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FAA Officials Discuss ACDBE Program, Airport Grants

FAA Officials Discuss ACDBE Program, Airport Grants

Potential changes to the parameters guiding the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) program warrant discussion, FAA officials said Wednesday on the weekly industry call hosted by the Airport Restaurant & Retail Association (ARRA). ARRA Board Chair Pat Murray asked about opportunities to tweak the DBE and ACDBE programs to…

“Radical Change” Called For As Airports Grapple With Downturn

“Radical Change” Called For As Airports Grapple With Downturn

Deborah Flint, president and CEO, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), called for a radical change in the business model for airports as the pandemic continues to quash demand for travel. Speaking on the weekly industry call hosted jointly by the Airport Restaurant & Retail Association (ARRA) and the Airport Minority…

Canadian Airports Struggle As Pandemic Digs Deeper

Canadian Airports Struggle As Pandemic Digs Deeper

Canadian aviation executives gave their perspectives on passenger traffic recovery on the weekly industry call hosted jointly by the Airport Restaurant & Retail Association (ARRA) and the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC). Listeners heard from James Cherry, former president and CEO, Aéroports de Montréal and strategic aviation advisor for ARUP;…

Airport, City Officials Discuss Support for Concessionaires

Airport, City Officials Discuss Support for Concessionaires

Flexibility is key in making sure small businesses survive the current upheaval, says Vernon Evans, board member, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Speaking on the weekly industry call sponsored jointly by the Airport Restaurant & Retail Association (ARRA) and the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC), Evans says DFW is focused…

Airport, City Officials Discuss Support for Concessionaires

Hopes Dim For Quick Aviation Aid

…Subcommittee on aviation, and Sam Whitehorn, co-founder and principal, Elevate Government Affairs, participated in the weekly industry call held jointly by the Airport Restaurant & Retail Association (ARRA) and the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC). Whitehorn told call participants that “the likelihood of something happening before the election is really…