Branson Airport passes FAA safety inspection
11:38 AM, Mar. 8, 2011 |
Written by News-Leader staff
For the third year in a row, Branson Airport has passed its annual FAA safety inspection.
The goal of the Federal Aviation Administration’s annual certification inspection is to ensure that the airport and airfield are operated and maintained in a safe manner per FAA regulations in 14 CFR Part 139 – Certification of Airports.
Since it opened in May 2009, the airport has successfully passed each inspection and received accolades from the FAA zero discrepancies.
Since this is the third inspection with no discrepancies or other Part 139 violations, the Branson Airport is eligible to receive an Airport Safety Enhancement Award at the FAA Airports Conference in September.
“Operating and maintaining an airport is no easy task and it requires extensive work throughout the year,” said Jeremy Berven, Branson Airport’s deputy-director of operations.
“We have a great staff that takes pride in keeping the traveling public safe. From maintaining a fire-rescue department to making sure every runway light works each night, the behind-the-scenes of running an airport is a meticulous, but very rewarding task.”
“Safety is our first priority at the Branson airport and I am very proud of our entire team,” said Jeff Bourk, Branson Airport’s executive director.
The airport’s safety record has been perfect since the first aircraft operation on Dec. 10, 2008, when AirTran landed at the Branson Airport announcing non-stop service from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport beginning May 11, 2009, the official opening day.
The Branson Airport is serviced by AirTran Airways, Frontier Airlines and Branson AirExpress with nine non-stop destinations to and from the Branson area and more than 100 connecting destinations with low fares.
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