Essentials of Airport Business Management Workshop

General Information

October 5-6 | San Antonio, Texas

Join the American Association of Airport Executives and Airport Business Solutions as we provide a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the business of airport management. This interactive workshop will focus on dealing with and managing non-airline related business functions at airports. The Essentials of Airport Business Management Workshop provides attendees with an overview of property and business management issues confronting airports of all sizes and will be held in conjunction with the National Airports Conference (NAC).

Management of any level at small, medium and large hub airports, as well as general aviation airport facilities, will find the workshop valuable. The workshop will help identify processes to make your airport more financially stable. If you work at an airport that has tenants, and/or you want to attract more (or better) tenants, you will definitely benefit from the interactive discussions. The workshop strive to help you become a more effective and creative manager to allow you to maximize the opportunities at your airport.

Everyday issues that airport managers face are covered in this two-day program. Attendees are actively encouraged to participate in order to find solutions to some of the daily challenges that airports face, as well as to understand management principles that will improve operations and prevent some of issues in the future. The interactive nature of the workshop allows attendees to share experiences and solutions to common issues.

Whether you are new to airport management or an industry veteran, this hands-on and interactive workshop gives you the opportunity to explore creative and valuable tools that can be applied in the day-to-day management of your airport.

The issues to be addressed include:

  • Airport business plans
  • Minimum Standards
  • Airport Rules and Regulations
  • Leasing policies
  • Rates and charges policies for non-airline interests
  • Market value and market rent
  • Lease structures, negotiation and alternatives
  • Appraisals and appraisers
  • Comparing airports for benchmarking
  • Reversionary clauses and other lease terms and conditions
  • Lease adjustments
  • Financial self-sustainability
  • Alternative and creative revenue sources
  • Corporate self-fueling
  • FBO business overview
  • FBO competition assessment
  • FBO management alternatives
  • "Through-the-fence" developments
  • Preparing for special events
  • FAA grants
  • FAA Policy on Use of Hangars
  • UAS/Drones

Who Should Attend?

  • Finance and Administration Personnel
  • Operations Personnel
  • Human Resources Personnel
  • General Aviation Airport Management Staff
  • Property Management Professionals
  • Aviation Business Management
  • Management of any level at Small, Medium or Large Hub Airports


Registration will open at least four months prior. Sign up for updates to be notified when registration opens.