The Environmental Affairs Committee is responsible for the development and implementation of ACI-NA environmental policy positions on issues such as noise, air quality, water quality, waste management, wildlife, and environmental review processes. Committee members work with federal legislators and regulators, aviation industry groups, and international policymakers to develop statutory and regulatory proposals governing the environment at and around airports and the tenants who operate there.

The committee also helps guide federal aviation environmental research programs such as the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) and FAA’s ASCENT project. The committee provides information and guidance for airport operators in the development of environmental management programs. It is represented on the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the NextGen Advisory Committee, and other industry and government-sponsored organizations with a focus on the environment.

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Chad Willis
Pittsburgh International Airport

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Committee News

Save the Date: 2019 Airport Noise Conference

Mark your calendars for the 2019 ACI-NA/AAAE Airport Noise Conference this October! Dates and location will be announced soon. The joint Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) and American Association of […]

2019 Committee Leadership Announced

2019 has brought a number of changes to ACI-NA’s Environmental Committee’s leadership. We welcome new members to many roles in helping to shape the future of the committee and carry […]

ACI-NA's Environmental Achievement Awards glass awards in a row on a table

Environmental Achievement Awards nominations now open

We’re happy to announce that ACI-NA’s Environmental Achievement Awards are now open for nominations. The awards consist of the Peer Recognition for Outstanding Individual Contribution & Leadership Award and one […]

Press Releases

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. 

Kelowna International’s Sam Samaddar Becomes Chair of Airports Council

Samaddar was elected to the position in November 2021 and succeeds outgoing Chair Lew S. Bleiweis, A.A.E., Executive Director of the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority.

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Environmental Affairs

Looking Forward One Year In

By Kevin M. Burke, President and CEO, ACI-NA Now at the one-year milestone of widespread travel and local restrictions to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we are reminded that […]

Americans Are Starting to Fly Again

States around the country are taking their first steps to safely reopen our economy and to start rebuilding a sense of normal life. This Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial [...]

Members of Congress Announce Framework for Infrastructure Bill That Includes a PFC Increase

Last week, ACI-NA welcomed the news of an infrastructure investment framework – called the “Moving Forward Framework” – which was announced by a group of Members of Congress, led by […]

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