All posts in category Policy Issues

At The Gate and Ready To Go

My job here at ACI-NA is to help our member airports gain greater financial flexibility.

Do airlines fact-check airport claims?

  By Tom Smith After an airport has that critical first meeting with an airline, such as at ACI-NA’s JumpStart, how much time does the carrier spend fact-checking the airport’s pitch presentation? It depends. During the day-long ACI-NA International Aviation Issues Seminar on Thursday here in Washington, there were a few useful or insightful nuggets [...]

Reis: 2014 Ready for Takeoff

By Caroline O’Reilly  “We have some challenges and we have some opportunities,” said Mark Reis as he opened his first official remarks as 2014 ACI-NA Board Chair during Wednesday’s Chairman’s Honors Luncheon.  “Our ‘to-do’ list is getting no shorter.  If anything, it is longer and it is more imperative.”  And with that, Reis wasted no [...]

A Final Note from the 2013 Chair

By Eli Rassi David N. Edwards Jr. delivered his last official speech as ACI-NA chair at Wednesday’s Honors Luncheon. During his tenure, Edwards’ focus was ensuring that North American airports remain globally competitive. He referenced ACI-NA’s Airports for the Future campaign that continues to gain strength throughout the communities that airports serve and connect with [...]

What About NextGen?

By Caroline O’Reilly As the ACI-NA Annual Conference began to wrap up Wednesday morning, the problem of how the federal budget sequester continues to hamper necessary innovation came to the fore in the concurrent session, NextGen: Evolving Priorities in an Era of Resource Constraints. “We’ve been through this rodeo once before,” said DFW’s James Crites, [...]

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