Centerlines - October 2011 - (Page 13)

CANADIAN AIRPORTS The Time for Border Vision Our Security Threats Come from Outside North America, Not Within centerlines Airports Council International – North America 1775 K Street NW Suite 500 Washington, DC 20006 (202) 293-8500 www.aci-na.org ® “We as good neighbors are true friends, because we maintain our own rights with frankness, because we refuse to accept the twists of secret diplomacy, because we settle our disputes by consultation and because we discuss our common problems in the spirit of the common good.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt on Canada-U.S. relations, 1938 I N R E C E N T M E M O R Y Canada and the U.S. have embarked on a ACI-NA Staff Greg Principato President Deborah McElroy Executive Vice President, Policy and External Affairs Thomas Smith Senior Director, Digital Communications Published by mission to integrate our operations, focus more effectively on points of commonality while preserving our distinctions where they exist. I am referring, of course, to the Canadian and U.S. operations of the CAC and ACI-NA. Such an exercise, however daunting, would be equally well considered for our national governments. Canada and the U.S. have the longest shared border in the world. We are the world’s biggest trading partners and enjoy highly integrated economies, shared commitments to democracy, civil liberties, economic prosperity and continental security. Since February our countries are endeavouring to improve cooperation on border issues. The Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness initiative, which has the backing of our top elected leaders, could not come at a better time. While there have been promising programs, such as NEXUS, over the past decade our shared border has been thickened while resources for border services tightened. The result is reduced efficiency at the border—an unfortunate yoke on our long history of free flowing travellers and goods between our countries. Canada’s airports welcome the renewed focus on the Canada-U.S. border. It is our hope that it will lead to more ambitious levels of cooperation that will allow us to reverse border thickening and allocate border resources where it makes the most sense: On the perimeter. What is needed to mark real progress on the fi le is a recognition that the greatest threats to our security come from outside North America, not from within. When Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama get together this fall to announce the outcome of the Perimeter Security initiative, Canada’s airports will be looking to see just how ambitious our governments have been. Real progress requires both vision and dogged determination. Recent statements by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano are heartening. She told reporters in mid-August that the two governments are working toward “mutual intent that this border not be thickened, but that it is made more efficient.” President Roosevelt would approve. BILL RESTALL CHAIRMAN CANADIAN AIRPORTS COUNCIL Naylor, LLC 5950 NW 1st Place Gainesville, FL 32607 (800) 369-6220 www.naylor.com Publisher Jill Andreu Editor Christine Cusatis Project Manager Megan Sapp Marketing Kent Agramonte Bookleader Shane Holt Sales Representatives Brian Agnes, Brian Donohoe, Chris Vermeulen, Chris Zabel, Erik Henson, Jeff Bunkin, Joey Kennedy, Krys D’Antonio, Lou Brandow, Marcus Weston, Norbert Musial, Rick Sauers, Robyn Leynes, Shaun Greyling, Susan Maracle Designer Robert Mensies Centerlines is published quarterly by Naylor, LLC, on behalf of the Airports International CouncilNorth America. The opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the publisher, nor of ACI-NA. ©2011 Airports Council International-North America, which is the exclusive owner of all rights and interest in the published work, unless otherwise agreed to in writing. ACI-NA and its members may reproduce the magazine, and the published work, in whole or in part in any media without prior authorization from Naylor. ®Centerlines is a registered trademark of ACI-NA. ©2011 Airports Council International-North America PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2011/ACI-Q0311/5289 E-mail address changes to: publications@aci-na.org or mail to: 1775 K Street NW Suite 500 Washington, DC 20006 E-mail comments to centerlines@aci-na.org. www.aci-na.org | CENTERLINES 13 http://www.aci-na.org http://www.naylor.com http://www.aci-na.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Centerlines - October 2011

Welcome Message
President’s Message
Canadian Airports
Associates’ Corner
Policy Corner
On the Hill and On the Stump
The 2011 William E. Downes Jr. Award
Host Airport
Cover Story: Money, Service and Regulations are Top Concerns at Small Airports
Feature: Celebrating 20 Years of Annual Conferences
Feature: The Heart of the City—Aerotropolis Concept Positions Airports as City Cores
Security: TSA Reauthorization
Passenger Focus: Wings for Autism
On Management: Health and Happiness—Wellness Programs Benefit Employee and Employer
Grand Openings
Now Underway
New Members
Conference Sponsors
Conference Exhibitors
Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
Box Scores

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