Operations & Technical Affairs Committee

The ACI-NA Operations & Technical Affairs Committee is the forum for the discussion and development of policies and programs that relate to airport safety planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance.

Members of the committee focus their efforts on: airfield and ramp safety, including safety management systems (SMS); terminal, apron, airfield and roadway design; satellite navigation and other next generation air traffic control system enhancements (NextGen); impacts of new large aircraft; winter operations; airspace obstruction evaluation and control; pavement design, construction and maintenance; signage; lighting; airfield markings; airport maintenance systems; and airport safety technology research and development.

Committee members assist staff with the development of legislative recommendations, responses to regulatory proposals, and coordination with industry/government working groups and task forces.  They also serve as industry representatives to a variety of aviation organizations including the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board (TRB), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and the Joint Program Development Office (JPDO) for the Next Generation Air Traffic Control System.

The Operations & Technical Affairs Committee has working groups for:


2017 Chair
Pat Neville
Vice President, Airport Planning & Technical Services
Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Committee Secretaries
Chris Oswald
(202) 293-8500

Paul Eubanks
(202) 293-8500

Wayne Harvey
(613) 560-9302


Upcoming Events

  • March 27, 2017 - March 30, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV
    ACI-NA’s Airports@Work Conference brings together the most complex facets of airport operations — safety, security, environment, information technology, and technical affairs — for a collaborative discussion about today’s...
  • May 23, 2017 - May 24, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA
    Join us in Los Angeles for the Airport Construction Strategy Summit, co-sponsored by the Airport Consultants Council and the Associated General Contractors of America. The Summit provides airport construction professionals, capital program managers...
  • June 27, 2017 - June 28, 2017 - Herndon, VA
    Recent airport crises in North America and beyond have made effective crisis management planning and execution more important for airports than ever. This workshop will feature case studies from recent events, industry perspectives, managing real-...
  • July 17, 2017 - July 19, 2017 - Seattle, WA
    ACI-NA has partnered with Boeing Commercial Airplanes to deliver essential airline strategy education to airport decision makers. If you are responsible for airport operations, air service development, or financial planning, this workshop is...