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2023 Conference News

NCAA 2023 Conference
The 2023 President’s Award is presented to Dr. Daniel Findley. From left are, NCAA President, John Ferguson, AAE, Airport Manager, Statesville Regional Airport, Dr. Findley, and NCAA Vice President & Conference Chair, Edwin (Eddie) H. Madden, Jr., Columbus County Manager.

‘Airports Leading the Way,’ NCAA Annual Conference Held in Pinehurst

By Scotty Malta
   The beautiful Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, NC was the venue of the 2023 annual North Carolina Airports Association (NCAA) Conference.
   The sold-out event with 473 delegates, 41 exhibitors, and 56 sponsors was themed “Airports – Leading the Way in Economic Development”. The conference committee, led by Conference Chair Edwin (Eddie) H. Madden, Jr., Columbus County Manager and NCAA Vice President, did an excellent job of providing a variety of interesting, appropriate, and timely topics and speakers to fill two informative and interactive days.
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The North Carolina Airports Association holds a conference each year, hosted by cities throughout the state. The conference includes a lively Golf Tournament, the ever-popular Opening Reception and two full days of informative sessions, discussion groups and professional exhibitors. The conference is attended by airport commissioners, executives and staff, as well as professionals serving the industry through engineering, consulting, products and more. Each year’s conference is supported by sponsors, exhibitors and advertisers and each of these contributors have an opportunity to present themselves to the Association through various events and exhibits. Make plans now to join us for the next conference!

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The 2024 NCAA Annual Conference will be held
in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina at the Omni Grove Park Inn and Spa on April 3rd-5th, 2024. Golf will be on Wednesday with the opening reception Wednesday evening! Mark your calendars now and plan to attend!

Registration Now Open!  Register to Attend – TO SPONSOR – TO EXHIBIT – TO ADVERSTISE!


Attendee Registration is now FULL.


Exhibits are SOLD OUT for 2023. Please contact Lisa Edwards for more information. There are still opportunities for sponsorship and advertising at the conference. Click here for details.

Sponsors & Advertisers

Click here for sponsorship & advertising opportunities.

2024 Conference Hotel Options

Omni Grove Park Inn – Asheville, NC

  • Conference attendees can access room reservations via online booking using the following weblink:
  • Reservations are also available by telephone through the Central Reservations Office at 800-438-5800.
  • The Grove Park Inn’s cancellation policy is 7 days prior to the arrival date. The deposit will be forfeited if reservations are canceled less than 7 days prior to arrival.
  • The NCAA Reservation Cutoff Date is Friday, March 1, 2024.  Reservations received after this date or after the block is filled are subject to prevailing rates and availability.
  • Accessible and Pet rooms have limited availability; please submit these requests as early as possible. There is an additional charge of $250 for reserving a pet friendly room.
  • There is a One Night Room & Tax Early Departure Fee for rooms checking out prior to the departure date.
  • The daily resort charge is $35.00 per night.
  • Current overnight parking charges for in-house guests are as follows (subject to change): $25.00 per day for outside self-parking or garage parking, and $35.00 per day for valet parking. Separate parking charges will apply for day guests.

Embassy Suites by Hilton – Asheville Downtown
192 Haywood Street Asheville, NC 28801

Book online with this weblink:,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Numerous sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available for this year’s show. Visit the Sponsors & Advertisers Page for details…

Presidential Diamond Sponsor

Talbert & Bright, Inc.

Presidential Plus Sponsor


Presidential Sponsor

Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Platinum Sponsors

EXP US Services

Para-Port Doors LLC

WK Dickson & Co., Inc.

Gold Sponsors


JBT AeroTech Corporation

Parrish & Partners


Titan Aviation Fuels

Silver Sponsors

Balfour Beatty US

Bolton & Menk, Inc.

Campbell Oil Company

Delta Airport Consultants, Inc.


Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority

Gresham Smith

Hensel Phelps


Holder – Edison Foard – Leeper, a Joint Venture

JSM and Associates, LLC

LAZ Parking

Lindsey Architecture

McFarland-Johnson, Inc.

Messer Construction

Michael Baker International

Newton & Associates

Pace Pavement Technologies, Inc.

Paradies Lagardere

Passero Associates

RDU Airport Authority



Statesville Regional Airport

SSP America- The Food Travel Experts

SP Plus


The Wilson Group Architects



Bronze Sponsors

Bobbitt Construction, Inc

C Design Inc.

Carolina Time and Parking Group

CHA Consulting, Inc.

ECS Southeast, LLC

Hanson Professional Services Inc.

Mead & Hunt, Inc.

Ricondo & Associates, Inc.

Tailwind Hospitality

TKH Security

Angel Plus Sponsor

Holt Consulting Company, LLC

Wilmington International Airport

Angel Sponsor

Aulick Engineering

Infrastructure, Consulting and Engineering, PLLC


Exhibiting at the NCAA Annual Conference offers a unique opportunity to meet and engage with the decision makers for aviation. Visit the Exhibitors Page for details…

2024 Exhibitors

ADB SAFEGATE DBT Transportation ServicesHascoRC Mowers
Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)Hi-Lite Airfield Services, LLCRDM International, Inc.
Airport Lighting Company / AGM Airfield Guidancesign ManufacturersHughey and PhillipsRemac, Inc.
Airport Monitoring SystemsJBT AeroTech CorporationRinker Materials
Ameriseal of Ohio Inc./GRIP-FLEX Micro-SurfaceKCI Associates of NCRunway Safe
Arkion Life SciencesKen Weeden & Associates, Inc.Samet
Associated AsphaltKirk Airport Solutions, Inc.Southeast Cement Promotion Association
AVCON, INC.Kwest GroupSoutheast Powerlift Hydraulic Doors, Inc
Bolton & Menk, Inc.McFarland-Johnson, Inc.Sparrowhawk Mobile Detailing Of North Carolina
Campbell Oil CompanyMusco LightingSurveying And Mapping, LLC
D.S. Brown CompanyNorth Carolina Department of Transportation, Division of AviationTELICS
EBCO Aviation Insurance, LLCNV5 GeospatialTitan Aviation Fuels
Ennis-Flint/PPGOpterra SolutionsTranSystems
EPIC FuelsPara-Port Doors LLCValtir
FortbrandParrish & PartnersWalker Consultants
Wallace Perimeter Security

The annual conference provides an excellent forum for aviation professionals to gather and discuss the issues and challenges facing our industry in North Carolina. We also have a wide variety of exhibitors and sponsors available to discuss their services and products. If you have any questions about the NC Airports Association or the Annual Conference, please contact:

NC Airports Association
592 Isle of Pines Road
Mooresville, NC 28117
Phone: (828) 808-5502