ACI-NA Supports DHS’s Approach on the Development of Airport Access Control Measures

April 20, 2015


WASHINGTON — Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) today issued the following statement in response to the recommendations released this morning by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to mitigate potential insider activity.

“We appreciate DHS Secretary Johnson’s initiative to work collaboratively with ACI-NA and its member airports through the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) to identify practical security enhancements to mitigate potential insider activity,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “In moving to implement the identified enhancements, ACI-NA and its U.S. member airports have long supported an approach to regulatory activities whereby agencies afford industry the opportunity to comment on proposed security measures and we look forward to this type of collaborative engagement with DHS and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).”

The Final Report of the ASAC Working Group on Airport Access Control and the details of the specific recommendations are available from the TSA here.


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