Press Release | Dwight H. Pullen, Jr. Named 2022 ACC Board of Directors Chair

Dwight H. Pullen, Jr. Named 2022 ACC Board of Directors Chair The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) is pleased to announce the election of Dwight H. Pullen Jr., National Core Market Leader, DPR Construction, as the Chair of the 2022 ACC Board of Directors. Dwight assumed the position during the 43rd ACC Annual Conference & Exposition. …

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Member News | ACC Board Chair Dwight Pullen Jr. Joins AECOM

Early last week, ACC Board Chair Dwight Pullen Jr. joined AECOM as the company’s new Senior Vice President, Global Aviation. Pullen is an aviation veteran with more than 25 years’ experience driving strategic growth within the aviation infrastructure market. He plans to leverage his experience in airport facilities’ development, airport operational excellence and client engagement …

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ACC News | ACC Discusses FAA Reauthorization Priorities with Senate Committee Staff

ACC Advocacy Committee and ACC met with members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation’s Aviation Subcommittee for preliminary discussions on the 2023 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act, which was last signed into law in 2018. ACC participants shared members’ expertise as a legislative resource and outlined key focus areas, including …

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ACC News | ACC Members Submits Comments on DBE Proposed Rule

ACC was joined by airport associations and other interested parties in submitting comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. “Generally, the proposed changes would be of significant benefit to many DBE firms and would increase DBE involvement in airport projects,” the comments …

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News | Congress Attempts to Avert Government Shutdown

Congress Attempts to Avert Government Shutdown House and Senate leaders reached an agreement to extend government funding through February 18th, 2022, potentially averting a shutdown. While no FY 2022 appropriations bills have been passed yet, Congress did pass a short-term continuing resolution (CR) in September that expires on Friday. Congressional Republicans are balking at supporting …

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Member News | Paslay Group Launches Independent Divisions

Paslay Group (previously Paslay Management Group) is pleased to announce a comprehensive expansion of its services by introducing three independent companies under the new Paslay Group name. These companies include: Executive Program Management, the legacy offering of Paslay Group led by President Paul Blue; Development, led by President John Terrell, focusing on airport planning and …

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Industry News | GAO Study Identifies Issues to Address for ‘Advanced Air Mobility’

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) did a study on Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) to look at any issues that can and will arise in its implementation. They spoke with thirty-six stakeholders who identified four main areas that need to be addressed. The first is approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on new aircraft …

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Industry News | Senate Introduces FY 2023 FAA Spending Bill

The Senate Appropriations Committee released details of its FY 2023 U.S. Department of Transportation annual spending bill last week, which provides a total of $19 billion for FAA. Similar to the House bill, the Senate proposal would fund the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) at $3.35 billion. The Senate bill also proposes an additional $517 million …

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ACC News | ACC Wraps Up A Successful 44th Annual Conference

44th ACC Annual Conference  was held last week in Fort Lauderdale, Fl and was well attended. Sessions covered a range of topics including the next frontier in airport funding opportunities; the challenges powering airports for the next generation and took part in engaging social events. A heavy focus of the conference was diversity, equity, and …

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