About The AAAE
It’s hard to imagine that an organization born in the early days of aviation in 1928 with a gathering of 10 airport directors would eventually grow to become one of the largest and most influential associations in Washington, but that’s precisely the history of the American Association of Airport Executives. AAAE ranks in the top 1 percent of professional trade associations in terms of budget and staff size and has an equally impressive reputation in Washington for providing outstanding representation on behalf of airport executives.
While the growth of AAAE over the last eight-plus decades is notable, the goal of the organization has never been to get bigger simply for the sake of doing so. Rather, the goal established by generations of exceptional airport leaders has been to grow AAAE in order to better serve airport executives by providing ever improving products, services, and Washington representation.