Airports to Honor Congressman Frank LoBiondo

Washington, DC—Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) will honor Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) with the 2013 Commissioners Congressional Leadership Award for his ongoing support of the aviation industry and airports.

Congressman LoBiondo was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1994 and has recently been selected to Chair the House Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Aviation during the 113thCongress.

The Congressman has been a strong supporter of the aviation industry and infrastructure. During the summer of 2011, the Congressman also worked closely with House leadership to end the FAA Shutdown and put FAA employees back on the job.  Congressman LoBiondo is also very passionate about NextGen and is a strong advocate of infrastructure and the Atlantic City International Airport.

 “We are pleased to award Congressman LoBiondo with this year’s Commissioners Congressional Leadership Award,” said Sylvia Stewart, Chair of ACI-NA’s Commissioners Committee and Vice Chair of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority.  “Congressman LoBiondo has long recognized the economic impact of the aviation industry and its impact on local communities around the country.”

This year’s congressional reception is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20 from 6:00-8:00pm on Capitol Hill.

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 www.aci-na.org.