October 20, 2017
Join Nicole L. Mangino, Esq., Vice President and Director of Field Operations with XL Catlin, in an informative, interactive workshop on Monday, November 6, from 1:30 - 2:30 pm at the 39th Annual Conference & Exposition. The workshop will cover recent trends in airport contracting, how to identify indemnification provision, and strategies to negotiate and mitigate problematic clauses with airport clients. Please click here to express your interest in this exciting session!
October 12, 2017
ACC hosted the 2017 Airfield Pavement Design, Evaluation & Analysis Workshop from October 4-6 in Kansas City, MO. Registrations sold out prior to the workshop, setting the basis for a very successful event. Participants not only learned the basics on topics such as airfield pavement types, pavement performance, and aircraft traffic, but many of the presentations featured recent updates to FAA guidance. A key benefit of this course is the five workshops that attendees run through, which allows them the opportunity to work real-world problems under the guidance of the instructors. Our appreciation goes out to our course instructors with both Applied Pavement Technologies, Inc. and the FAA! Stay tuned for information about the east coast ACC Airfield Pavement Design, Evaluation & Analysis Workshop early next year!
ACC Young Professionals Forum Holds #LAXontheMoveWebinar
October 5, 2017
Over 50 attendees tuned into the ACC Young Professionals Forum webinar on October 3, 2017, to learn about the largest terminal re-shuffle in U.S. history. The #LAXontheMove webinar provided a high-level look inside airport operations during the move, the airline's perspective, and technologies and methods utilized to run the project smoothly. The ACC Young Professionals Forum would like to thank Grant Gray, Faith Group; Katia Mayhew, Delta Airlines; Viji Prasad, LAWA; and David Arredondo, LAWA, for their participation as panelists. The YP Forum would also like to commend Kaly Queiroz for an excellent job organizing the webinar. If you are interested in joining the YP Forum or participating in YP leadership, please contact Pinar Maurice at email@example.com.
October 3, 2017
Plan now to join your colleagues at ACC's 39th Annual Conference & Exposition from November 6-8 in San Diego, California to learn the latest business trends in the aviation industry. This event will also provide a great opportunity to renew and broaden your professional industry contacts. The latest agenda include details on all the great sessions that will be available at this year's conference, including a Keynote Address from Robert Poole, Director of Transportation and Co-Found of the Reason Foundation. Register and book your hotel rooms now - reduced rates end on October 16!
September 28, 2017
Major hurricanes over the past few weeks have had catastrophic impacts on communities and families in Texas, parts of Florida, and Puerto Rico. We are asking our members to consider providing a contribution to support the relief efforts for those impacted in these areas. Please consider donating to our fellow citizens and those in the airport community impacted by the storms by visiting the AAAE/ACI-NA Hurricane Relief Fund webpage. Your donation is tax-deductible and 100% of the funds will be distributed to those affected. If would like to donate to a local organization, please visit gofundme.com for a full list of hurricane relief campaigns.
ACC Participates in Future Travel Experience Global Conference
September 12, 2017
ACC had a prominent role at the Future Travel Experience (FTE) Conference in Las Vegas last week. ACC was a sponsoring partner of the event, which featured a number of sessions exploring new technologies and their impact on the future of travel. ACC President T.J. Schulz provided opening remarks on the second day and discussed trends in improving security checkpoints. Security was also a key focus during a co-creation lab that Schulz and AAAE's Chris Runde facilitated on the last day. ACC's Director of Marketing, Membership and Meeting Services, Colleen Flood, hosted the ACC booth on the exhibit floor and interfaced with numerous members and other aviation experts.
ACC Represented Coast to Coast!
July 27, 2017
was a busy week for ACC as staff participated in high-level airport development
events across the country. ACC President T.J. Schulz moderated a panel
discussion on procurement practices at the Airports P3 Summit in San Diego. ACC
Board Chair Roddy Boggus with Suffolk participated in the P3 procurement panel
and joined Schulz and Matt Griffin in welcoming a number of guests at the ACC
booth. Over 900 delegates attended the conference. In Miami, Colleen Flood and
Daniel Jagdmann joined hundreds of colleagues at the Florida Airports Council
Annual Conference, where they met up with a number of ACC members and other
July 20, 2017
record-setting number of 250 participants joined the Airport Consultants
Council (ACC) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for the ninth
annual Security Capabilities Workshop last week in Washington, D.C. Industry
experts and representatives from the TSA and Department of Homeland Security
shared upcoming initiatives, global security trends, and insight into the TSA’s
recent reorganization and future security initiatives. Attendees also had the
opportunity to engage face-to-face with the TSA in smaller, interactive
ACC would like to extend a special thank you to
Michael Saunders of General Dynamics Missions Systems, ACC Security Committee
Chair and Robin Baughman, VTC, ACC Security Committee Vice Chair, for their
hard work in organizing the event. ACC would also like to thank Robyn Peters
and Melissa Conley of the TSA for assisting in the event’s organization. We
look forward to seeing everyone the 2018 Security Capabilities Workshop. To reference presentations and other materials from the 2017 ACC/TSA Security Capabilities workshop, please visit the resource page.
July 19, 2017
The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) is pleased to announce the selection of Mario Wilson of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for the 2017 ACC Agency Best Practices Award.
ACC Young Professionals Meet in Downtown Chicago for Regional Meet-Up
July 18, 2017
The ACC Young Professionals Forum held the most recent
Regional Meet-Up in Downtown Chicago on July 18, 2017. The event,
organized by Sarah Contreras, Chris Groh, Adam Hardy and Connor Maldonato,
hosted over 30 participants interested in networking and learning from their
airport development peers. The ACC YPs would like to extend a thank you
to Kimley-Horn and Landrum & Brown for sponsoring the Chicago Meet-Up. The
next ACC YP Forum Regional Meet-Up will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area
on August 3, 2017.
ACC Young Professionals Forum Hosts Second Regional Meet-Up in Washington, D.C.
June 29, 2017
The ACC YP Forum held their second Regional Meet-Up in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area in conjunction with the 2017 ACC Airports Technical Workshop. Over 30 attendees participated, including a number of mentors and associates that engaged and networked with the YPs. An overall success, the YP Forum looks forward to holding Regional Meet-Ups across the nation on a consistent basis. The next event will be located in Chicago on July 18, 2017. A special thank you to YP Forum Lead Sri Kumar and Connico, Inc. for planning and hosting the event.
FAA and Industry Share Best Practices at the 2017 ACC Airports Technical Workshop
June 29, 2017
Up to 20 FAA officials joined ACC members at the 2017 Airports Technical Workshop last week in Arlington, Virginia. The event was well-attended across two days, and included a number of technical sessions that featured FAA decision makers and industry subject matter experts. Participants engaged in roundtable discussions on new and pending Advisory Circulars, guidelines, regulations and legislation that might affect airport planning, environmental permitting and engineering. Thank you to our sponsors, Mead & Hunt, HMMH, and Airport Improvement for assisting ACC to throw a successful workshop. We look forward to next year!
June 21, 2017
The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) is excited to announce the selection of Karen Miles, Civil Engineering Project Manager in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Seattle Airports District Office for the 2017 ACC Agency Best Practices Award.
June 16, 2017
The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) is pleased to welcome Forrest Swonsen, Associate Vice President, Airport Systems and Services at TransCore, as a new member of the ACC Board of Directors.
ACC welcomes new member Secure Insights
June 6, 2017
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June 1, 2017
ACC, the Airports Council International – North America and the Associated General Contractors of America wrapped up the third annual Airport Construction Strategy Summit last week in Los Angeles, CA. The ongoing work at LAX was prominently discussed given the location of the event, along with other airport projects and best practices across the country. Sessions discussed DBE/MBE/WBE involvement, project leadership, and the ongoing infrastructure debate taking place in Washington, D.C. Airport sponsors, consultants, and contractors explored their collective roles in the successful outcome of large projects. The open discussion the event provides was welcome, and the event organizers are planning on holding this event again next year in the late spring.
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ACC Young Professionals Forum Holds First Regional Meet-Up in the Greater L.A. Area
May 23, 2017
The ACC Young Professionals Forum held their first regional meet-up last week, thanks to the sponsorship of HNTB. Almost 20 members in the greater Los Angeles area gathered to network. A goal this year of the YP Forum leadership is to grow these types of events around the country and offer members an opportunity to meet peers in their region. The next event will be held later in June as part of the ACC Airports Technical Workshop on June 21-22 in Arlington, VA. Special thanks to Jennie Santoro and HNTB for planning and hosting the event.
May 20, 2017
ACC President T.J. Schulz moderated a panel discussion of industry experts that explored the use of facilitated partnering for airport projects. The session was held on May 19 at the International Partnering Institute (IPI) Collaboration 2017 Conference in San Francisco, and included panelists Roddy Boggus, Executive Vice President of Aviation, Suffolk, and ACC Board Chair; Duane Boreham, Vice President, Aviation Group, Q&D Construction; Kevin Bumen, Director of Airports, San Luis Obispo County; and Judy Ross, Deputy Director, Planning & Development, Mineta San Jose International Airport. The panelists discussed the benefits of using facilitated partnering for airport projects, how to gain support and integrate partnering into projects, and future prospects for partnering in aviation.
May 04, 2017
ACC is excited to announce the selection of former Florida Congressman and Chair of the House Transportation Committee John Mica as the recipient of the 2017 ACC Aviation Award of Excellence.