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
Dan Agostino

Assistant Director, Operations
Miami-Dade Aviation Department

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 Statement on Airport Selection under 5G Deal

The list of airports put forward by the FAA is largely irrelevant because the entire aviation system is about to be adversely impacted by this poorly planned and coordinated expansion of 5G service in and around airports.

Airports Council Announces Staff Promotions

Among several staff announcements, Annie Russo has been named ACI-NA’s Chief Political and Congressional Strategy Officer, a new position for the organization. 

Kelowna International’s Sam Samaddar Becomes Chair of Airports Council

Samaddar was elected to the position in November 2021 and succeeds outgoing Chair Lew S. Bleiweis, A.A.E., Executive Director of the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority.

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Facilitation

Marking 20 Years of Our Partnership with TSA

By Kevin M. Burke, President and CEO, ACI-NA Collaboration has long been the hallmark of our industry.  No matter if we’re in a season of joy or a time of […]

Integrating Health Requirements into the Travel Ecosystem

By Sherry Stein, Head of Technology Strategy, SITA Many countries require landing cards or declaration forms as part of the customs and immigration process; most are distributed as paper forms […]

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 […]

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