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ACC President T.J. Schulz issued the following statement regarding the House Democrats’ infrastructure investment framework: “ACC fully embraces the proposal to increase the cap on PFCs and index the PFC for inflation, as proposed in the House 5-year infrastructure proposal. ACC’s member companies have a unique view of the tremendous needs at our airports today. Many terminals are not able to meet the record number of travelers today, much less handle future demand. Terminal facilities also average 40 years old and are in need of significant rehabilitation. Increasing the PFC is a key step in helping U.S. airports meet their substantial capital needs.” ACC signed on to a letter with AAAE and ACI-NA supporting the proposed increase in airport funding.
The House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure
House Democrats have released a 5 year infrastructure proposal, the "Moving Forward Framework" which would channel billions of dollars towards transformative infrastructure developments across the U.S. for highways, airports, and transit, while also promising new spending to bolster highspeed rail, highspeed internet, and clean energy projects. The proposal calls for a $30 billion increase in airport funding and includes a yet to be disclosed increase in the current $4.50 cap on the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) and indexing it for future inflation. The $30 billion increase would:
The House proposal is a broad framework of principles, and specific legislative language has not been developed yet. ACC was told in a House Transportation Committee briefing that House Democratic leadership will determine next steps and the timeframe for the infrastructure package in the coming months.
- support airport investments to meet growing passenger demand and advance FAA’s airspace modernization efforts to make air travel safer and easier;
- incentivize the development and use of sustainable aviation fuels and new aircraft technologies to reduce the carbon pollution from air travel; and
- accelerate research into noise reduction efforts in communities near U.S. airports.
Studdiford Technical Solutions is a small business consulting firm specializing in airport baggage handling and security systems. We are involved in all facets of the project lifecycle including planning ,design, installation oversight, commissioning and close-out. Results correlate to our core values of superior integrity, cost-effective pragmatic solutions, and well-rounded capabilities.
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The New York Times
The FAA published a notice in the Federal Register announcing April 1, 2020, as the deadline for each airport sponsor to notify the FAA if it will use its Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 entitlement funds (also referred to as apportioned funds) to accomplish Airport Improvement Program (AIP) eligible projects. The notice also announced May 18, 2020, as the deadline for an airport sponsor to submit a final grant application to use FY 2020 entitlement funds.
Chicago-based architectural giant Skidmore, Owings & Merrill signs a five-year, $140 million contract to design two new satellite concourses.
Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP is pleased to announce the continued growth of our firm with the promotion of colleague Heather Haney. Heather was elected as partner on January 1, 2020. The firm also announced its five newest associates.
Our Burlington office will close on Friday, January 24 and reopen on Monday, January 27 at our new location. Our website and email will be fully operational during the move and you should not experience any changes or delays in service during that time. Please update your records with our new address: 700 District Avenue, Suite 800, Burlington, MA 01803.
On January 29-30, ACC President T.J. Schulz and Director of Regulatory Affairs Sylvia Palmer participated in the bi-annual gathering of the Airport Cooperative Research Program Oversight Committee (AOC) in Irvine, CA. The AOC reviewed the updated strategic plan and approved additional research projects for 2020. The ACRP undertakes research and other technical activities in response to the needs of airport operators on a variety of airport issues. These include operations, design, construction, engineering, maintenance, human resources, administration, policy, planning, environment, safety, and security. The program welcomes the input of interested stakeholders and solicits problem statements which the AOC fully considers for project selection. ACC values ACRP research and continues to encourage its members’ and committees’ participation in the program.
|ACC Hosts Successful Global Business Summit in Collaboration with British Aviation Group (BAG)
This week found ACC in London, England, for the 2020 ACC/BAG Global Business Summit. Participants discussed topics such as the future of aviation technology and European and U.S. markets, as well as engaged in think tank sessions.Thank you to our collaborators, attendees, panelists and moderators for another excellent event! We appreciate the partnership and hope to see you all next year.
AG&E Structural Engenuity
Sanjay Agrawal, P.E., S.E., President & CEO
15280 Addison Rd., Ste. 310 Addison, TX 75001
Ph: (214) 520-7202
AG&E Structural Engenuity (AG&E-SE) is a nationally recognized, full service structural engineering consulting firm founded in Dallas, Texas in 2004. We provide sustainable structural engineering design, forensic assessments, dynamic analytics, and laser scanning for the aviation market sector using proven design techniques, computer applications, and engineering concepts. We produce quality driven structural solutions based on efficiency and economic feasibility in support of the project architectural intent and expression & the Owner’s needs.
Julian Fentress, Marketing Director
421 Broadway Denver, CO 80203
Ph: (303) 722-5000
Fentress Architects is an international design firm with studios across the US. Founded by Curtis Fentress in 1980, the firm passionately pursues the creation of iconic public architecture. Fentress is internationally known for innovation, award-winning design of airports, museums, convention centers, laboratories, higher education, civic and, government buildings.
R. David Peeples, President & CEO
201-B W. Butler Rd., Ste. 1114 Mauldin, SC 29662
Ph: (864) 270-5484
Intellisoft has spent the last decade teaming with many of the nation’s top airports to earn the reputation of the best Identity Management partner. Intellisoft’s team is dedicated to learning more about the problems experienced at airports and providing the best solutions to overcome security, operational, and business challenges faced in an ever-changing industry.
March 5: YP Perspectives from the Cockpit: A Commercial Pilot’s Terminal Area Experience
April 2: Designing for Universal Access to United States Airports
April 16: Understanding the Performance Grade (PG) Asphalt Binder System: How to Specify the Correct Binder for Your Airfield Project
April 30: TNCs, Autonomous Vehicles, and the Future of Parking
7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063