All posts for the month May, 2011

ACI-NA Supports New Dem Coalition’s Infrastructure Task Force

By Morgan Dye Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) President Greg Principato has written to Congressman Jason Altmire (PA-4th), Rick Larsen (WA-2) and Congresswoman Laura Richardson (CA-37), Co-Chairs of the New Dem Coalition’s Critical Infrastructure and Manufacturing Task Force, expressing support for their agenda to foster economic growth and job creation.  The proposal was released last […]

Meet ACI-NA’s New ‘Green’ Advocate

By Katherine Preston Happy Thursday everyone! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to all of the ACI-NA members, especially those who sit on the Environmental Affairs Committee.   I have returned for my second week on the job as the Director of Environmental Affairs, after (thankfully) having survived the first week!  All […]

No Reason to Oppose Airport Deregulation

By Debby McElroy I was recently interviewed by Mark Koba, Senior Editor at, who was doing a story about airport finances. Mark, being a business reporter who understands the benefits of the free market, was amazed that airports were so limited by government regulations.  He was also intrigued by the concept of airport deregulation […]

The Airport Privatization Pilot Program: What It Is, and What It Isn’t

By AJ Muldoon In 1996 Congress created the Airport Privatization Pilot Program. The program allows up to five airports (with certain restrictions on the various classes of airports) to be granted exemptions from certain federal statutory and regulatory requirements that would otherwise discourage private investment in airports. As it is currently constructed, the pilot program […]

ACI-NA Joins Coalition Opposing 3% Withholding

By Jane Calderwood ACI-NA has joined the Government Withholding Relief Coalition which is seeking the repeal of Section 511 of the Tax Increase Prevention Reconciliation Act of 2005 also referred to as ‘3 percent withholding.’  The provision originally required that beginning Jan. 1,  federal, state and local governments spending more than $100 million per year […]

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