Infrastructure: A Foundation for the Rest

By Jane Calderwood Infrastructure is defined as “the most basic level of organizational structure in a complex body or system the serves as a foundation for the rest.”  So there is a connection between the lack of infrastructure investment for roads, rails, bridges, seaports and airports and a lackluster economy given that infrastructure provides “a foundation [...]

Report from the PS & S Conference – Everyone Loves Known Traveler!

By Debby McElroy It’s no surprise that the ACI-NA Public Safety and Security Conference in Washington had record attendance, both for the number of attendees as well as the number of airport representatives.  It’s also no surprise that the first session of the meeting covered THE hot topic in aviation security – risk-based security.  What’s [...]

Prevent Further Delays to NEXTGEN with Long-Term FAA Authorization

By U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo(NJ-02) For two weeks this summer, Congress engaged in some of the most inexcusable and indefensible grand-standing that I’ve ever witnessed. Due to partisan bickering over unrelated issues, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was caught in the crossfire. It is incomprehensible as to why Congress has been unable to agree [...]

Impact of FAA Shutdown: Oakland International Airport

By Deborah Ale Flint Director of Aviation, Port of Oakland Exactly one month has passed since certainty in our national aviation system was placed into question.  Aviation is a source of pride for our country; especially at OAK where history was made with legendary flights across the Pacific.  In this global economy, the U.S. must [...]

ACI-NA Urges Secretary LaHood To Fully Fund AIP in FY 2013 Budget

By Debby McElroy Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) President Greg Principato today wrote to Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood urging him to fully fund the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) in the DOT’s FY 2013 proposed budget. In his letter, Principato noted that “AIP is funded by the passengers who use the system for the purpose [...]

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