Airport Community Outlines Clear Priorities for 2015 FAA Reauthorization

January 6, 2015

 

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ACI-NA: Scott Elmore, selmore@aci-na.org, (202) 861-8082

AAAE: Adam Snider, adam.snider@aaae.org, (703) 824-0500

 

 

Washington, DC – On the first day of the 114th Congress, the U.S. airport community today sent a letter to Capitol Hill detailing clear airport priorities leading up to reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration later this year.  The letter, signed by ACI-NA President Kevin Burke, AAAE President and CEO Todd Hauptli, and U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow, calls for modernizing the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) local user fee and maintaining the Airport Improvement Program (AIP).  Read the letters to the House and Senate here. 

 

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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 employ more than 1.2 million people and account for $1.1 trillion in economic activity—or six percent of the total U.S. workforce and seven percent of GDP.  Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP.

 

About AAAE

Founded in 1928, AAAE is the world's largest professional organization representing the men and women who work at public-use commercial and general aviation airports. AAAE's 5,000-plus members represent some 850 airports and hundreds of companies and organizations that support the airport industry. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., AAAE serves its membership through results-oriented representation in Washington, D.C., and delivers a wide range of industry services and professional development opportunities, including training, conferences, and a highly respected accreditation program.

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