ACI is the "voice of the world's
airports" in interacting with other world bodies,
including the International Civil Aviation Organization
(ICAO), the International Air Transport Association
(IATA), and the International Federation of Air Line
Pilots' Associations (IFALPA). ACI has observer status
with ICAO and consultative status with the United Nations'
Economic and Social Council (UN/ECOSOC).
ACI also works closely with the International Federation
of Air Traffic Controllers Associations (IFACTA), the
International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries
Associations (ICCAIA) and other worldwide organizations.
ACI is a member of the International Industry Working
Group (IIWG), which brings together the three principal
segments of the worlds aviation industry namely airports,
airlines and manufacturers. This tripartite group (ACI,
IATA and ICCAIA) is entrusted with tackling common problems
related to the design, development and compatibility
of aircraft and airports.
ACI presents the collective positions of its membership,
which are established through committees, endorsed by
the ACI World Governing Board and reflect the common
interests of the airport community.
ACI has the following missions:
to promote legislation, regulations
and international agreements that support member
to contribute to increased cooperation,
mutual assistance, information exchange and learning
opportunities for member airports.
to provide member airports with
timely information and analysis of domestic and
to generate programs and services
which meet members' needs and contribute to membership
retention and growth.