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 Lifting of Test Requirements for Entering the U.S.

ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today issued the following statement welcoming the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) decision to lift the requirement for travelers to test negative for COVID-19 before entering the United States.

Airports Council Congratulates ACI-NA Vice Chair Chellie Cameron on New Position

ACI-NA congratulated Philadelphia International Airport CEO and ACI-NA Vice Chair Rochelle “Chellie” Cameron on being named the next Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia President and CEO.

Airports Council Announces First Accredited U.S. Airport Professionals

ACI-NA, the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today announced the first group of accredited U.S. Airport Professionals.

Events

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

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 […]

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 […]

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