ACI-NA Reacts to Senate Action on FAA Reauthorization

April 19, 2016


WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today commented on the passage of the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2016 by the U.S. Senate.

“U.S. airports are the foundation of the global aviation system.  In order to maintain our leadership position, we must make needed infrastructure upgrades and security enhancements to provide for a safe and efficient travel experience for a growing number of passengers.

“Today’s passage of the Senate FAA bill is a step in the right direction for providing airports with needed certainty to tackle important safety and security projects funded through the essential Airport Improvement Program.  We appreciate Chairman Thune and Ranking Member Nelson’s effort to work with ACI-NA and our airport members to help address the significant safety and security challenges facing U.S. airports.

“We look forward to continuing our work with Congress to advance airport priorities, like modernizing the locally set Passenger Facility Charge user fee, as the bill moves through the legislative process.”


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