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Previous Activity of the Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee

Overview

In 2012, the Department established the Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection (ACACP) in accordance with the FAA Modernization and Improvement Act of 2012. Its purpose was to advise the Secretary of Transportation in carrying out activities relating to airline customer service improvements.  This includes evaluating existing aviation consumer protection programs and providing recommendations to the Secretary for the improvement of such programs, if needed, and providing recommendations to the Secretary for establishing additional aviation consumer protection programs, if needed. 

The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 extended the authorization for the Committee from September 30, 2018 to September 30, 2023. In September 2018, the name of the Committee was changed to Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee (ACPAC).

Committee Charter

Committee charters are drafted in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, sets forth policies for the operation of the advisory committee.  Committee charters are available online on the FACA Database.

Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee (ACPAC): September 2018 - January 2021

Docket

Committee documents are available online on at www.regulations.gov, Docket number DOT-OST-2018-0190.

Committee Report to the Secretary of Transportation

Name Date Document
Report 12/31/2020 View PDF

Past Committee Meetings

•    Second Meeting: September 24, 2020
•    First Meeting: April 4, 2019
 

Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection (ACACP): May 2012 - Sept 2018

Docket

Committee documents are available online on at www.regulations.gov, Docket DOT-OST-2012-0087.

Committee Reports to the Secretary of Transportation

Name Date Document
First Report 10/22/2012 View PDF
Second Report 02/28/2014 View PDF

Secretary of Transportation's Reports to Congress

Name Date Document
First Report to Congress 03/22/2013 View PDF
Second Report to Congress 11/03/2014 View PDF

Past Committee Meetings

Last updated: Wednesday, July 14, 2021