ACI-NA Comments on Administration Budget Proposal


For Immediate Release
March 16, 2017

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North American (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today responded to the release of FY2018 budget blueprint proposal by the Trump Administration.  ACI-NA is the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada.

“While President Trump has been a vocal proponent of improving our airport infrastructure and enhancing security across the country, today’s budget proposal misses the mark when addressing these key airport challenges.  To provide the safest and most secure passenger experience possible, we must ensure that airports have the resources they need to improve their infrastructure and that the Transportation Security Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection have the staffing resources they need to protect the American public in a complex world while providing an efficient screening process.  ACI-NA will continue our work with the Trump Administration and Congress to meet our country’s nearly $100 billion in airport infrastructure needs and ensure the safety and security of the traveling public.”


About ACI-NA

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America.  Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports.  Collectively, U.S. airports employ more than 1.3 million people and account for $1.2 trillion in economic activity—or seven percent of the total U.S. workforce and eight percent of GDP.  Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. Learn more at