AAAE’s Push for Airport Innovation

Chris Groh
Chris Runde is the Director of the AAAE Airport Innovation Accelerator

Chris Runde is the Director of the AAAE Airport Innovation Accelerator, an accelerator program designed to connect aviation related startup companies with airports and other industry organizations.

In this episode, we talk with Chris about how airports are adapting to the evolving industry and more connected passengers. We also talk why airports are historically slow to adapt and what holds them back. He goes into detail about the qualities certain airports have that make them more prepare for change then others.

Finally, Chris talks about the Airport Innovation Forum AAAE is hosting on Oct. 11 in San Jose.

For more information about AAAE's Airport Innovation Accelerator and the Airport Innovation Forum, check out the links below:

Airport Innovation Accelerator:

Airport Innovation Forum:…-8629-938436b29db6

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Date recorded: 
Monday, October 3, 2016

ACC: Rethinking Airport Resiliency in the Aftermath of COVID-19

Rethinking Airport Resiliency in the Aftermath of COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, airports and their stakeholders are managing disruption unlike any previously experienced in the modern world. With an unprecedented decrease in aircraft and passenger traffic, growing economic stress, and further uncertainty ahead, airports require resilient financial and operational planning to ride out COVID-19 and to plan for the post-pandemic future.

Survival for airports requires re-prioritizing previously identified plans, exploring new ways to operate and fund airport operations, and learning from past experiences to improve an airport’s ability to succeed in the future. This guidance provides direction for airport operators and consultants, including planners and emergency management staff, on how airports can enhance resilience to weather the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for future disruptions ahead.


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