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

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ACI-NA Congratulates Shaffer on FAA Assistant Administrator Appointment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 12, 2018   WASHINGTON – ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today congratulated Kirk Shaffer on his appointment to serve as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) […]

ACI-NA Announces Retirement of Deborah McElroy, Matthew Cornelius Named Executive Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 3, 2018   WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) today announced longtime Executive Vice President Deborah C. McElroy will retire from the organization, […]

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 […]

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Operations & Technical Affairs

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 […]

What’s On Trend for 2019?

By Sandy Smith As airports continue to focus on an improved customer experience, they are looking beyond and outside of the box to pinpoint areas that could use improvement – […]

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