WE promote a wider understanding of
the challenges facing civil aviation in Europe
The stated vision and mission of Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE) is to advance the collective interests of Europe's airports and promote professional excellence in airport management and operations. We aim to expand the body of knowledge in airport management and to encourage the exchange of know-how between European airports. We strive to seek co-operation with air transport to vigorously promote a wider and deeper public understanding of the value of air transport and the challenges it faces.
The Board of Directors is mainly composed of the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of 22 member airports – big and small. The Board has authority to take decisions on all relevant issues and is chaired by a President who serves for one year, with the possibility of re-election once. The President is elected by the General Assembly of ACI EUROPE.
Policy input comes from 6 committees (Policy, Aviation Security, Economics, Environmental Strategy, Facilitation and Customer Services & Technical and Operational Safety), 4 fora (Commercial Forum, Digital Communications Forum, Leadership & HR Forum and Regional Airports Forum) and several working groups, made up of experts from member airports and world business partners, which also allows ACI EUROPE to stay permanently informed of the real life challenges facing the airport industry.
Cooperation & Collaboration
ACI EUROPE works on a day-to-day basis with the institutions of the European Union, as well as the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), the European Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the SESAR Joint Undertaking and all the national civil aviation authorities in Europe. Colleagues in ACI WORLD pursue the same mission with the International Civil Aviation Organisation of the United Nations (ICAO) and other world organisations.
ACI EUROPE maintains close relationships with many national airport operator associations and with a number of organisations, with interests related to the aviation. These include Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the European Regions Airline Association (ERA), the European Low Fare Airlines Association (ELFAA), the International Charter Airlines Association (IACA), the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), Airport Regions Conference (ARC), European Disability Forum (EDF) and the European Travel Retail Council (ETRC).
ACI EUROPE naturally maintains regular dialogue on international issues with other regions of Airports Council International (ACI AFRICA, ACI ASIA-PACIFIC, ACI LATIN AMERICA-CARIBBEAN and ACI NORTH AMERICA) and our global coordination office, ACI WORLD.