General Information

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), in partnership with Jacobs, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell, and RS&H, is pleased to present the AAAE PFAS Workshop, which will be held virtually on April 7-8, 2021. The workshop will be a virtual gathering of airport and industry professionals to discuss the issues and challenges in addressing concerns over per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

For decades FAA has required commercial service airports to maintain certain aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles and fire suppression operating systems that use PFAS compounds in aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) extinguishing agents. Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with many state and local governments, have either approved or are considering new prohibitions and restrictions regarding the use of PFAS compounds, notwithstanding the FAA’s mandate for airports to use the substance in firefighting foam. As airports wait for the authority to use fluorine-free foams, airports are confronting a number of challenges to addressing PFAS-related concerns from their local communities.

The program will cover a wide range of key topics, including the existing policy landscape, impacts of PFAS on capital improvement projects, environmental mitigation and containment measures, funding options and cost management, among others. Subject matter experts from around the airport industry, government officials, and environmental consultants will share case studies, lessons learned, and trends to help your airport navigate this uncertain environment. You will also have an opportunity to virtually network with attendees!

All sessions will be held virtually and registered participants will receive login instructions one business day prior to the event. Please visit the agenda page for a more detailed schedule which will be updated soon.

Who Should Attend?

The following groups will benefit from attending:

  • Airport executives
  • Airport environmental experts
  • Airport legal counsel
This workshop is open to airports and invited guests ONLY. If you are not an airport and you are interested in attending, please request an invitation to attend. If your request has been approved, you will receive an email indicating that you may register. Please reach out to Justin Barkowski if you have any questions.

Become a Sponsor

Check out the virtual sponsorship opportunity we have available and take advantage of the chance to play a commercial video during the program.

Visit the Sponsor Directory

Check out the list of sponsors supporting this one-of-a-kind event and learn more about the innovative things they're doing throughout the workshop.