ACI-NA Applauds Confirmation of Michael Lawson as U.S. Ambassador to ICAO

July 23, 2014


WASHINGTON – Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) today issued the following statement on the confirmation earlier this week of Michael Lawson as the next ambassador for the United States to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO):

“As gateways for travel domestically and throughout the world, U.S. airports are integral to the global aviation system,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke.  “Ambassador Lawson’s expertise will be of great value in ICAO’s work to advance the safety and security of aviation throughout the world.  We applaud his confirmation and look forward to working with him.”


About ACI-NA

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports. Collectively, U.S. airports support more than 11.5 million jobs and account for $1.4 trillion in economic activity – or more than seven percent of the total U.S. GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. Learn more at