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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Airports Welcome Commitment to Modernize Aging Infrastructure in State of the Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 5, 2019   WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today […]

Airports Welcome Agreement to Temporarily Reopen Government

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2019 Citing Air Travel Disruptions, ACI-NA Calls for Final Conclusion to the Government Shutdown Washington – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and […]

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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) […]

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Operations & Technical Affairs

Philadelphia International Airport Offers a Helping Hand to Federal Employees

The 35-day government shutdown impacted thousands of federal employees across the country, leaving many without the resources to properly care for their families. Individuals, organizations and airports sprung into action […]

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 […]

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