San Francisco Airport earns FAA safety award

San Francisco Airport earns FAA safety award

09-Sep-2010
FAA’s Western Pacific Region recently awarded San Francisco International its “Airport Safety Award.” The airport received this recognition for both its “outstanding emergency operations and planning” and for continued “outstanding compliance” with FAR Part 139.

FAR Part 139 is the federal regulation that certifies airports for commercial operations. The regulation also delineates all safety-related requirements for an airport to operate such as emergency planning and response, airfield maintenance, and minimum airport rescue and fire fighting requirements. All commercial airports in the U.S. are required to pass an annual Part 139 inspection to maintain an FAA operating certificate.

“San Francisco International Airport is extremely proud to receive such wonderful recognition from the FAA,” said Airport Director John Martin. “The safety and security of everyone who travels through SFO is our first and foremost priority. The fact that the FAA noted in the award that SFO had passed three consecutive Part 139 annual inspections with not one discrepancy during any of the inspections speaks volumes about the commitment to safety and security of everyone who works at SFO, and in particular for our Airport Operations and Facilities Maintenance personnel.”

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