Airport Innovation Index

Every project here is a success story come to life.

The Airport Innovation Index is a central list of creative airport efforts across the community. At the direction of the Aviation Innovation Steering Group, the AAAE Airport Innovation Accelerator created the Airport Innovation Index to increase awareness, collaboration, and innovation across airports. 

About the Airport Innovation Index

Information sharing between airports is essential for the aviation community to thrive. We must share lessons learned and insights on the creative initiatives that work. The Airport Innovation Index allows airports to quickly and easily find innovation projects at other airports. Users can search by topics or browse the Index for ideas and reach out to their peers to get advice on an upcoming project of their own.

Only airports can enter projects into the Index. Creative companies that have deployed innovations should encourage their airport partners to submit the project on their behalf.

Submitting a project to the Innovation Index also enters your airport into the annual Airport Innovation Awards, presented at the Annual Airport Innovation Forum. The deadline for the 2019 awards is May 3, 2019, and the awards will be presented at the 5th Annual Airport Innovation Forum, July 10-12, 2019 in Chicago.

If you have any questions about the index, please contact Jared Pierce, Director, AAAE Services, at or 703.797.2559. 

View the full list below, use the search to look for specific cases, or visit the full Index Search page for expanded search options.
Airport NameProject Name
Greater Rochester International AirportROC Airport Innovation Project
Greater Rochester International AirportROC Assistive Technology for Enhanced Airport Communications
Greater Rochester International AirportROC Facial Recognition & Object Left Behind Technology
Seattle-Tacoma International AirportSEA - Aira - Artificial Intelligence Remote Access