• COVID-19 Updates

      April 1, 2020

      As the impacts and ramifications of the coronavirus event continue to unfold, the aviation industry is seeking aid from Congress and the Trump Administration to offset unprecedented losses incurred by the massive COVID-19 related travel disruptions. ACC will be covering industry proposals for inclusion in government’s plans to stimulate the economy and provide aid to affected industries. Members will have the opportunity to review recent and past updates here. For assistance in setting up member login credentials, please contact admin@acconline.org.  
    • ACC Identifies $138B in Airport Projects Planned Through 2024

      February 27, 2020

      The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) released its Capital Development at U.S. Airports report, providing an outlook of trends, projects, and funding from now until 2024. The report provides insight into the magnitude of capital development planned at airports throughout the United States. The top 130 airports, ranked by passenger totals, were surveyed, and research of publicly available information was compiled to estimate the amount of investment required to meet project demands. The study also provides observations regarding the data and research compiled regarding the changing landscape of capital improvements at airports. 
      "We are pleased to present this new study which provides an estimate of capital investment needs at the nation’s airports of approximately $138 billion over the next five years, " said ACC President T.J. Schulz. "This report highlights the significant amount of capital required to enhance, grow, and maintain our nation’s airports – reinforcing airports’ vital role in the nation’s economy." In addition to the report, which can be found at the ACC website, ACC provides for its members an interactive database which enables users to analyze, sort, and visualize the magnitude and type of investment for many of the nations’ largest airports.
    • ACC Wishes Fond Farewell to Pinar Maurice

      February 27, 2020

      ACC Coordinator of Marketing Pinar Maurice is leaving the organization on Friday, February 28. Under Pinar’s leadership ACC’s social media presence increased exponentially, and she was instrumental in increasing the participation and activities of the ACC Young Professionals Forum. She has been a great asset to ACC and the membership and we wish her well in her new job. 
    • ACC & AAAE Welcome D. Kirk Shaffer to Open Mic Session at Reno Symposium

      February 20, 2020

       

      D. Kirk Shaffer, FAA Associate Administrator for Airports participated in an open mic session at the Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium in Reno, providing attendees the unique opportunity to engage the Associate Administrator on what’s in store for airports in the coming year. Shaffer highlighted the recent DOT announcement of $520.5 million in airport infrastructure grants to 287 airports in 41 states. The current Administration has invested a total of $11.4 billion to more than two thousand airports across the United States for safety and infrastructure improvements since January 2017. Shaffer described the agency’s efforts to streamline the funding approval process and reduce unnecessary hurdles and duplicative requirements that do not contribute to safety. Shaffer also provided an update on the agency’s efforts on PFAS and upcoming deadlines regarding the phasing out of these substances from firefighting foams, and the search for effective alternatives to AFFF.

    • Deadline for ACC Membership Dues

      February 17, 2020

       

      Please remember to pay your 2020 ACC Membership Dues! The grace period ends Friday, February, 28, 2020. In addition, the deadline to add or correct data for your 2020 ACC Membership Directory entry is Friday, February 21, 2020!

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