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 Congratulates Sullenberger on Nomination to be U.S. Ambassador to ICAO

ACI-NA today congratulated Chesley Burnett “Sully” Sullenberger on his nomination to be the next ambassador for the United States to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Airports Council Congratulates Griffin on FAA Associate Administrator Appointment

Griffin will be responsible for overseeing airport grants and all programs related to airport safety.

Airports Council Applauds DHS Extension of REAL ID Implementation

Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today applauded the announcement by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to extend the implementation of REAL ID requirements as the country continues its work to recover from the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. ACI-NA is the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada.

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Facilitation

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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