Airports Council Congratulates Whitaker on Confirmation as FAA Administrator

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today issued the below statement on the confirmation of Michael Whitaker as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator.

“The aviation industry continues to navigate challenges presented by mounting infrastructure needs and important policy priorities, like FAA reauthorization. As we face these headwinds, the need for permanent leadership at FAA is essential, and ACI-NA is confident that Michael Whitaker is up for the challenge. We congratulate him on his confirmation to be the next FAA Administrator. I look forward to our continued partnership with FAA as we work together to ensure a safe, secure, and efficient air travel experience.”


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