All posts for the month January, 2010

Teamsters to the Senate: Pass FAA Reauthorization Now

By Jane Calderwood James P. Hoffa, General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, called on the US Senate to pass the FAA Reauthorization bill today.  He stated that “one of the things the FAA bill does is help pay for airport construction” and airport construction, as we all know, equals jobs.  Hoffa estimates the [...]

ACI-NA Chairman Pushes Senators on FAA, PFC and AMT

By Jane Calderwood ACI-NA Chairman Hardy Acree participated in the Senate Democratic Steering Committee’s discussion on rebuilding America’s infrastructure Wednesday.  He joined 16 other participants ranging from trade unions to the U.S. Council of Mayors in a vigorous discussion of ways to invest in roads, airports, railways and building construction in an effort to create [...]

Updates from the ACI-NA Air Service and Data Planning Seminar

A Welcome from Randall Walker, McCarran Airport While the current economic climate is “undoubtedly the most difficult economic environment I’ve encountered in nearly two decades,” the director of Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport encouraged attendees of ACI-NA’s air service and data planning seminar to continue the hard work and make the “intelligent decisions necessary to [...]

Focus of Climate Change Debate Shifting on the Hill

By Annie Russo As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) begins implementing its rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions, the United States Senate is taking notice.  Last year, the EPA deemed global warming as a risk to public health and welfare and used it to justify regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.  It has been [...]

Two Sisters, 54 Haitian Orphans and PIT

By Jeff Martinelli Public Affairs Manager Pittsburgh International Airport Allegheny County Airport Authority On Thursday, Jan., 14, less than 48 hours after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, news hit in Pittsburgh that two sisters, Ali McMutrie and Jamie McMutrie Heckman, were desperately seeking help for the children they were taking care of from the BRESMA [...]

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