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ACC Annual Conference As leaders within the aviation industry, we often hear clients discuss how to find the best balance between state-of-good repair projects and significant capital improvements. The 2024 Annual Conference Committee reflected on this and realized that we are often in the same situation, balancing strategic initiatives and client projects while taking care …

Rammah Design is an MBE, DBE, SBE, aviation planning, and civil engineering firm. Headed by Shan Rammah, P.E., the firm operates across the country on projects varying from general aviation to large international hub facilities. Learn more about the company here on their website here.

A Letter for Board Chair Damon Smith Welcome to the ACC DEI Framework update! In my previous letter, we were celebrating the anniversary of ACC’s DEI Framework and outlined initiatives underway internally to create an inclusive and welcoming organization. Our external activities, particularly through engagement with membership and the broader airport development community, are just …

The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) is pleased to welcome Rhea Hanrahan, Director of Aviation Environmental and Sustainability with HMMH, to the ACC Board of Directors. The ACC Board approved the appointment made by 2024 ACC Board Chair Damon Smith, to fill a vacancy after Chad Nixon of McFarland Johnson stepped down from the board. “ACC …

In the final episode of The Hold Room Max Vale (HNTB), Carrie Wojcik (Inpro), Laura Canham (McFarland Johnson), and Anita Cobb (Mead & Hunt) share all of the wonderful responses throughout Seasons 1 and 2 to the question “What is your favorite airport bathroom?” They learned very early on that the bathroom experience makes a …

The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) sent a letter to House and Senate leadership who are negotiating agreements on an FAA reauthorization bill, urging Congress to pass a bipartisan reauthorization bill before the extension expires on May 10.  View the Letter

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) this week published its final rule on the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program regulations. Key updates to the program include streamlining the DBE certification and eligibility process, adjusting the personal net worth (PNW) cap, and reducing other burdens on firms. “ACC commends …

Join us in The Hold Room with Michael Lindsey and Brandon Thrasher of HLB Lighting Design. They spoke with Carrie Wojcik (Inpro) and Max Vale HNTB about equity in lighting and its impact on the passenger experience. What they learned is that it’s not just the lighting itself that can influence a person’s emotions in …

Tune in to the latest episode of The Hold Rom with Paul Martin, Director of Transit at Dimensional Innovations. The company specializes in creating immersive experiences and tackling facility specific problems. Laura Canham (McFarland Johnson) and Carrie Wojcik (Inpro) dive deep on the simulation flight Dimensional Innovations provides for Kansas City International Airport (MCI) to …

Join Janelle Aslam, Vice President of Business Development Michelin, as she speaks with Tommy Bibb, Aviation Consultant and prior AVP Operations and Maintenance at Nashville Airport Authority; Marco Toscano, Director of Customer Experience at Denver International Airport; and Joseph Kennedy, Business Development Manager at Smiths Detection. Listen on Apple Podcast and Spotify. Read the transcript here.

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