ACC Opportunities and Risks in Pursuing Non-Aeronautical Revenue Projects at Airports On-Demand Webinar

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This ACC on-demand webinar focuses on how U.S. airports can help fund capital improvements by converting land over to non-aeronautical uses, such as commercial development. Industry experts will discuss opportunities to optimize airport landside assets to help bolster non-aeronautical revenue, and explore FAA approval requirements, common risks and pitfalls, and federal law on when land releases are needed. Relevant provisions in the newly-passed FAA reauthorization bill will also be covered.


At the end of this ACC on-demand webinar, participants will be able to:
• Understand opportunities and options to optimize airport assets to simulate development.
• Identify FAA approval and land release requirements. 
• Cite applicable federal case law associated with the release or disposal of federal obligated airport property.
• Describe common risks and pitfalls associated with the land release process for approval to use airport land for non-aeronautical purposes.
• Summarize the key provisions from the recently-passed FAA reauthorization bill and implications for FAA’s role in future projects.


• T.J. Schulz (Moderator), President, Airport Consultants Council (ACC)
• Peter J. Kirsch, Partner, Kaplan, Kirsch & Rockwell LLP
• Louis Wolinetz, Aviation Finance Lead, WSP USA


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PDH, CM and LU credits/hours are not offered for this ACC on-demand webinar. However, after viewing the on-demand webinar, participants can download a certificate of completion. 

Peter J. Kirsch

Partner, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP

Peter J. Kirsch is a partner with the law firm of Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP, and splits his time between Denver, Colorado and Washington, D.C. His practice emphasizes regulatory, environmental, and land use law for transportation and infrastructure projects. For almost 30 years, Mr. Kirsch has concentrated his practice on airport development and regulatory issues. He regularly advises airports and local governments on land use law, federal legislation and regulations, and airport financial issues. Mr. Kirsch has represented clients in precedent-setting litigation relating to the powers of airport sponsors, control of airport noise, and preventing encroachment of incompatible land uses. He has been involved in the development of most of the new commercial airports in the United States in the last quarter century, as well as dozens of airport expansions, redevelopment projects, airport collateral land projects, and airport lease negotiations. Mr. Kirsch regularly advises airport governing bodies on governance issues, and legal obligations to the federal government. He is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on airport development and operational issues in the United States and elsewhere. Mr. Kirsch is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Colorado, Maryland, and Washington State, as well as many federal district and appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Chicago Law School.

Louis Wolinetz

Aviation Finance Lead, WSP USA

Louis (Lou) Wolinetz has served clients on five continents on transportation infrastructure financial, economic and strategic planning assignments. Currently, Mr. Wolinetz leads the WSP Advisory Services aviation practice, where he integrates WSP’s financial and management consulting capabilities with the firm’s engineering capabilities in planning, design, and construction services. Key areas of focus include financial feasibility consulting, strategic asset management, and innovative finance including public-private partnerships (P3).

His notable projects range from assessing delivery options for the LAX people mover currently in procurement, advising the winning equity consortium on the purchase of the terminal at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, and serving as lead financial consultant for one of the newest commercial service airports in the U.S. (Panama City, Florida).

Mr. Wolinetz has unique multi-modal expertise including airports, toll roads, transit, and seaport projects. Prior to joining WSP, he spent more than 10 years advising airport, transportation, and infrastructure clients on a broad range of finance, policy, and planning assignments. Mr. Wolinetz is a regular speaker and writer on airport finance and performance improvement.

He holds a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a bachelor’s degree in economics and government from Cornell University. 


Participants are responsible for meeting all the following criteria to earn accreditation credits/hours for this webinar: 

• Be a paid and registered participant for this training; 

• Sign-in to the webinar no later than 12:55 p.m. EDT through your account in the ACC Training Hub; 

• Attend for the full 90-minute duration of the webinar (credits/hours are not issued for partial attendance); and

• Complete/submit the webinar evaluation survey no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, February 18, 2019.


ACC must adhere to strict standards as a registered and approved continuing education provider. As such, ACC will request a $50 processing fee and signed accreditation affidavit to issue credits/hours to participants failing to meet the above accreditation criteria and deadlines. 


ACC reports attendance and PDH credits for eligible participants directly to within 30 days of the conclusion of the webinar. Participants will receive an automated email directly from RCEP/ACEC with notification of reporting of attendance/PDH credits by ACC. Participants can log-in to their RCEP account and download/print a copy of their certificate of completion. If the participant does not have an existing account with RCEP, one is automatically created for them when ACC reports webinar attendance/PDH credits. The automated email sent to the participant from RCEP will include details on how to log-in to their new account, along with a temporary account password. PLEASE NOTE: ACC does not have access to the RCEP account of any participant, nor information on account passwords. Participants will need to contact RCEP directly at (202) 347-7474 for assistance, or can visit, enter their work email address in the log-in, and click "Forgot Password."


Attendees holding the AICP professional designation must self-report their CM credits to the American Planning Association (APA) for participating in this webinar. Please refer to APA/AICP course #9171255.


ACC (AIA provider #G173) reports attendance and LU hours for AIA members for this webinar (Course #ACCWEB12112018) directly to AIA CES within ten (10) business days of the conclusion of the webinar.


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