Airports Welcome Continued Collaboration with New TSA Administrator Pekoske

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

​October 17, 2017

 

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association for commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today welcomed new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David E. Pekoske’s renewed commitment to industry collaboration on aviation security provided in his keynote address to ACI-NA’s Public Safety and Security Conference. 

 

“The work airports and our partners are doing to navigate our dynamic and complex security landscape could not be more important, especially as the industry prepares for continued traffic growth in the years ahead,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke.  “Airports appreciate the strong partnership we have forged with TSA and we look forward to continuing that work with Administrator Pekoske in his new role.  We know he will be a great partner to airports as we work together for the safety and security of our passengers and employees.”

 

Ensuring the safety and security of the traveling public is the top priority for airports.  North American airports continue to work with policymakers to ensure federal agencies like TSA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have the adequate funding for staffing to provide seamless and expeditious security screening while maintaining the safety and security of the traveling public.

 

About ACI-NA

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America.  Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports.  Collectively, U.S. airports employ more than 1.3 million people and account for $1.2 trillion in economic activity—or seven percent of the total U.S. workforce and eight percent of GDP.  Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada's GDP. Learn more at www.aci-na.org.