American Association of Airport Executives

The Federal Aviation Administration is pleased to have the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) join us again this year as a co-sponsor of the 6th Annual FAA International Aviation Safety Forum.

Founded in 1928, and headquartered in Alexandria, VA., AAAE (www.aaae.org) is the world's largest professional organization representing the men and women who work at public-use commercial and general aviation airports. AAAE's 5,000-plus members represent some 850 airports and hundreds of companies and organizations that support the airport industry.

AAAE serves its membership through results-oriented representation in Washington, D.C. and offers a wide range of industry services and professional development opportunities including training, conferences, and a highly respected accreditation program.

Air Transport Association

The Federal Aviation Administration is pleased to have the Air Transport Association (ATA) join us again this year as a co-sponsor of the 6th Annual FAA International Aviation Safety Forum.

ATA was the first — and remains the only — trade organization of the principal airlines in the United States. It has played a major role in all the major government decisions regarding aviation since its founding in 1936.

ATA assists the airline industry in:

  • Providing the world's safest system of transportation;
  • Transmitting technical expertise and operational knowledge among member airlines to improve safety, service, and efficiency;
  • Advocating fair airline taxation and regulation worldwide to foster an economically healthy and competitive industry; and
  • Developing and coordinating industry actions that are environmentally beneficial, economically reasonable, and technologically feasible

ATA continues to promote safety by coordinating industry and government safety programs and serves as a focal point for industry efforts to standardize practices and enhance the efficiency of the air transport system.