Who We Are

The Association of Airport Internal Auditors, Inc. (AAIA) was created in the Spring of 1989 to specifically address the unique needs of airport auditors around the world. We all face auditing the same common airport operations: parking systems, airlines, rental cars, and other concessions. What we have done is pool our resources and experiences to make us all more effective and efficient.

In over 30 years, our membership has grown to represent more than 60 airport members from across the globe, including places such as Kenya, Hong Kong, Canada, and the United States. With over 250 registrants, the AAIA has more than 100 Certified Public Accountants and 80 Certified Internal Auditors.

We have also hosted 30 consecutive conferences, where our members network with other airport internal auditors, learn from industry experts, and earn valuable NASBA approved CPE credits at a low cost.

Due to COVID-19, the 31st AAIA Annual Conference was rescheduled from June 2020 to September 2021. It was the first Hybrid Conference - offering both in-person and virtual learning platforms - to accommodate our members' needs. The 32nd AAIA Annual Conference was held in Orlando, Florida, and the 33rd AAIA Annual Conference was held in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The 34th AAIA Annual Conference will be hosted by the San Antonio International Airport in San Antonio, Texas.  It will be held from June 9-12, 2024.  The conference hotel is the Hilton Palacio Del Rio.  It is on an all in-person conference.

In addition to the annual conference, the AAIA is the conduit to the Forum - an online message board, where members-only can ask questions of other airport auditors, respond to surveys, and exchange posts. In addition, there is an AAIA Virtual Forum call where members are sent an invitation to join the conversation and earn free NASBA approved CPE credits.  Members can ask questions, share reports, and provide advice in a lively discussion format.

Free members-only webinars are also provided, with NASBA approved CPE credits. See topics from previous webinars under the Conferences and Events drop down menu or with this link: Conferences and Events.

The AAIA is a non-profit organization that is led by the President and three other elected officers: Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. In addition, there is a Conference Chair, CPE Coordinator, and IT Coordinator. The Board of Directors includes the officers, coordinators, conference chair, immediate past president, and six additional directors. Positions are for 2 year terms.

What We Do

  • Establish and develop an interchange of information and experience in auditing airport operations.
  • Foster, promote, and assist the growth of professional skills among the association members.
  • Promote airport operational efficiency by encouraging airport management to develop and apply modern techniques to airport management.
  • Cooperate with other groups working for the benefit of aviation.

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Have your questions answered and share new industry developments and best practices with the largest group of airport internal auditors.

Membership Benefits

AAIA's private membership directory for networking, reduced conference fees, Virtual Forum calls, and the Forum message board to access advice, best practices and other industry information from fellow airport internal auditors.  Free webinars and Virtual Forum calls provide NASBA approved CPE credits.