The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) has announced the selection of former Florida Congressman and Chair of the House Transportation Committee John Mica as the recipient of the 2017 ACC Aviation Award of Excellence. The award will be presented on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 during the ACC 39th Annual Conference and Exposition awards luncheon in San Diego, CA.
The Aviation Award of Excellence award is presented annually to recognize an individual’s extraordinary contributions to the aviation industry that are visionary and innovated, have advanced the industry, and have served the good of the general public.
Rep. John Mica has distinguished himself throughout a long career on Capitol Hill as a consistent and strong advocate for U.S. airports and the aviation system. Mica was an integral member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, including Chairman from 2011-2012. During his term as Chairman, he drove 55 bills to passage, 30 of which were signed to law. Mica also chaired the House Subcommittee on Aviation, where he championed a number of advancements including the passage of long-term FAA reauthorization bills in 2003, 2008 and 2012.
Mica lead the country through the recovery from the 9/11 attacks by establishing the Air Transportation Stabilization Board and served as one of the key primary authors of legislation that established the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). His consistency as an advocate for necessary investment in our nation’s airport system, including support for increased funding and raising the cap on Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs) to meet our country’s needs, made him a champion for the industry.
“Given his tremendous support and leadership in improving our nation’s aviation and airport system, ACC is extremely honored to recognize John Mica as the recipient of the 2017 Aviation Award of Excellence,” said ACC President, T.J. Schulz. “Rep. Mica had a long, distinguished career that was marked by notable achievements in legislation that improved U.S. airports and increased the security of the traveling public. This recognition by the airport development industry is well deserved.”