About Us

The JFK Air Cargo Association

The JFK Air Cargo Association, Inc., was founded in 1958 and our stated goal is to educate and serve various air cargo industry components. Throughout the year we have luncheon meetings and events that educate our members, give them an opportunity to network and support philanthropic endeavors.

We also provide representation and support for our members before the federal, state and local government authorities with whom we do business.


Our membership, Officers and Board of Directors are drawn from both the public and private sector ranks. We count as members airlines, forwarders, sales consultants, ground handlers, truckers, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and the Queens ASDO. The members of the JFK Air Cargo Association are given the chance to expand their trade and technical knowledge in the movement of air cargo. We deliver education and training on sales techniques, regulatory issues and equipment innovations that impact our members. We also lend our voice and opinion on infrastructure and planning issues that can impact the air cargo community.

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As a non-profit, volunteer organization, the members of the JFK Air Cargo Association are focused on giving back to the community where possible. Through the years we have primarily supported three organizations, Island Harvest, Toys 4 Tots, and Lustgarten Foundation.

Lustgarten Foundation LogoIsland Harvest LogoLustgarten Foundation Logo

Click the logos to view recent Thank You letters from our charities this year!


2020 JFK Air Cargo Board members: Quick Caller Ed Strauhs, Retired Jim Burnett, Lufthansa Jillian Daza, WFS Phil Jensen, Crane Joe Cipolla, Delta Laura Cascino, Hermes Richard Hernandez, JFK Air Cargo Assn. President Dayne Harap, Mobile Air Transport Pete Debenigno, Hawaiian Air John Ryan.

Officers and Directors (click on name to view bio)

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