Wednesday, July 30, 2008

AAAE Delivers Training To Asia-Pacific Region Through Agreement With The Guam International Airport Authority

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jul 28, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and the Guam International Airport Authority (GIAA) have successfully completed the first of three training courses planned for 2008 at the Guam International Airport.

The Basic Airport Safety and Operations Specialist School was held July 14-16, 2008 at the training facility provided by the Guam International Airport in Tamuning, Guam. The course was taught by Jeff Price and had a total of 33 attendees from throughout the Pacific Asia region. The course covered subjects such as an overview of 14 CFR Part 139 and the Airport Certification Manual (ACM); Personnel training and recordkeeping requirements; Self-Inspection Program; Pavement ratings; Markings, Signs and Lighting; Obstructions-Navaids; Hazmat; Public Protection; Construction on Airports; Wildlife Management; ARFF and the AEP and Emergency Management and Incident Command.

AAAE's instructors are drawn from a pool of experts from around North America and have diverse backgrounds and experience. AAAE's instructors include college and university professors, active airport management personnel and aviation consultants. The instructors AAAE employs are dynamic and interactive. AAAE's Training Department staff members also maintain a working knowledge of key course subjects, including aviation security and airfield operations, to help maintain the quality of its course offerings.

Providing quality aviation training to the Asia/Pacific region is one of the many initiatives included in an agreement struck earlier this year between both organizations. The deal also includes the creation of the International Association of Airport Executives-Pacific (IAAE-Pacific) affiliate.

The other initiatives set forth by the organizations is to work to create a IAAE - Pacific member base in region, to establish an accreditation program and regional training academy in the region and to help IAAE/AAAE and the GIAA become recognize as a leader in airport training in the Pacific region.

Future training courses and international conferences in Guam include the Advanced Airport Safety & Operations Specialists training course, which is scheduled for October 2-4, 2008 and will be followed by AAAE's Third Asia Aviation Issues Conference scheduled for October 5-7, 2008. The final training scheduled for 2008 is the Aviation Security for Law Enforcement Officers Training and Airport Security Coordinator course that is scheduled for early December.

For more information about the upcoming training, IAAE-Pacific membership or program information please contact AAAE's Will James at or 703-824-0504, or GIAA's Rolenda Faasuamalie at or 671-646-0300.

ABOUT AAAE: Founded in 1928, AAAE 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. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., 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.


Sean Broderick, 703-824-0500, Ext. 126

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