Catherine Rule, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Airports [Townsville] Pty. Ltd. Appointed to ACI-Pacific Regional Board

3rd ACI-Pacific Small Airports Seminar - 2002

What does ACI do?

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 Controller’s 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 world’s 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 airports' interests.

  • 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 international developments.

  • to generate programs and services which meet members' needs and contribute to membership retention and growth.