On January 29, the Chamber’s Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP) – one of the four Cooperation Programs under the AmCham China umbrella – co-hosted a dialogue with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on US-China Airport Planning, Construction, and Operations. The event was sponsored by The Boeing Company and supported by American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), Sea-Tac International Airport, Delta Air Lines, Landrum & Brown and Strategic Planning Services. CAAC requested this webinar in order to understand the US’s experience with airport planning, construction and operations. The Q&A session was extended to accommodate many questions from both sides. This program was a part of ACP’s larger Airport Dialogue series, which is being sponsored by The Boeing Company.
CAAC Airport Department Director Peng Ailan, FAA Office of Planning and Programing Director Bob Craven and ACP Executive Director Geoff Jackson delivered opening remarks. On the US side, FAA, SEA-TAC and Delta speakers presented on systems Approach to major airport capacity development, aviation planning at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and airline partnership in airport planning and design respectively. Chinese speakers presented on Beijing Daxing International Airport Green Building Design Practices; Guangzhou Airport’s Planning to Build the World First Class Airport; and The Challenges of China’s Airport Planning and Construction Development.
Over 70 participants joined the discussion, including representatives form CAAC, CAAC regional administrations, Chinese airports, and research and engineering companies. With this, ACP also wishes to express their special thanks to AAAE Vice President Spencer Dickerson, and ACP Airport Committee Co-chairs Celia Fremberg and Matt Lee for their assistance in helping to make this event possible.
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