For the seventh consecutive year our airport has received a “discrepancy free” safety inspection from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Airports that have scheduled airline service are inspected every year by the FAA for compliance with federal aviation safety rules.
Just one discrepancy free inspection is an accomplishment in itself, but to do it seven years in a row is a tremendous achievement. It shows that safety is part of everything we do.
Last month an FAA inspector spent three days in Springfield reviewing the following:
- Airfield security
- The airport’s emergency plan
- Training of airport employees
- Response times of the airport fire department during emergency drill
- Runway and taxiway safety
- Aircraft fuel truck safety
- Wildlife control
Passing the yearly safety inspection requires a lot of effort from everyone at the airport. They do it 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. That's what it takes to provide you with the safest airport possible.