ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Api Appulingam, P.E., A.A.E., Deputy Director of Aviation- Capital Development, Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA, has been awarded
the distinction of Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).
To qualify for this distinction, Api had to successfully complete three phases of the accreditation process: (1) pass a 180-item multiple-choice examination, (2) fulfill a
writing requirement, and (3) demonstrate, in the final interview by a panel of A.A.E.s, her knowledge of airport management, business administration, and general
transportation economics. Api’s achievement attests to her ability to meet these stringent requirements and her experience in managing a public airport.
By fulfilling all the requirements leading to the title of Accredited Airport Executive, Api joins a select group of individuals who have earned the designation in
the nea#rly six decades of the accreditation program’s existence. At present, just under eight percent of AAAE’s eligible members throughout the country hold the distinction.
ABOUT AAAE: Founded in 1928, AAAE is the world's largest professional organization representing the individuals who work at public-use commercial and general aviation
airports. AAAE's 9,000 members represent some 875 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 delivers a wide range of industry services and professional
development opportunities, including training, conferences, and a highly respected accreditation program.