ACI-NA Media Briefing on U.S. Airport Capital Needs

WHO:            ACI-NA President, Greg Principato
                      ACI-NA Sr. Director, Economic Affairs & Research, Liying Gu

WHAT:          Webinar on 2013 ACI-NA Airport Capital Needs Survey 

WHEN:          Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EST

DETAILS: Airports Council International—North America (ACI-NA) will hold a webinar for reporters on Tuesday, January 29, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. EST on the detailed results of ACI-NA’s 2013 Capital Needs Survey.

The study is comprehensive, focusing on all airport projects, not just those that are eligible for federal grants under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP).  The ACI-NA 2011 Capital Needs study indicates that airports, including both commercial and general aviation airports, have $71.3 billion in total projects that are considered essential by the airport and airport users.  Information on the specific types of projects for all airports by hub size for 2013 – 2017 will be provided in the webinar.

Texas, California and Florida are the three states with the greatest airport capital needs.  There are eight airports (Philadelphia International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Orlando International Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, New York John F. Kennedy International Airport and Salt Lake City  International Airport) with capital needs exceeding $1.5 billion during 2013 – 2017.  Information on the projects at these airports and others with capital needs exceeding $1 billion will also be provided.

WEBINAR INFORMATION: To join the webinar, follow the directions below:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter as a Guest and provide your name.
  3. You will be prompted with the ‘Connect My Audio’ window. Please select ‘Receive a call from the meeting (dial-out)’. Enter your direct phone number to receive a call back. If you have trouble with this feature, use the Dial-In feature.
  4. Alternatively you can dial-in to the meeting via the phone. Please use the listed conference numbers on the screen.

To join the audio-only portion (NOTE: you will not be able to see the presentation):

Conference Number(s): 1-888-450-5996 or 1-719-955-1371
Participant Code: 512850

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Airports Council International - North America 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.  More than 350 aviation-related businesses are also members of the association, which is the largest of the five worldwide regions of Airports Council International.