ACC News | ACC Briefed on FAA Initiative to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions at Airports

Members of the ACC Planning and Environmental Committee and Terminal Committee held an extensive discussion with FAA representatives this week on options and opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from airports. Thanks to Chris Musei-Sequeira (CJSC LLC), ACC Planning and Environmental Committee Chair, and Jen Wolchansky (Mead & Hunt) for helping to facilitate the discussion. …

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ACC News | ACC Holds a Successful Construction Administration Workshop

Last week more than 70 ACC members and airport representatives gathered in Raleigh, NC for the ACC Construction Administration and Observation Course. Detailed presentations and interactive class exercises based on real-life examples and facilitated discussions helped educate attendees on key tenants of the CA process and how airport sponsors of FAA grant projects should administer …

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Industry News | The White House Released Revised NEPA Implementing Regulations

Today the White House Council on Environmental Quality released the revised National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementing regulations. This final ruling is to amend certain provisions of its regulations for implementing the  NEPA, addressing the purpose and need of a proposed action, agency NEPA procedures for implementing CEQ’s NEPA regulations, and the definition of “effects.” …

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Press Release | ACC Partners with Achieve More LLC to Continue Advancement of DEI Initiatives

ACC has engaged in a partnership with Achieve More LLC to continue programs and initiatives that intentionally drive equity, diversity and inclusion into the organization. Achieve More LLC will be conducting a series of listening sessions and consult on the development of ACC’s DEI mission, vision and statement. President and CEO Mariama Boney, LMSW, CAE, …

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Industry News | FAA Launches Airport Climate Challenge for Net-Zero Emissions

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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News | ACC Board of Directors Meets for an Orientation Retreat

The 2022 ACC Board of Directors and ACC staff members met for the first ever board retreat in Virginia this week. The purpose of this retreat was to set the stage for exciting initiatives coming next year. Discussions focused on identifying best practices in board governance and furthering education on key aspects related to Diversity, …

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News | A Message from T.J. Schulz, ACC President: 2022 – A Year of Resiliency & Opportunity

Welcome to 2022! The aviation industry limped through the holiday season, challenged by the new Omicron variant, impacts on airline staffing, and bad weather. Yet it seems that we are settling into a new normal of responding to new variants and developing more resiliency. It will be a continuous and challenging process, but we will …

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News | ACC Outlines Airport Recovery Trends at TRB Annual Conference

At this week’s 2022 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Conference in Washington D.C, ACC President T.J. Schulz provided perspectives on how airports will respond during the COVID-19 pandemic recovery. Schulz outlined trends in airport passenger growth and future changes in terminal design and planning that may result from the pandemic. The panel was moderated by Edward Russell …

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News | ACC Foundation Launches First-Ever Grants for Students to Attend Symposium

Applications are now being accepted for two $5,000 grants to attend the 2022 ACC/AAAE Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium in Nashville on March 1-3. Any person who is pursuing or recently received a degree applicable to airports is eligible to apply. After a highly successful fundraising campaign last year in support of the ACC Foundation, we …

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News | ACC Briefs GAO on AAM Forecasts and Airport Implications

ACC representatives recently provided insights to the General Accountability Office (GAO) regarding future forecasts on advanced air mobility (AAM) and implications for airport and vertiport infrastructure. The GAO is currently conducting this study at the request of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and is exploring various scenarios on AAM growth in the next 5-10 …

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