BRADLEY D. PENROD NAMED TO AAAE ENERGY/AIR SERVICE TASK FORCE
PITTSBURGH, PA. -- Bradley D. Penrod, Executive Director/CEO, Allegheny County Airport Authority, has been named to the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Energy/Air Service Task Force, which will hold its inaugural meeting July 9 in Washington. D.C.
AAAE created the task force to explore approaches that airports can take to address the rapidly changing air service landscape that is occurring because of dramatically higher fuel prices. The task force will work to develop industry consensus recommendations for a national energy policy and a potential national air service policy. More than 70 airport executives representing airports of all sizes from all parts of the country are involved with the task force.
“As fuel prices rise, the aviation industry is undergoing dramatic changes that greatly impact airport operations and communities nationwide,” AAAE President Chip Barclay said. “By pulling together airport industry leaders from across the country to participate with this important task force, we intend to shine a light on the magnitude of the challenges and develop policy recommendations that will help airports and the aviation industry weather those challenges.”
In addition to establishing the task force, AAAE, supported by 11 co-sponsoring organizations, will hold a one-day Energy/Air Service Summit on July 10 in Washington, D.C. to focus attention on these issues. DOT Secretary Mary Peters, Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND), energy experts, and a broad array of aviation industry and government officials are expected to participate in the summit.