Sessions Focus On Information Sharing

Posted on Centerlines Blog on Oct. 15 by Chris Oswald
Saturday afternoon’s ACI-NA’s Ops/Tech Committee sessions focused the recent and planned activities of the Committee’s Working Groups, as well as discussions of our Committee member’s recent project experiences and challenges.


ACI-NA’s Chris Oswald and Channon Hanna provided updated the committee on ACI-NA recent staff activities including the extensive comments ACI-NA filed regarding FAA Safety Management System rules and implementation guidance and our efforts to redefine the way airport capital improvement projects are funded. Oswald also discussed parallel activities that are underway within the Canadian Airports Council’s Operations, Safety, and Technical Affairs and Planning, Development & Infrastructure committees and within ACI World’s Safety & Technical Standing Committee.

Representatives from the Ops/Tech’s five Working Groups—Safety & Operations, Maintenance & Facilities, Construction & Project Delivery, Airport Planning, and NextGen—were also on hand to discuss their recent activities, work plans for 2012, and need for passionate volunteers. (By the way, if you’re interested in joining one or more of these Working Groups, please contact me at In these discussions, the Construction & Project Delivery Working Group announced that its updated Guidebook for Airport Project Delivery Systems will be released in November (stay tuned to ACI-NA’s website for more information) and the Airport Planning Working Group provided an overview of their upcoming Airport Planning & NEPA Workshop which will be taking place from Dec.r 5-7 in Atlanta. It’s a great workshop.

We capped off the day with our always popular Airport/World Business Partner Roundtable, where airports and the consulting community share their recent experiences, and innovative solutions to planning, capital development, operations, and maintenance challenges.

See everyone tomorrow for more good sessions, including a half-day of joint sessions with the Environmental Affairs Committee.