Today, our guest blogger, Mead & Hunt architect and Group Leader David Mason, writes about the upcoming ACI-NA Conference in San Diego. David has always designed aviation architecture and after 20 years, he still loves it. He enjoys problem solving and can’t wait to work on his next creation. If you are headed to the conference, look for him and our team!
It is ACI-NA conference time again and a chance for airports, airlines, consultants and vendors to get together and talk about the industry.
And there is A LOT to talk about: FAA reauthorization, an all-too common subject at these meetings; Next Gen and where the FAA is in the process; TSA and the impacts to our business; and one of the biggest issues – the economy and how it has impacted travel, airline seats, funding and our airport partners’ business models.
Every year at this time we get a chance to reflect and look forward. However, this year, the future appears to have more challenges than past years. But as an industry, we have overcome so much that I am confident these new challenges will be overcome with the same “roll-your-sleeves-up-and-let’s-get-it-done” attitude we have always had.
This year, five of us from Mead & Hunt will be going to the conference. Laura Morland will be attending the Environmental Committee Meetings, while Tom Schnetzer will be participating in Operations and Technical Committee Meetings. In addition, Rose Agnew, Mark Breukink, and I will be at the conference, as well.
We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!