Aviation Development Council was established in 1962, to help create an organization that could liaison between the communities surrounding New York & New Jersey's metropolitan airports and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, as well as the major airlines operating in this region.
ADC's first mission was to foster a collaborative dialogue between the Port Authority, the airlines operating in the metropolitan area, and the neighboring communities in order to mitigate the issues related to airport operations (i.e., aircraft over-flight, aircraft noise, traffic congestion, etc.) and the newly introduced use of jet aircraft.
The organization now directs & administers a number of important community-based programs designed to maximize the efficiency of airport operations, minimize the impact of noise and various other operational issues, promote the local purchase of good and services by airport tenants, and to improve the quality of life concerns of the communities surrounding our region's airports.
The offices of Aviation Development Council are located in Whitestone, New York. ADC provides oversight and administration for both the Queens and New Jersey Air Services Development Offices (located at JFK International and Newark Liberty International Airports, respectively). These two offices are responsible for matching local business with aviation buyers at all four of the metropolitan area's Port Authority-managed airports (LaGuardia, Kennedy, Newark Liberty, and Teterboro).
The Aviation Development Council additionally promotes the advancement of aviation through its involvement in various civic, educational, cultural, and industry organizations or programs.
ADC is also proactively involved in community outreach through its 'Airports Do Care Outreach' grant program, where qualified grass-roots, not-for-profit organizations are awarded special grants to foster better understanding between the aviation community and our important airport neighborhoods. These sponsorship awards are targeted to local charitable organizations that focus programs on youth-wellness, youth leadership development, and educational opportunities for young people.