The Business Information Technology (BIT) Committee is a community of aviation industry professionals committed to advancing a business-driven technology agenda for North American airports.  The committee achieves its mission by lobbying on airports’ behalf on important technological issues, by sponsoring initiatives to develop groundbreaking airport technology-based service models and by working with members and partners to establish an industry-wide airport technology agenda.

The Committee facilitates education and experience sharing events for its members and it collaborates with other aviation industry bodies and partners, such as A4A, IATA and ICAO, to foster innovation across the sector. The Committee’s current agenda includes developing a standard biometrics solutions for U.S. airports, Airport API Digital Ecosystem, and collaboration with ACI World IT Task Forces.

Members prepare congressional testimony, respond to regulatory proposals and develop national and international policies for airport operators. The committee is represented on industry and governmental communications and IT taskforces.

Leadership

Chair
Eduardo Valencia

Chief Information Officer
Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Airports Commission

Committee Secretary
Aneil Patel
(202) 293-8500

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Press Releases

Airports Council Statement on Davidson Confirmation

U.S. airports are very concerned about the impacts that C-band 5G operations will have on travelers, shippers, and communities because of uncertainty about how new operations and flight restrictions might lead to widespread disruptions when C-band 5G operations commence.

Airports Council Statement on Airport Selection under 5G Deal

The list of airports put forward by the FAA is largely irrelevant because the entire aviation system is about to be adversely impacted by this poorly planned and coordinated expansion of 5G service in and around airports.

Airports Council Announces Staff Promotions

Among several staff announcements, Annie Russo has been named ACI-NA’s Chief Political and Congressional Strategy Officer, a new position for the organization. 

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Business Information Technology

Marking 20 Years of Our Partnership with TSA

By Kevin M. Burke, President and CEO, ACI-NA Collaboration has long been the hallmark of our industry.  No matter if we’re in a season of joy or a time of […]

Integrating Health Requirements into the Travel Ecosystem

By Sherry Stein, Head of Technology Strategy, SITA Many countries require landing cards or declaration forms as part of the customs and immigration process; most are distributed as paper forms […]

Best Practices Can Help Airports Mitigate Growing Vendor and Third-Party Cybersecurity Risk

By Michael Corcione, Partner, HKA Global, Inc. In recent years, cyber-attackers have preyed upon the weaknesses of vendors and third parties to access computer systems at hospitals, banks, financial services […]

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