TRB Webinar: Strings Attached—Permissible Uses of Airport Property and Revenue

July 26, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
0.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 1.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 1.25 hour(s)

Understanding the permissible use of airport revenue is one of the most common legal issues faced by airport management. This is especially true for use of revenue related to real estate development of airport property. TRB hosted a webinar on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 that explored the legal principles governing the generation and use of revenue from real estate development on the airport, and the approvals required for such development. Presenters also examined the nexus between property use and regulations. Presenters provided a map for airport management to aid in decision-making when considering the use of airport property for non-aeronautical and revenue generation purposes.

This webinar is based on ACRP Legal Research Digest 40: Permissible Uses of Airport Property and Revenue.

The slides are available here. The recording is available here.


Webinar agenda and presenters

  • Revisions in Federal Aviation Administration-regulations for airport land use and their impacts on control of commercial, non-aeronautical development - Peter Kirsch, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell
  • New opportunities, protections, and burdens for airport sponsors to develop airport property - Christian Alexander, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell
  • Question and answer session moderated by Elizabeth Smithers, Charlotte Douglas International Airport

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.


Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the relationship between use of airport property and use of airport revenue
  • Navigate current regulatory requirements for non-aeronautical development on airports
  • Obtain approvals for real estate development on airports


Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) provided 1 Continuing Education Units (CEU) to accredited airport executives who attended this webinar. Claim CEUs by visiting For questions about AAAE continuing education units, please contact


Continuing Legal Education Credits

TRB offered 1.25 CLE credits for this webinar. TRB did not seek approval for this workshop from the state board. Registered webinar attendees who signed in and viewed the entire webinar received a link to a certificate that they can fill out and provide to the appropriate MCLE Board(s) or Commission(s) within 30 days of activity.