Airports Council Congratulates Sullenberger on Nomination to be U.S. Ambassador to ICAO

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today congratulated Chesley Burnett “Sully” Sullenberger on his nomination to be the next ambassador for the United States to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

“Given the global nature of the air travel industry, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has been an essential forum for international collaboration on the best ways to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and help ensure the health, safety, and security of the traveling public,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “Airports congratulate Captain Sullenberger on his nomination to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to ICAO and we look forward to working with him as we turn towards recovery and the reopening of international borders. His expertise in safety and security will be incredibly valuable to the important work ICAO will do in the coming months and years.”


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