Opportunities and Risks in Pursuing Non-Aeronautical Revenue Projects at Airports

Airport Consultants Council


Thursday, June 8, 2017
1 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. EDT

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As U.S. airports continue to face significant funding challenges to implement capital improvements, many airports are pursuing options to convert land no longer needed for aeronautical purposes over to non-aeronautical uses, such as commercial development. Beware, the process of converting aeronautical land is complicated and often requires the preparation of a Federal Land Release and supporting environmental analysis. This ACC Institute online training program includes a panel of industry experts who have a detailed knowledge of FAA approval requirements, federal law on when land releases are needed, and the common risks and pitfalls experienced during the FAA approval process. Don’t miss your opportunity to get the facts straight! 


At the end of this ACC Institute online training program, participants will be able to: 

1.  Identify FAA approval and land release requirements. 
2.  Cite applicable federal case law associated with the release or disposal of federal obligated airport property. 
3.  Describe common risks and pitfalls associated with the land release process for approval to use airport land for     non-aeronautical purposes. 
4.  Summarize the lessons learned from an airport having recently completed the land release process. 

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Barton F. Gover, CM

Confirmed Speaker

Barton (Bart) F. Gover, CM, has over 18 years of experience in airport planning and client service for both commercial service and general aviation airports. He is stays on top of aviation industry trends and practices, routinely reviewing industry publications and following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) news feeds and regulations ... Read More

Peter J. Kirsch

Confirmed Speaker

Peter J. Kirsch is a partner with the law firm of Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell, and splits his time between Denver, Colorado and Washington, D.C. His practice emphasizes regulatory, environmental, and land use law for transportation and infrastructure projects. For almost 30 years, Mr. Kirsch has concentrated his practice on ... Read More

Stephanie Ward, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

As an aviation planning manager, Stephanie Ward oversees the development of planning projects for airports, as well as state and federal agencies. Stephanie has more than 25 years of experience in traditional master planning, environmental assessments, land use compatibility plans, state system plans, aviation research and public involvement. She has ... Read More

Kevin C. Klein, A.A.E.

Confirmed Speaker

Kevin C. Klein, A.A.E., is the Airport Director at Cherry Capital Airport, Northwestern Regional Airport Commission, in Traverse City, Michigan. Mr. Klein is an Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) and a member of the American Association of Airport Executives since 1994. He is a Past President of ... Read More

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Lisa Deyo, education@acconline.org