The Public Safety and Security (PS&S) Committee’s mission is to enhance the safety and security of airports by providing recommendations to industry and government for aviation safety and security policies, identifying and promoting best practices in aviation safety and security, and identifying and/or developing educational and technological resources that help accomplish airport safety and security objectives.

Leadership

Chair
Renee Tufts

Security Operations Manager
Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Committee Secretaries
Christopher Bidwell
(202) 861-8081

Chris Phelan
(613) 560-9302

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Press Releases

Airports Council Statement on Airport Selection under 5G Deal

The list of airports put forward by the FAA is largely irrelevant because the entire aviation system is about to be adversely impacted by this poorly planned and coordinated expansion of 5G service in and around airports.

Airports Council Announces Staff Promotions

Among several staff announcements, Annie Russo has been named ACI-NA’s Chief Political and Congressional Strategy Officer, a new position for the organization. 

Kelowna International’s Sam Samaddar Becomes Chair of Airports Council

Samaddar was elected to the position in November 2021 and succeeds outgoing Chair Lew S. Bleiweis, A.A.E., Executive Director of the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority.

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Public Safety & Security

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 […]

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 […]

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