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
Joan Zatopek

Aviation Planning & Development Manager
Oakland International Airport

Vice Chair
Steven Hennigan

Deputy Executive Director of Aviation & COO
Lee County Port Authority

Committee Secretaries
Chris Oswald
(202) 293-8500

Paul Eubanks
(202) 293-8500

Kathleen Henderson (Canadian Division)
(613) 560-9302

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Press Releases

Airports Council Congratulates New Committee Chairs

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today congratulated U.S. Representatives Sam Graves, Mark Green, Kay Granger, and Jason Smith for being […]

Airports Council Welcomes Extension of REAL ID Implementation

ACI-NA today welcomed the announcement by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) extending the REAL ID enforcement deadline until May 7, 2025.

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North American Airports Welcome ICAO Commitment to Net Zero Carbon Goal

ACI-NA today welcomed commitment from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to a Long-Term Aspirational Goal for global aviation to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. 

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Operations, Planning, Safety, Infrastructure, & Development

’60 Minutes’ Correspondent Scott Pelley: Aviation is a Miracle

During the 2022 ACI-NA Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Alessio Olivetti caught up with Scott Pelley, the 60 Minutes correspondent and 2022 annual conference keynote, who shared his experience as tireless […]

Celebrating April as U.S. Airport Professional Appreciation Month

  As U.S. Airport Professional Appreciation Month comes to a close, we have been so excited to celebrate the airport industry professionals who are demonstrating their commitment to industry excellence […]

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 […]

Event Presentations and Webinars