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ACI-NA Puts Airport Priorities at Forefront in Infrastructure Week

Note: This blog was originally published on May 15 in Aviation Daily. By Kevin M. Burke Since joining Airports Council International – North America in January as its new President and CEO, I have spent the last few months meeting with airport stakeholders and policy makers all around North America.  I went into this listening […]

Small Airports Are Gateways to America’s Many Tourism Attractions

by Kevin M. Burke President and CEO ACI-NA As National Travel and Tourism week in the U.S. comes to a close, I’d like to offer a special salute to our robust network of smaller airports that our large hubs depend on to provide millions of international visitors with convenient access to America’s many wonders. We’ve […]

Earth Week 2014: Earth Day is Every Day for Our #GreenAirports

by Kevin M. Burke President and CEO ACI-NA While airports are committed to advancing sustainability and the environment year-round, we carve out some special times to mark accomplishments and celebrate environmental excellence. This week is one of those times. The ACI-NA Environmental Affairs Committee just finished its Spring Conference jointly with ACI-NA’s Business Information Technology […]

Getting Our Message Out There

By Kevin M. Burke Over the last couple of days, I have had the chance to tell the airport story in several local and national forums.  My consistent message: Airports need greater funding flexibility and the ability to generate local dollars for local capital projects with a higher PFC ceiling. In an interview with CNN […]

Lawmakers Share Their Insights

By Tom Smith During last week’s ACI-NA/AAAE Washington Legislative Conference, while federal officials reviewed their past accomplishments it is worth noting their forward-looking observations on the 2015 FAA reauthorization and the TSA. Participating in the Thursday briefings of airport directors were FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, (R-N.H.), Sen. Dan Coats, (R-Ind.), Rep. […]

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