Airports Council Statement on Davidson Confirmation

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today issued the following statement on the confirmation of Alan Davidson to be the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information for the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration.  ACI-NA is the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada.

“Mr. Davidson’s confirmation comes at a critical time as we look toward the deployment of 5G nationwide on January 19.  U.S. airports are very concerned about the impacts that C-band 5G operations will have on travelers, shippers, and communities because of uncertainty about how new operations and flight restrictions might lead to widespread disruptions when C-band 5G operations commence.  Time is of the essence and we urge Mr. Davidson to take immediate steps to bring key stakeholders together to help stave off the widespread travel disruptions passengers can begin to expect.”



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