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.


SWAAAE Winter 2022 Hybrid Conference
62nd Annual Airport Management Short Course

Monterey, CA | January 23-26, 2022

The Transformative Power of Aviation

Thank You to Our Winter 2022 Sponsors

PLATINUM



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Thank You to Our Winter 2022 Exhibitors


SWAAAE Coffee Breaks

Thursday, November 4 |  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.

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Upcoming events



Featured Member

Harry Barrett Jr.
 




Assistant Executive Airport Director,
Palm Springs International Airport

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

I joined SWAAAE as soon as I moved to California in 2020 so I don't have a particularly long history YET. Joining SWAAAE was a way for me to get involved with something bigger - to learn from others in this region - because that will ultimately make me a better airport professional.

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Featured Airport

Palm Springs International Airport
Palm Springs, CA

Built in 1939 by the Army Air Corps, the land Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) occupies was purchased by the City of Palm Springs in 1961 with commercial flights starting in 1964 when Bonanza Airlines began serving the area.

Click here to read more about Palm Springs International Airport.

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