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TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 18: Aviation Workforce Development Practices explores airport operating entity jobs and related skill sets needed to perform those jobs. The report also identifies potential ways to gain training on the skill sets needed to fulfill airport-related jobs and notes gaps where skill sets, and educational and advancement opportunities, may exist.


On page 13 of ACRP Synthesis 18, the first paragraph under the heading Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) and Certified Member (CM) Programs was incomplete. The paragraph should read:

"The AAAE’s accredited airport executive program is widely accepted in the industry as one of the standard programs for developing executive-level airport professionals. To satisfy the written requirement, a candidate may choose to write a research paper on an approved topic, take and pass a proctored essay examination, write a case study on an approved topic, or submit documentation of a completed master’s degree. Candidates do have access to an AAAE staff member for support while completing the written requirement; however, staff does not help candidates develop research for their written report. The Academic Relations Committee sponsors a mentor program pairing already accredited professionals with student members of the association. The South Central Chapter sponsors a week-long Academy to help prepare candidates for the multiple choice exam. There are three academies each year. Members of the AAAE Academic Relations Committee include AAAE members."

TRB publication errata information is available online.

Suggested Citation

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2010. Aviation Workforce Development Practices. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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Publication Info

36 pages |  8.5 x 11 |  Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-14306-6

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