FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.”