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Ford airport aces FAA inspection

July 26, 2013
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For the fourth year in a row, Gerald R. Ford International Airport has passed its Federal Aviation Administration certification and safety inspection — with zero discrepancies.

“We commend you for the procedures you are using in the day-to-day operation of the airport,” said Alberto Rodriguez, FAA lead airport certification and safety inspector.

The airport’s executive director, Brian Ryks, said he’s “very pleased with the recent inspection results from the FAA, verifying our airfield is in excellent condition.”

“This is a testament to the professional staff we have working at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport and the dedication they exhibit each and every day to ensure our facilities are safe and secure for the traveling public,” he said.

FAA airport regulation

Rules for the certification and operation of airports are outlined in the FAA’s Federal Aviation Regulation Part 139.

The regulation includes strict standards for governing airfield and pavement conditions, airfield lighting, snow and ice control, aircraft rescue and firefighting, personnel training and handling and storage of hazardous materials. Emergency planning and wildlife hazard management are also reviewed.

The FAA’s three day, comprehensive inspection revealed that GFIA is being operated in full compliance with FAR Part 139.

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