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Friday, 6 May 2016

Jackson Hole Airport Earns Perfect Score on Safety Inspection

Jackson Hole Airport Earns Perfect Score on Safety Inspection

The Federal Aviation Administration has completed its annual Part 139 Inspection at the Jackson Hole Airport and certified the airport without finding any discrepancies. FAA Regulation Part 139 governs the certification and regulation of all U.S. commercial airports.

The inspection is a three day long detailed safety audit spanning topics such as airfield and pavement conditions, airfield lighting, snow and ice control, and aircraft rescue and firefighting. In addition, the inspection critiques the airport operations department’s professional training and response times, accuracy and completeness of records and emergency response planning. FAA inspectors also review the Airport’s Certification Manual (a comprehensive document that outlines an emergency plan for a variety of operational scenarios), as well as the Wildlife Hazard Management Plan. Jackson Hole Airport staff work diligently to ensure the airport is operated in a professional and safe manner on a daily basis.

“It is uncommon for an airport to pass their Part 139 inspection with zero discrepancies and the results of this year’s inspection are indicative of the hard work and preparation made by the entire Jackson Hole Airport Operations team,” said Jim Elwood, Airport Director.