ACC joined representatives from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) to provide perspectives on the opportunities and challenges presented by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) during the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Spring Legislative Conference. ACC President T.J. Schulz described the funding programs …

When airfield operators are challenged by aviation stakeholders to keep their airfields safe and efficient, Moog and their Digital Airfield Solutions offerings support these operators by integrating multiple complex airfield systems seamlessly into existing airfield operational processes to optimize situation awareness and control. You can learn more about Moog here.

The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) is pleased to welcome Carrie Shaeffer, Vice President, National Director of Aviation for Swinerton, to the ACC Board of Directors. She fills a vacancy from the departure of Krista Tapley, Director of Sales for Arconas. “ACC appreciates the tremendous contributions and perspectives that Krista Tapley provided during her tenure on …

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has awarded more than $608 million to build safer, more accessible airports serving a wide swath of the country. The first round of 2022 Airport Improvement Program (AIP)  grants will go to 441 airports located in big cities, small towns, and everywhere in between across 46 states, …

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 …

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Airport Safety and Standards (AAS) has published Advisory Circular (AC), 150/5335-5D, Standardized Method of Reporting Airport Pavement Strength – PCR.

The FAA is now accepting applications for two Aviation Workforce Development Grant programs. The goal of these programs is to grow and develop a more diverse group of candidates of aviation professionals like pilots and aviation maintenance technicians. The two being offered, Aircraft Pilots Workforce Development Grant and Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce Development Grants, …

ACC’s Lisa Deyo, Senior Director of Education & Accreditation and Sylvia Palmer, Vice President of Operations & Regulatory Affairs, are among the inaugural group of accredited U.S. Airport Professionals!  ACI-NA launched the accredited e-learning training curriculum in 2020 to equip professionals with leadership and strategic management skills necessary for personal and professional advancement in the U.S. airport …

(Photo: Bombardier) During a Bombardier celebration last week, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Deputy Administrator Brad Mims spoke on the importance of collaboration and diversity in the aviation industry’s workforce. Mims sited the need for pilots, air traffic controllers, airway safety specialists, aviation maintenance technicians, and safety inspectors along with newer skills like drone pilots, …

The US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) along with US airports have launched the Airport Climate Challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to support the Biden-Harris Administrations goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. US airports have a number of programs offered to achieve this, including grants for low- or zero-emissions vehicles, renewable …

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