Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives

The Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives was originally formed in 1947 as the California Association of Airport Executives (CAAE), the organization has expanded over the years and in 1979 became the Southwest Chapter of the nationwide American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). The Chapter's membership includes airport representatives primarily from the states of California, Arizona and Nevada. Since its founding, the purpose of the organization has been to bring together all persons representing public use airports as well as persons interested in and working for the benefit of aviation.

60th Annual airport management short course

January 26-29, 2020 | Monterey, CA
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Featured Member

Jennifer Maples, A.A.E., C.A.E., A.C.E.
Aviation Superintendent
City of Phoenix Aviation                                        Department

When did you join SWAAAE and what motivated you to do so?

I joined SWAAAE in 1997 when PHX was hosting the Summer Conference, and my boss, Debbie Klein, was the conference chair… and I’ve been grateful for it ever since!

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Featured Airport

Sky Harbor International Airport | Phoenix, AZ

On July 16, 1935, the City of Phoenix became the owner of Sky Harbor Airport, nicknamed “The Farm” because of its isolated, rural location.

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