All posts for the month November, 2009

International Aviation Issues Seminar this Week

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently released a report that showed international visitation and international visitor spending was down significantly in August 2009 compared with the same period a year ago. According to the DOC, 5.4 million international visitors traveled to the United States in August 2009, a decrease of four percent compared to August [...]

ACI-NA: Funding for Airport Infrastructure Projects Promotes Economic Growth

Airports Council International-North America President Greg Principato sent a letter to the newly formed bipartisan Congressional Jobs Now! Caucus urging lawmakers to include funding for airport infrastructure projects in the Caucus’s upcoming discussions. Principato said that the improvement of airport infrastructure not only helps increase safety for the traveling public, but it also is an [...]

The Goal for Airlines is Stability

Larry Kellner, Chairman and CEO of Continental Airlines, spoke at the Aero Club in Washington, D.C. today, and offered his thoughts on the industry and how it can become more stable. ACI-NA was seated front and center at the Aero Club, as Kellner listed three pieces of advice for airlines, airline partners and government regulators. [...]

FAA’s Aging Technology: Time to Pass FAA Reauthorization

By Jane Calderwood This week the traveling public faced another problem brought about by aging technology: the outage of flight planning computers in Salt Lake City which left planes grounded and travelers stuck. This is the same computer system that wrecked havoc in the summer of 2008 when it went down for an entire afternoon. [...]

Airport Infrastructure Projects Have a Place at White House Forum

As the White House prepares for its Dec. 3 Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth, ACI-NA President Greg Principato is urging the Department of Transportation to keep airport infrastructure projects top of mind. In a letter to DOT Secretary Ray LaHood, Principato said that local communities have realized the benefits of the $1.1. billion in [...]

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