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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Committee News

ACI-NA Launches New Website

Members always tell us the real value of ACI-NA comes through our ability to advance airport priorities in Washington D.C. and Ottawa, provide essential industry intelligence by keeping the pulse […]

Hurricane Florence Relief Fund Established

Many of us have watched the devastation brought about by Hurricane Florence in the Carolina region.  This most recent storm has been particularly devastating for many of our airport industry […]

ACI-NA to Celebrate 70th Anniversary in Nashville

Join us September 30 – October 2 for our 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Nashville. 2018 marks ACI-NA’s 70th anniversary, so be sure to join us for a special […]

Press Releases

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 […]

Airports Call for Modernization of Airport Infrastructure in FAA Reauthorization Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2018 WASHINGTON — Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke and American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) President and […]

North American Airports Experience Record Growth in 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2018 WASHINGTON – Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) today released the 2017 North American Airport Traffic Summary, containing passenger, cargo and aircraft operations data from […]

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Facilitation

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 […]

Airports Seek New Efficiencies to Go with the Flow

By Sandra Arnoult Anyone who frequents an airport doesn’t need to be told they are usually a work in progress. Airports, their airline and tenant partners, and their terminal designers […]

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