This week, ACI-NA’s “Beyond the Runway” coalition took to Capitol Hill for a briefing and reception targeted to a broad cross section of aviation industry stakeholders and hill staffers. Committed and prospective coalition members filled the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee room in Rayburn House Office Building for a brief presentation on the headway we’re making toward modernizing how we finance our nation’s airports and aviation infrastructure.
The briefing, conducted by ACI-NA’s Government Affairs team, was an opportunity for airports to educate coalition members and Hill staffers on what airports are hoping to gain in the 2015 FAA Reauthorization. Immediately following, ACI-NA hosted a networking reception that allowed attendees to discuss what steps to take next in advocating for airports and modernizing how we finance these important capital improvement projects.
When I joined ACI-NA a few months ago, I was immediately propelled into the office’s efforts to assure a successful FAA Reauthorization, and the event brought to light the labor we are putting into the coalition to make sure that airports’ issues are represented.
With just over 200 days until the deadline for the next Reauthorization, the airport industry’s work is far from over. But I can assure you that ACI-NA is taking action on behalf of your airport. As we like to say here in the Washington office, we are maintaining a steady drumbeat in advocating for airport priorities in 2015.
Communications and Marketing Coordinator