message from the president
Dear Members and Friends:
Krystal J. Brumfield
President & CEO
Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)
8th Annual FAA National Civil Rights Training Conference for Airports
Government and Industry experts will be providing FREE training, guidance, technical assistance, and regulatory updates in the following airport civil rights program areas: Airport Accessibility, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program and Title VI including Limited English Proficiency/Environmental Justice
Holiday Inn Capitol
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - Thursday, August 3, 2017
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Supplier Diversity Day
Broward College has partnered with the State of Florida Department of Management Services to bring this special event that will feature panel discussions to address barriers faced by small, minority and women-owned businesses in public contracting and matchmaking; plus networking one-on-one sessions with exhibitors.
Omni Auditorium Broward College North Campus
Friday, August 25, 2017
11 am - 3:15 pm
Scholar Spotlight: Trevor Nelson
Catalyst Awards and Foundation Scholarship Luncheon
In the early years of federal business diversity regulation in the airport industry, the efforts in many companies were merely "compliance driven," Bob Bouta, Senior Vice President of Properties and Facilities for Avis Budget Group, Inc., recalls. As a committed member of the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC), Bouta has worked to affirm that inclusion of minorities and women business owners and employees in the industry be recognized as "value driven." For that reason, and many others, Bouta was recently honored by AMAC with their Catalyst Award for Advocate of the Year.
The Port of Seattle, Selects New Senior Manager, Airport Dining and Retail
Rock & Brews at LAX Airport Named Airport "Bar of the Year"
Rock & Brews, the energized restaurant and entertainment brand co-founded by rock icons Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS, prevailed at the 2017 Airport Food and Beverage (FAB) conference in Toronto recently, winning "Bar of the Year" award.
ACRP Seeks FY 2018 ACRP Legal Studies Program Study Topics
The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) seeks study topics for the FY 2018 ACRP Legal Studies Program. This is an industry-driven, applied research program that develops near-term, practical solutions to problems faced by airport operators.
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U.S. DOT Announces $169.3 Million in Infrastructure Grants to 85 Airports
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the Federal Aviation Administration will award $169.3 million in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants for 85 airports.
Boeing Forecasts 1.2 Million Pilots and Technicians Needed by 2036
Boeing released its 2017 Pilot and Technician Outlook today at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and projects a demand for more than 1.2 million pilots and technicians over the next 20 years.
Global Business Flight Activity Continues Growth in 2017
The JSSI Business Aviation Index for Q2 2017 indicates continued growth in business aviation flight activity worldwide, which follows the steady growth reported in the first quarter of 2017.
Delta Launches Biometrics to Board Aircraft at DCA
Delta customers now can use fingerprints instead of their boarding pass to board any Delta aircraft at Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). ts.
Senate Might Not Act On Must-Pass Aviation Bill Until September
Senate action on a must-pass aviation bill may not take place until September - the same month the legislation faces a deadline. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, told reporters that the timing of a long-term bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hinge on how the upper chamber tackles other legislative priorities, including a defense policy bill.