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.

SWAAAE Coffee Break

Monday, November 9, 2:00 - 2:30 pm (PDT) 
We Want to Hear From You!

SWAAAE will hold a Coffee Break on November 9, 2:00 - 2:30pm (PDT)/3:00 - 3:30pm Arizona time. You don’t necessarily need to drink “coffee”; just plan to join us for an engaging conversation with your fellow SWAAAE members.

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The Coffee Break will be a 30-minute Zoom meeting/conversation. Upon registering, you will receive the link to join the Coffee Break.

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Featured Member

Rosemary Barnes, A.A.E.



Director of Public Relations
Aviatrix Communications

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

I joined SWAAAE in 2015, coinciding with (finally!) completing my accreditation. I appreciated the support and acceptance of those I met while studying for the panel interview. I wanted to pay it forward to others who enjoy aviation as much as I do.

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Featured Airport

SBD International Airport
San Bernardino, CA

SBD International Airport (SBD) has come a long way since its early days as the former Norton Air Force Base. SBD is now thriving because local, regional, and global businesses are recognizing the value of the airport’s central location in Southern California—located 60 miles east of Los Angeles—and the easy access it offers to a service area of two million people located in the San Bernardino region.

Click here to read more about SBD International Airport.

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