BHM Earns National Award for Airport Training Excellence


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (October 2020) For the eighth year in a row, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport has earned an ANTN Digicast Excellence in Airport Training award.

The award was presented by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) for training completed in calendar year 2019. This honor signifies that the Birmingham Airport Authority’s  Operations department has completed a specified amount of federally mandated, airport-specific training and continuing education using ANTN Digicast’s web-based training system. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is one of only 130 airports nationwide to earn the honor for 2019.

“We are very pleased to receive this award,” said Ronald F. Mathieu, Birmingham Airport Authority President and CEO. “This award is a testimony to our efforts and shows our dedication and commitment to improving airport operations, preparedness and safety at BHM. We always strive for perfection, knowing that while we may never attain it, we will certainly achieve excellence along the way.”

The award levels are based on the total training programs completed and total number of employees trained at each airport. Award levels vary based on the airport’s hub size, and each winning airport is presented with a plaque marking its achievement.

For more than a decade, the Digicast video training system has been providing thousands of airport employees with on-demand video training on every aspect needed to run an airport: operations, maintenance, security, customer service, human resources, and more. For more information on ANTN Digicast, visit

About Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

As Alabama’s largest commercial airport serving nearly 3 million passengers in 2019,  Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport has served as a gateway to the sky for more than 85 years. Governed by the Birmingham Airport Authority, the airport continues to be a catalyst for growth and economic development for the entire region. For more information, visit or follow BHM on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.