The Facilitation Committee addresses issues related to international passenger and cargo inspection and facilitation programs and regulations. The main issues covered are: the role of airports in border security, federal agency staffing and hours of operation, the collection and use of international passenger user fees, passenger and cargo inspection regulations and procedures, airport facility requirements, and customer services.

The committee develops strategies to enhance the security and efficiency of the international arrivals process, advocates on behalf of airports with U.S. federal agencies, responds to regulatory changes, and prepares guidance on the implementation of rules and regulations, as well as facility development.

The committee works with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the US-VISIT Program Office. The group also maintains good relations with the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of State; including the Bureau of Consular Affairs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Leadership

Chair
Charles Goedken, C.M.
Manager, International Operations
Port of Seattle

Committee Secretary
Matthew Cornelius
Vice President, Air Policy
(202) 293-8500

Aneil Patel
Senior Director, Air Policy
(202) 293-8500

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ACI-NA Congratulates Shaffer on FAA Assistant Administrator Appointment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 12, 2018   WASHINGTON – ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today congratulated Kirk Shaffer on his appointment to serve as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) […]

ACI-NA Announces Retirement of Deborah McElroy, Matthew Cornelius Named Executive Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 3, 2018   WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) today announced longtime Executive Vice President Deborah C. McElroy will retire from the organization, […]

State of the Industry: “Ensuring Another Successful 70 Years for Airports”

State of the Industry “Ensuring Another Successful 70 Years for Airports” Remarks by Kevin M. Burke President and CEO Airports Council International-North America 2018 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition October […]

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ACI-NA Commentary on Facilitation

Airports Gobble Up More of the National GDP

  Every year, Thanksgiving brings an opportunity for American’s to celebrate and give thanks for what is most valuable to them. ACI-NA has always maintained that airports are valuable economic […]

Will Technology Solve the Capacity Crisis?

Passenger numbers are expected to double by 2035. IoT queue measurement technology enables airports to keep waiting times from growing. By Marc Rauch, Xovis The airport industry stays on the […]

BNA Is Ever-Expanding

By Douglas E. Kreulen, A.A.E., President and CEO, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority Nashville is on fire – there really is no other way to describe it. Always a great place […]

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