Airport Council International-North America’s (ACI-NA’s) Operations and Technical Affairs Committee brings together leaders from airport and associate members in the fields of airport safety, operations, maintenance, planning, design, and construction. The Committee forms a promoting a collaborative network within ACI-NA and associated organizations and ensures that ACI-NA can serve as the Voice of Airports in these areas.

The Committee provides innovative leadership in responding to current and anticipated industry challenges and regulatory and legislative change through the sharing of best practices, innovation forums, specialty conferences, policy and program development.  The Committee is also committed to the education and development of current and future members.

The current Committee structure consists of the following working groups with subject matter expertise in the following areas:

  • Planning & Development
  • Construction & Project Delivery
  • Facilities & Maintenance
  • Operations & Safety
  • NextGen

The Committee’s current areas of strategic focus are:

  • Developing Guidance and Sharing Best Practices regarding Airport Flow Efficiency
  • Addressing Talent Planning Challenges Associated with Operational and Technical Positions at Airports
  • Fostering More Effective Collaboration with Industry Partners
  • Supporting ACI-NA Initiatives to Define and Promote Airport Sustainability

Leadership

Chair
Pete Higgins
Director of Airport Operations
Salt Lake City Department of Airports

Committee Secretaries
Chris Oswald
(202) 293-8500

Paul Eubanks
(202) 293-8500

Wayne Harvey (Canadian Division)
(613) 560-9302

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Press Releases

State of the Industry “Working Nonstop for You”

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to Tampa for our 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition. Thank you, Mayor Castor, for that wonderful welcome and for being with us today. And […]

North American Airports Experience Record Growth in 2018

TAMPA, FL – Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) today released the 2018 North American Airport Traffic Summary, containing passenger, cargo and aircraft operations data from 254 North American airports. 2018 […]

ACI-NA Presents Phoenix’s Bennett with 2019 Excellence in Visionary Leadership Award

TAMPA, FL – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) today announced that James E. Bennett, Director of Aviation Services for the city of Phoenix, was named this year’s recipient […]

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Operations & Technical Affairs

LAX CEO: We Need to Bring the Passenger Facility Charge Back to its Original Buying Power

Last week, Los Angeles World Airports Chief Executive Officer Deborah Flint addressed the Washington Aero Club at a lunch event in Washington, D.C. In her speech, Flint described Los Angeles […]

Infrastructure Week 2019: 20th Century Airports in a 21st Century World

Today marks the official start to Infrastructure Week 2019, the long-celebrated week each year when the infrastructure community comes together and engages in a broad conversation about the importance of […]

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Protecting Airport Airspace

AIRPORTS CONFRONT DRONES WITH SAFETY AND SECURITY TOP OF MIND By Sandy Smith One of the last things a pilot on approach to a busy airport wants to worry about […]

Event Presentations and Webinars