance? Seeking insight on key administrative issues? The AAAE/Southeast Chapter AAAE Airport Finance and Administration Virtual Conference will provide that information and more.
April 27-28, 2021
Virtual
Times Vary
Airports play a vital economic role in the community and are increasingly being asked to support its economic development. Explore ways to maximize the airports impact and learn how to position it as a leader by attending this conference.
May 4, 6 & 11, 2021
Virtual
2-4 p.m. U.S. ET
Participate in a dynamic and highly interactive three-part workshop to explore best practices in three critical areas of airport management and compliance.
May 11, 2021
Virtual
2-3 p.m. EST
Many airport management professionals do not fully understand the regulations with regard to Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Programs, and as the pandemic continues, minority communities and minority-owned businesses continue to be disproportionately affected, underscoring the need for strong programs. Don’t wait until there is a complaint to focus your attention on these programs. Please join us as we discuss the responsibilities along with the challenges and opportunities in running successful compliant programs.
June 9-10, 2021
Virtual
Times Vary
Gain confidence in your ability to handle any airport emergency and better understand how to work together to mitigate threatening situations as you prepare for the unexpected. Join experts and colleagues in reviewing case studies and lessons learned from specific events; the latest trends in the industry; and network virtually with the emergency management community.
July 11-13, 2021
In Person and Virtual
Las Vegas, NV
Airports constantly prove their resilience - reinventing themselves against shifts in regulations, technology and air traffic. Learn from what the industry has faced, prepare for what's coming, and ready your organization to show results by joining us in-person in Las Vegas or virtually
July 22, 2021
Virtual
Airport management at FAA contract towers, officials form airports interested in getting into the FCT program, ATC-related companies, aviation users and other officials interested in the program should not miss this special opportunity.
July 27-28, 2021
Virtual
Times Vary
Connect, engage and exchange at a safe social distance during this lively gathering of airport communicators and marketers from around the country!
July 29-31, 2021
Lincoln, NE
Great Lakes Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
August 8-11, 2021
In Person and Virtual
Reno, NV
Southwest Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
August 8-10, 2021
Virtual
Times Vary
Participate in panel discussions, case studies and shared experiences to explore the airport and facility issues you need to know about.
August 2021
Virtual
Online
Join airport and aviation executives from Latin America, the Caribbean and the U.S. to discuss important topics affecting international aviation in these regions.
August 16, 17 & 19, 2021
In Person
Virtual
Find innovative techniques for avoiding conflicts with birds at this crucially important conference.
August 18, 19, 23 & 24, 2021
Virtual
Virtual
Learn how to utilize best practices while performing snow and ice control measures on airports during winter operations.
August 25-26, 2021
Virtual
Virtual
It’s never too soon to start preparing for deicing and winter operations! Join your colleagues to discuss the challenges winter brings to airports and take an in-depth look at the issues, regulations and new technologies associated with aviation winter operations.
September 9-10, 2021
Virtual
Virtual
Get answers to your toughest SMS questions at this joint association workshop. Come ready to share questions, information and best practices with your airport industry colleagues!
September 14-15, 2021
Virtual
Times Vary
Airport/airfield operations and maintenance personnel will learn more about Part 139 and other safety responsibilities in this two-day course.
September 14-15, 2021
Virtual
Times Vary
This annual gathering of industry stakeholders focuses on tackling the most challenging issues facing general aviation today and analyzing current trends to help airports better prepare for the road ahead. The interactive format of the sessions will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss and debate a variety of issues vital to general aviation.
September 16-17, 2021
Virtual
Times Vary
This course offers a 14 CFR Part 139 based curriculum that educates and challenges airport operators, military airfield operators, and anyone interested in pursuing a career in Airport Operations. The most recent information available on Part 139 requirements will be addressed, including revised or pending changes for FAA Advisory Circulars impacting airport operations. Apply the new requirements in a practical environment, and test your knowledge of self-inspection techniques and Airport Certification Manual compliance in this virtual format.
September 23-24, 2021
Virtual
Times Vary
All A.A.E. candidates are encouraged to participate in this one-day workshop that provides the knowledge needed to successfully prepare for completing the program and final interview.
September 25-26, 2021
In Person
Savannah, GA
Get a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the business of airport management focusing on managing non-airline related business functions at airports of any size.
September 26-28, 2021
In Person
Savannah, GA
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Upcoming

April 22, 2021
Virtual
12:30 - 4:30 p.m. ET
The CMAC helps separating military personnel and new veterans acclimate from managing military airfields to the dynamic and complex commercial-use airport environment. The course will be held virtually in two parts: the CMAC Professional Workshop and the ACE Airfield Operations Course. Attendees can choose to register for one or both courses.
April 26-29, 2021
Virtual
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET Daily
The Airport Certified Employee (ACE) Operations virtual review course is an extensive review of the study materials designed to educate and challenge airport personnel with airfield operations responsibilities or anyone interested in a related career.
May 3-6, 2021
Virtual
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. ET Daily
This course is designed to provide detailed electrical theory and proven maintenance techniques while educating and challenging airport personnel with airfield lighting maintenance responsibilities. Distinguish yourself within your field by earning this prestigious, unique certification. Receive the best possible education on safety and efficiently operating and maintaining your airfield's lighting systems by becoming an ACE today!
May 25-26, 2021
Virtual
1 - 4 p.m. ET Daily
Airport 101 is tailored to new airport professionals and incoming public officials to enhance the individual’s understanding of the aviation story, industry leaders, airport management issues, current challenges faced by industry leaders and strategies for implementing sensible strategic plans or goals. It is designed to present new airport board members or commissioners, senior and mid-level airport executives, and entry level with a substantive and thoughtful review of the airport industry. This course also gives a capstone summary of the airport management environment from A-Z.
June 7-9, 2021
Virtual
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET Daily
ACE SMS is the most complete industry certification program designed to prepare participants for understanding Safety Management Systems as well as designing, planning, implementing, and maturing safety at an airport. The course material draws on decades of experience implementing SMS in a variety of industries and applies that experience to the unique world of airport operations. The ACE SMS certification is a thorough introduction to safety theory, and learners participate in a variety of hand-on practice to leave the course with an understanding not only of why SMS works, but how to apply that knowledge in a practical way.
June 22, 2021
Virtual
1 - 5 p.m. ET
Human Trafficking for Airport Professionals educates those working in the airport environment on how to identify, respond, and intervene in suspected instances of human trafficking. In this training you will learn how to define human trafficking and how it presents itself domestically in the United States, specifically in an airport environment, identify red flags, manage immediate needs for potential victims, understand what resources are available to you, and most importantly - Understand the importance of reporting and address concerns regarding liability (“what if I am wrong” mentality).
July 26-27, 2021
Virtual
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET Daily
If you oversee the operations of airports and military airfields, then this virtual training is for you! Get a solid overview of 14 CFR Part 139 requirements and better understand the federal guidelines that affect the way your airport complies with regulations. The Basic ASOS Training is designed for individuals who are relatively new to airport operations, or have not attended a Basic ASOS before and are currently working in airport management, planning or operations.
July 28-29, 2021
Virtual
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET Daily
Advanced Schools are tailored for individuals who have either attended an earlier ASOS school, experienced one or more annual FAA Certification Inspections or have at least two years of experience in airport operations. The school has fewer prepared presentations, and more group Part 139 problem-solving exercises so that all attendees can actively participate in the proceedings. Participants are encouraged to discuss best management practices and lessons learned at their airports or from other experiences.
August 2-6, 2021
Virtual
Virtual
Increase your chances of passing the CM exam by up to 40% with this intensive review of the material you need to know, including a multiple-choice exam at the conclusion of the course.
August 2-5, 2021
Virtual
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET Daily
ACE–Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) is distinguished by its focuses on response protocols and real-world applications, and not just regulatory authority. Response is the key driver for the curriculum. ACE LEO provides training in a uniformed and concise manner to law enforcement and security personnel to competently and confidently do their jobs as well as meet the requirements of 49 CFR 1542.217. Distinguish yourself in the airport community and earn the uniquely prestigious ACE–LEO certification today!
August 26, 2021
Virtual
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET
In this short course we will provide participants with hands-on knowledge of how to mitigate the inevitable disruptions, planned and unplanned events can have on your airport operations. We will review past disruptive events and participants will have the opportunity to engage in a tabletop exercise to test their level of understanding and see how other airports work.

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Virtual
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Learn ways in which you can build the mental strength needed to handle psychologically taxing events such as global pandemics like COVID-19, threats, accidents or emergencies that can take place in the airport.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
Get the most critically important updates on the ACE Security body of knowledge during this dynamic virtual training.
On Demand
On Demand
Better understand how airports are financed and how the finance function of the airport performs the services that they provide. We'll cover the sources of revenue, how the budgeting process works and what to you need to know about audits.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
Cover a variety of techniques and recommendations that address the unique operational challenges and responsibilities of the airport communication center dispatcher.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
This two-part series provides an overview of the performance requirements for airport lighting fixtures and the function they perform.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
Been a while since you achieved your ACE Security? Take the ACE-Security refresher course, which concentrates on the critical elements needed to stay an effective airport security professional. The course covers attacks on aviation since 2015, the changes made in credentialing, and the industry’s new approach to public area security.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
This course provides both operations and security personnel the necessary information and perspectives on the basics of securing a public-use airport.
On Demand
Virtual
Online
This course is intended to educate the Airport Equipment Operator, Airport Operations Specialist, and other individuals performing Snow and Ice Control Measures on Airports.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
COVID-19 vaccines have started distribution, and normalcy is on the horizon. With that, however, comes a return to the risks of normal passenger traffic. Be prepared with this 2-day overview of emergency response, disaster preparedness and crisis management.