Centerlines - September 2008 - (Page 24)

ACI-NA 60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATING 60 YEARS Anniversary highlights ACI-NA’s trials, accomplishments B Y N IC OL E N E L S ON J. Victor Dallin, Philadelphia, first AOC president. W 1945 1948 Airport Operations Council formed (New York City). First meeting of AOC (Boston) hen Don Reilly began his role as Airport Operators Council International (AOCI) president in 1968, the oldest international airport owners and operators organization in the world was celebrating its 20th anniversary. When Reilly hung up his hat in 1988, AOCI was marking its 40th year of service to 230 worldwide members that were enplaning 75 percent of the world’s traffic. Twenty years into his official association retirement, Reilly reflected on his tenure at the evolved organization—now known as Airports Council International–North America—that is 60 years strong in 2008. “Through all of our efforts we always wanted revelations, but we had to sometimes settle for nice prizes,” Reilly said. “We happily had our share of both.” 1950 1955 AOC discuses runway issues 1955 1958 Aeroport de Paris becomes first non-U.S. member of AOCI 1965 First AOC International Conference held in Paris 1960 1966 AOC becomes Airport Operations Council International 1965 1968 AOC address noise issue Don Reilly hired as president 1970 1973 U.S., international governing boards merged into one 1983 Begins role in drafting international air service treaties 1975 1988 Deborah Cooper serves as interim president 24 CENTERLINES | SEPTEMBER 2008

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Centerlines - September 2008

Centerlines - September 2008
Welcome to Boston
President’s Message
Canadian Airports
Associates’ Corner
Policy Center
On the Hill and On the Stump
Downes Award
ACI-NA 60th Anniversary
Host Airport Profile
Cover Story: James L. Oberstar
Regulatory Front: Security Standards
Security: Checkpoint Evolution
Environment: Measuring Greenhouse Gases at Sea-Tac
Air Service: Wild, Wild Ride
Passenger Focus: DOT’s Complaint Desk
On Management: “TLC” at John Wayne
Revenue Arena: A Tale of Two Diversified Cities
Media Relations: New Media
Now Underway
Grand Openings
New Members
Conference Sponsors
Conference Exhibitors
Index of Advertisers/
Box Scores

Centerlines - September 2008