Airport Council International-North America’s (ACI-NA’s) Operations, Planning, Safety, Infrastructure, & Development Committee (OPSID) 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
Roy Fuhrmann

Chief Operating Officer
Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Airports Commission

Committee Secretaries
Chris Oswald
(202) 293-8500

Paul Eubanks
(202) 293-8500

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

Gavin Tan (Canadian Division)
(613) 560-9302

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Press Releases

Airports Council Welcomes Updated CDC Travel Guidance

Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today welcomed updated guidance put forward by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ease travel restrictions for fully vaccinated passengers, including eliminating the need for fully vaccinated U.S. passengers to self-quarantine following international and domestic travel.

Airports Council Supports President Biden’s Plan for $25 Billion in Infrastructure Funding for Airports

ACI-NA today released the following statement in response to President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which would provide $25 billion in funding to support America’s airport infrastructure.

Airports Council Announces New Industry Leaders

Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today announced the election of new leaders across the organization. Danette Bewley, President and CEO of the Tucson Airport Authority, was elected to the ACI-NA Board of Directors. Jesus Saenz, Jr., Director of Airports for the San Antonio Airport System, was elected to the ACI-NA U.S. Policy Council.

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Operations & Technical Affairs

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 […]

ACI-NA Remembers Late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Her Contribution to the Airport Industry

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a champion of women’s rights and a leader in creating a more equitable system of justice in the United States. Her sharp intellect and […]

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 [...]

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