What Does ACI Do?
ACI consists of some 597 member airports and airport authorities, operating over 1679 airports in 177 countries/territories. 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.