Helping airports operate more safely and efficiently.

ACI-NA advocates policies and provides services that strengthen the ability of commercial airports to serve their passengers, customers and communities. ACI-NA professional staff in the government affairs, legal, environment, safety, security, operations and technical departments, works to ensure that legislation and regulations enacted in Washington, D.C., and Ottawa, help airports operate more safely and efficiently.

America’s airports face unprecedented challenges meeting their $115 billion in infrastructure needs.

America’s airports are powerful engines for economic opportunity in local communities, generating more than $1.4 trillion in annual economic activity and supporting nearly 11.5 million jobs.  While passenger traffic through airport facilities continues to grow a record pace, our outdated aviation infrastructure cannot keep pace with this overwhelming demand.

Through competition, we can improve air travel for everyone, even the airlines.

As the connection point between passengers and the sky, airports serve a vital role in fostering competition and providing passengers with the price and service options they demand.  Through that important work, airports emerge as powerful engines of economic growth for local communities.

The safety and security of the traveling public is an airport’s top priority.

Airports operate in an uncertain landscape filled with evolving requirements to address concerns about ever-changing global aviation security threats. Maintaining the safety and security of the traveling public is a responsibility that is shared by airports, airlines, airport partners, federal government agencies, law enforcement, and the traveling public.

Airports are highly regulated enterprises, and those regulations can place unfair or unnecessary burdens on airports.

Airports are responsible stewards of the environment, including noise concerns and deicing processes. An airport’s ability to maintain safety, security, and environmental challenges promotes efficient airport operations and reduced flight delays.

We remain fully committed to the efficient movement of passengers through the airport.

Airports want the same thing their passengers want: a hassle-free travel experience with excellent price and service competition.  In addition to modernizing our aging infrastructure with more comfortable and hassle-free terminals, we continue to work with our security agency partners to ensure passengers aren’t standing in long lines to get through our airports.