Two aviation association executives have been appointed chairman and vice chairman of the Transportation Security Administration’s Aviation Security Advisory Committee (Asac).
American Association of Airport Executives
The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and National Air Transportation Association (NATA) both recently submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on proposed new rules for limiting de-icing fluid runoff at commercial airports. The EPA proposal would establish standards for the amount of aircraft de-icing fluid that airports must recapture and prevent from entering wastewater runoff.
The FAA and co-sponsors Mitre and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) are holding the first International Runway Safety Summit December 1 to 3 in Washington, D.C. All aviation safety professionals are invited, including pilots, controllers, researchers, aviation executives and government and labor officials.
The Department of Transportation has drawn fire from the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) for a plan to set aside for “current and future administrative support costs” $3.2 million of the $10 million appropriated by Congress under the Small Community Air Service Development Program.
Although Congress is on its annual summer vacation, the battle over privatization of ATC continued at press time. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.) said in a telephone press conference on August 13 that they will fight a proposal in the pending FAA reauthorization bill that would allow privatization of 69 general aviation control towers now staffed by FAA controllers.
General aviation organizations have been working with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) this summer to develop security recommendations for GA airports of all sizes, and a report is expected to be issued near the end of this month.
Local airport advocacy, airport preservation and security, airspace access and ATC modernization were among the concerns of attendees at the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) general aviation issues conference held at Van Nuys Airport last month.
“We have 700 million passengers each year and we can’t treat them all as terrorists,” American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) president Chip Barclay told nearly 500 people attending a late-October “Aviation Security Summit” at the NTSB’s headquarters in Washington.
The Springfield-Branson Regional Airport (SGF) in Missouri has become the first borrower under a new $300 million airport projects pooled loan financing program created by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).
The National Air Transportation Association has increased the size of its Washington-area staff with the hiring of former Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) president Stan Mackiewicz and Beth Van Emburgh, who had been working at the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA).
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