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FAA Shutdown Impact: Peoria International Airport

Gene N. Olson Director of Airports The Furlough…How did it play in Peoria? Pretty poorly!  The recent FAA shutdown places new emphasis on the need for stable funding for the FAA over a multi-year period.  Only with stable funding can disruptions be avoided and planning be accomplished for the capital development of our nation’s air transportation […]

FAA Shutdown Impact: Pittsburgh International Airport

By Brad Penrod The impact on PIT of the FAA shutdown was the postponement of the rehabilitation of RWY 10C-28C that was estimated at $8.4 million.  This project, which included improvements and suggestions from many sectors of the aviation community, FAA, flight crews, Airport Authority Maintenance, Engineering and Operations professionals, was agreed by all, including […]

U.S. Airport Financing Policy is Broken

Read  ACI-NA President Greg Principato’s opinion piece in Aviation Week. Thank goodness the FAA shutdown is over (for now).  This self-inflicted wound put more than 74,000 people out of work; delayed needed airport infrastructure and safety projects, some until next year’s construction season; and pushed NextGen further into Never NeverGen land.  During the shutdown I often recalled […]

FAA Shutdown Impact: LAX

By Gina Marie Lindsey When I spoke at a luncheon of the Aero Club of Washington two weeks ago, I spoke about the great work we’re doing to improve LAX, as well as the looming failure of our nation’s system for funding aviation infrastructure.  Three days later, Congress underlined my woeful prediction by failing to […]

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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