The Facilitation Committee addresses issues related to the facilitation of international travel and trade including the improvement of government and industry approaches. Members of the Committee focus on travel documentation and other requirements, international cargo and passenger inspections,  programs, regulations, and fees, inspection facilities, technology, customer service and the interrelationship between facilitation and security.

 

The Committee develops and advocates legislative and regulatory positions on these issues. The Committee interacts with government organizations including U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Staff and some committee members serve on the CBP User Fee Advisory Committee and on delegations to ICAO.

Leadership

Chair
Viji Prasad
Director of Airport Operations
Los Angeles World Airports

Committee Secretaries
Aneil Patel
Vice President, Air Policy
(202) 293-8500

Matthew Cornelius
Executive Vice President
(202) 293-8500

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Press Releases

Airports Council Welcomes New Independent Research on Airport Infrastructure Investment

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North American (ACI-NA) today welcomed independent analysis calling for Congress to modernize the Passenger Facility Charge local user fee to spur much needed investment […]

AVL’s Lew Bleiweis Becomes Airports Council Chair

WASHINGTON – Following his election in September 2019, Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority Executive Director Lew S. Bleiweis, A.A.E., became Chair of Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) on […]

Blue Ribbon Task Force Releases Report on UAS Mitigation at Airports

Recommends U.S. and Canadian lawmakers appropriate targeted funds to federal aviation agencies, and extend interdiction authority to trained state and local law enforcement agencies. LOS ANGELES & OTTAWA  – Today […]

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Facilitation

The Countdown Begins: REAL ID Will Be Required for Air Travel in Exactly One Year

Earlier today, Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin Burke teamed up with travel industry leaders and government officials to urge the traveling public to obtain REAL ID […]

LAX CEO: We Need to Bring the Passenger Facility Charge Back to its Original Buying Power

Last week, Los Angeles World Airports Chief Executive Officer Deborah Flint addressed the Washington Aero Club at a lunch event in Washington, D.C. In her speech, Flint described Los Angeles […]

Infrastructure Week 2019: 20th Century Airports in a 21st Century World

Today marks the official start to Infrastructure Week 2019, the long-celebrated week each year when the infrastructure community comes together and engages in a broad conversation about the importance of […]

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