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History Book - History of a World-Class Airport


The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority has published a soft-bound, 108-page, 12” x 10” book detailing the early history, modern amenities and future planning of the award-winning Orlando International Airport.

“Enhanced infrastructure and new technology will play key roles in the future development of Orlando International Airport. We intend to provide an economic development stimulus for the region and the State of Florida, helping to create high-wage, high-value additional employment and investments, across a broad spectrum, in aviation and related industries.

Perhaps one day we will provide a gateway for space travel, sub-orbital or otherwise.”

Jeffry B. Fuqua, Ph.D.
Aviation Authority Chairman
1988 - 1994 & 2000 - present

Purchasing the Book

The book is available for review and purchase at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority offices from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding major holidays.

Purchase price is $20.00 and includes Orange County tax. At this time, only personal checks or U.S. Money Orders (payable to the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority) are acceptable forms of payment. No cash, credit cards or debit cards can be accepted.

The Aviation Authority offices are located on the third level of Terminal A. Look for the security checkpoint entrance for gates 70-129 on the “A” side and a Starbucks coffee shop. Both are located at the entrance to the hallway which leads to the Authority offices. Inform the receptionists that you would like to purchase a history book and someone with the Public Affairs Department will be called.

For questions or additional information, please contact Larry Ell, Office of Public Affairs, at 407-825-2053 or by

The book is also available at the Orange County History Center Gift Shop during regular operating hours.  The Center is at 65 East Central Boulevard, Orlando, Florida  32801.  Call (800) 965-2030 or (407) 836-8500 for more information.


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