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ACI-NA Congratulates Shaffer on FAA Assistant Administrator Appointment

DECEMBER 12, 2018


WASHINGTON – ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today congratulated Kirk Shaffer on his appointment to serve as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Assistant Administrator for the Office of Airports. The FAA Office of Airports is responsible for overseeing the administration of essential aviation programs like safety inspections and certifications, the Airport Improvement Program, and the Passenger Facility Charge program.

“The FAA Office of Airports is an important partner for the airport industry as we work to ensure the safe, secure, and efficient movement of people and goods. I congratulate Kirk on his appointment and look forward to working alongside him to advance the airport industry by promoting safety and efficiency in all aspects of airport operations.”


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