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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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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Industry News | FAA Deputy Administrator Brad Mims Discusses Workforce Diversity

(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, …

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Industry News | FAA Opens Applications for Aviation Workforce Development Grants

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, …

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ACC Seeks Input on FAA Reauthorization Priorities

With the current FAA authorization legislation expiring on Sept. 30, 2023. ACC is currently undertaking an effort to identify key priorities in the upcoming reauthorization effort. To help develop ACC’s reauthorization policies, ACC formed an ACC Reauthorization Task Force, with representatives holding a diversity of perspectives and expertise in all areas of airport development and …

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ACC News | ACC Provides BIL Update at ACEC National Conference

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 …

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ACC Provides Key Focus Areas on FAA Reauthorization Process

This week, ACC submitted a list of key priority focus areas in the upcoming Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) reauthorization process to the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. The current FAA authorization expires on Sept. 30, 2023. ACC convened an FAA Reauthorization Task Force and solicited recommendations from ACC’s technical committee members. The initial …

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