ACI-NA Congratulates Massport’s Flavio Leo for Recognition by White House as a Transportation “Champion of Change”

May 13, 2014


WASHINGTON–Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today issued the following statement in recognition of Flavio Leo, deputy director of aviation planning and strategy for the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), being named a “Champion of Change” for transportation by the White House.

“ACI-NA congratulates Flavio Leo on being recognized by the White House for his leadership in pursuing innovative solutions and strategies to improve a broad array of Massport’s aviation operations and how they affect the communities surrounding Logan International Airport.  Flavio has been instrumental in projects ranging from improving taxiways and runway safety to working to reduce aircraft noise in nearby neighborhoods and the greater Boston area.  His collaborative approach in bringing together all stakeholders—including Massport, the Federal Aviation Administration and the local community—has set a fantastic example for airports across the country to turn to as they address similar challenges.”


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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