Message from the President

Dear Members and Friends:

"The biggest stumbling block to starting a new business - and succeeding - for anyone, is money. For women, the challenge is multiplied." - Carla Harris, Chair of the National Women's Business Council.

As we honor National Women's Small Business Month, w e invite you to join us in celebrating more than 11 million women business owners in this country, as well as the aspiring women entrepreneurs of the future. Did you know that woman-owned businesses in the U.S. support nearly 9 million jobs and generate annual revenues of $1.6 trillion? Furthermore, nearly 8 out of 10 new woman-owned business launched since 2007 were started by women of color!

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is a wonderful resource to start, grow, expand and recover your business, I encourage you to explore what resources are available for women by clicking this link.


Krystal J. Brumfield
President & CEO
Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)
Teaming to Build Airports of the Future

Join AMAC, ACC, MBDA and Massport on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Boston Logan International Airport Rental Car Facility from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm for a seminar designed for companies interested in airport Architecture, Engineer and Construction (AEC) opportunities.

Scholar Spotlight: Justin Tonascia

" This scholarship allows me to focus on my studies instead of working a job and I wish to thank everyone in AMAC for giving me this opportunity." - Justin Tonascia

Aimhigh ESG & Elevate Brands win SFO T3 Concession Lease

AMAC member, Aimhigh ESG, and Elevate Brands have won the highly sought after San Francisco International Airport Terminal 3 Coffee and Quick Serve Concession Lease. The space totals 1,991 square feet and the two concepts are a Green Beans Coffee and the very first ever San Francisco Mac & Cheese Kitchen.

Test Flights for Aviation Careers

Women and minorities have been an essential part of the aviation industry since the beginning, and are succeeding today in nearly every aviation occupation. To continue this success, it's essential to develop a diverse workforce early by teaching students about the possibilities of a career in aviation and how it meshes with their skills and interests. 
Concessions International & H&H Hospitality Open Shake Shack 

Shake Shack is now open in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta (ATL) International Airport, Concourse A near Gate 28. The long-awaited Shake Shack is a joint venture between AMAC members, Concessions International and H&H Hospitality, an Atlanta Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE).

PSP ACDBE Goals - Non-Rental Cars and Rental Cars

Palm Springs International Airport's overall goal for concessions other than car rental during the period beginning October 1, 2018 and ending September 30, 2021 is 4.6%. The goal is expressed as a percentage of the total estimated gross receipts for concessions at Palm Springs International Airport.

2018 Airport Business 40 Under 40

The Airport Business Top 40 Under 40 showcases top talent and leading thinkers in the aviation industry who are building success today and innovations for the future. Candidates for 2018 were vetted on innovation, outstanding attributes and commitment and involvement in the industry.

Congress Approves 5-Year FAA Reauthorization Bill

The U.S. Senate passed legislation today by a vote 96-3 reauthorizing federal aviation programs.  The U.S. House passed its version of the legislation on September 26 by a vote of 398-23.  Today's action clears the legislation for signature by the President. The legislation authorizes a total of $96.7 billion in funding for federal aviation programs over five years (FY 2019-2023).  

House Approves Bill that Would Regulate Airline Seat Sizes

The government is one step closer to coming up with regulation on minimum seat sizes for airline flights after the House passed the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act. The legislation would extend funding for the FAA for another five years but also includes provisions that would affect air travelers.