General Information

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is pleased to present the General Aviation (GA) Conference being held virtually on September 14-15, 2021.  

This annual gathering of industry stakeholders focuses on tackling the most challenging issues facing general aviation today and analyzing current trends to help airports better prepare for the road ahead. The interactive format of the sessions will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss and debate a variety of issues vital to general aviation.

Attendees should expect a robust agenda of informative sessions, with highly respected speakers from throughout the general aviation community. Topics to be discussed during the conference program include: the state of the general aviation industry; the latest on key regulatory issues affecting the industry; how COVID-19 has impacted general aviation airports for the foreseeable future; potential business opportunities with emerging technologies such as electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft; noise management and environmental priorities for general aviation; and much more. Multiple sessions will cover how to manage your airport like a business with a focus on increasing revenue and effectively managing relationships with your partners and tenants. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn from other airports and experts in areas such as non-aeronautical revenue development, business efficiency, and marketing strategies.

Who Should Attend?

  • Airport directors
  • GA airport employees
  • FBO owners and managers
  • Corporate and business operators
  • Aircraft manufacturers
  • Pilots
  • Students
  • Other members of the GA industry