Who We Are

AAAE stands for the American Association of Airport Executives. AAAE is the largest professional organization for airport executives in the world, representing thousands of airport management personnel at public use airports nationwide.

The American Association of Airport Executives' primary goal is to assist airport executives in fulfilling their responsibilities to the airports and communities they serve.

Mission of the York College AAAE Student Chapter

The American Association of Airport Executives York College/CUNY Chapter is aimed at promoting professional attitudes in students engaged in the study of Aviation Management at York College, City University of New York (CUNY). The Chapter seeks to develop an understanding among the York community that professional airport management embodies technical ability, integrity, responsibility, purpose and a desire to contribute o the strengthening of the profession. The Chapter is committed to providing workshops and field experiences, with opportunities for students to gain valuable exposure to the airport industry through hands-on extra-curricular aviation experiences. 

The objectives of the student chapter program are:

  1. To promote professional development and instill professional attitudes in students engaged in the study of airport development, administration, management and operation or in related fields of aviation.
  2.  To develop understanding on the part of the student that professional airport management embodies technical ability, integrity, responsibility, purpose and a desire to contribute to the strengthening of the profession.
  3. To further the purposes and programs of the AAAE as expressed in the Constitution and Bylaws of the American Association of the Airport Executives.

"The airport runway is the most important Main Street in any town." - Norm Crabtree