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, Hawaii 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.


76th Annual Summer 2022 Hybrid Conference

July 10-13 | Sonoma County, CA and Online

Registration Now Open

Thank You to our Summer 2022 Hybrid Conference Sponsors

PLATINUM













GOLD









COPPER




Thank You to our Summer 2022 Hybrid Conference Exhibitors













SWAAAE Coffee Breaks

Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. PT

Join us for monthly networking coffee breaks to learn more about what is happening in SWAAAE, our members and their work, and most importantly, interact with SWAAAE leadership. 

You don't necessarily need to drink "coffee"; just plan to have an engaging conversation with your fellow SWAAAE members.

RSVP Today!

Upcoming events



Featured Member

Cole Hartfiel, C.M.
 








Airport Planner,
Sacramento County Department of Airports

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

Officially, my name was on the SWAAAE roster in 2020, but I have been involved with SWAAAE since 2018 at the summer conference in Sacramento.

Click here to read more about Cole!

Please click here to find out how you can be featured.

Featured Airport

Sacramento International Airport 

Sacramento, CA



Sacramento International Airport (SMF) opened October 21, 1967 as Sacramento Metropolitan Airport and was the first public use airport west of the Mississippi that had been built completely from the ground up. The first airlines to serve the airport were Pacific, PSA, United, Western and West Coast. At the time of construction, the plans for the airport were considered extravagant but the skeptics were proven wrong.

Click here to read more about Sacramento International Airport.

Please click here to find out how your airport can be featured.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software