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

Collaboration with Federal Agencies Essential to Restoring Aviation

ACI-NA today called for continued collaboration and coordination between the aviation stakeholders and the U.S. government as travel begins to resume with the release of “Runway to Recovery.”

Airports Council Launches ‘Ready for Every Journey’ Campaign as Travel Resumes

ACI-NA today launched its “Ready for Every Journey” campaign to help educate passengers and local communities about the steps airports are taking to protect health and safety as travel resumes following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Airports Council Releases COVID-19 Recovery Recommendations and Priorities

ACI-NA today released an introductory report highlighting 42 immediate industry recommendations and priorities (one page fact sheet) to assist with the restart and recovery of air travel in the United States and Canada following the coronavirus (COVID-19) health pandemic.

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Facilitation

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 [...]

Scott Pelley to Keynote Airports Council Annual Conference

Meet our 2020 Annual Conference Keynote Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) this week revealed that Scott Pelley, the award-winning 60 Minutes correspondent and former CBS Evening News anchor […]

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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