Message from the President

Dear Members and Friends:
 
We are prepared to participate in yet another event-filled week for team AMAC!  On Thursday, May 24 I am speaking at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport's State of the Airport and Industry Day Symposium. This dynamic two-day aviation event is designed to provide an inside look at the state's largest airport and showcase new projects and upcoming plans to the business community and government officials on the State of the Air Transportation industry.

On Friday, May 25 we are exhibiting at the New York State NYC Regional MWBE Opportunities Expo. The MWBE Regional Expos are designed to connect minority and women-owned businesses to New York State agencies, authorities and prime contractors.  We encourage you to participate in both of these FREE events if you are able. Learn more about the Birmingham event here and the New York event here

Additionally, our offices will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. It takes courage to keep the faith of the people alive and fight with courage for the people of the country. Our soldiers deserve all the honor and respect. Sending warm wishes to you on Memorial Day.

Sincerely,

Krystal J. Brumfield
President & CEO
Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)
EVENTS
Smoot Construction Outreach Event

John Glenn Columbus Airport
Thursday, May 31, 2018
4:00 am - 6:00 pm ET

DC Airport Opportunities Fair

Airport Marriott Hotel
Monday, June 25, 2018

9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET

FAA Civil Rights Training Conference 

The Ritz-Carlton
July 17 - 19, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

Airport Business Diversity Conference

The Westin Seattle
August 21 - August 25, 2018
View the  Agenda


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Cyber Security Update

I n an effort to increase security for our website and email boxes, advanced security features have been added. The new features include:  Anti Virus;  Spam Filtering;  Reporting;  Content Filtering;  Outbound Filtering;  Attachment Defense;  DLP (Data Loss Prevention);  Encrypt;  Emergency Inbox; Email Spooling and  Instant Replay.

As a reminder, please be cautious of suspicious links in emails and websites that you visit. If it looks like spam or a virus, treat it as such by deleting the email immediately from your inbox and deleted items folder. Check out additional safety tips found here .
2018 AMAC Election Nominations

It is time to begin the 2018 Board of Directors Campaign and Election process! The nomination period is June 5 - June 19, 2018. This period is not only an opportunity to vote for AMAC leadership but also to help frame and support the future of the organization.

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AVIATION NEWS
American Airlines Tightening Rules on Emotional Support Animals

American Airlines has joined United and Delta in tightening restrictions on emotional support animal in the cabin. Its new rules were issued earlier this month and discussed on the airline's "Tell Me Why" podcast.

Uber Details Path to Aerial Ridesharing on a Massive Scale

Industry may be unsure whether it is a vision or a mirage, but Uber's Elevate initiative is pushing hard across a wide front in an effort to advance urban air mobility from concept to reality as fast as possible.

Alaska Airlines Will Become First U.S. Airline to Dump Plastic Straws

Alaska Airlines will stop using plastic stir straws and plastic cocktail citrus picks, continuing the company's role in the trend of businesses becoming environmentally proactive. The airline will instead use white birch stir sticks for coffee and bamboo picks for cocktails.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
House FY19 Bill to Reimburse Airports for Trump Visits

The House Appropriations Committee is considering a Fiscal Year 2019 transportation budget that will tighten the FAA's budgetary resources overall but include some funding for certain airports affected by security protocols surrounding President Donald Trump's travel to his residences.

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