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Posted on: May 30, 2018

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Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA), a General Aviation national reliever airport located in Jefferson County, Colorado passed its annual Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 139 Safety Inspection with zero discrepancies – the highest rating a commercial airport can receive.

Commercial airports, as well as Part 139 certificated general aviation airports nationwide must complete this inspection to ensure that they are following national safety standards. Once again, RMMA passed its FAA Part 139- Certification and Operations Inspection with flying colors, this year receiving the best results in airport history; an impressive accomplishment that is extremely difficult to achieve.

This year’s FAA Part 139 Inspection confirmed Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport is a safe, efficient, and well-run operation. In a letter addressed to RMMA, the FAA said, “We commend you for the procedures you are using in the day to day operation of the airport. The appearance of the airport indicates they are effective.” 


“The FAA inspector informed the RMMA staff that in her 20 years, she had only seen two airports receive an Inspection result of zero discrepancies. These impressive results are due to our team. I cannot say enough about the entire staff of the airport who work tirelessly to accomplish our goal of being the premier airport in the region. Brian Bishop, the airport operations manager, and Kevin Akin, the airport operations supervisor worked long hours and led the airport staff in ensuring we met every requirement of the Part 139 Safety Inspection,” said Airport Director Paul Anslow.irports nationwide must complete this inspection to ensure that they are following national safety standards. For the second consecutive year, Gateway Airport passed its FAA Part 139-Certification and Operations Inspection with flying colors; an impressive accomplishment that is extremely difficult to achieveCommercial airports nationwide must complete this inspection to ensure that they are following national safety standards. For the second consecutive year, Gateway Airport passed its FAA Part 139-Certification and Operations Inspection with flying colors; an impressive accomplishment that is extremely difficult to achieve.Commercial airports nationwide must complete this inspection to ensure that they are following national safety standards. For the second consecutive year, Gateway Airport passed its FAA Part 139-Certification and Operations Inspection with flying colors; an impressive accomplishment that is extremely difficult to achieve.Commercial airports nationwide must complete this inspection to ensure that they are following national safety standards. For the second consecutive year, Gateway Airport passed its FAA Part 139-Certification and Operations Inspection with flying colors; an impressive accomplishment that is extremely difficult to achieve

FAR Part 139 serves to ensure safety in air transportation and defines the standards within which an airport must operate on a daily basis. This critical and comprehensive annual safety inspection focuses on areas such as aircraft rescue and firefighting equipment, training and response times; condition of runway and taxiway pavement, markings and lighting; movement area; driver training; fuel storage and handling; obstructions to airspace; wildlife hazard management; and accuracy and completeness of records for facility self-inspections. FAA inspectors also critique the airport's certification manual – a comprehensive document that includes an emergency plan for a variety of operational scenarios.In a letter addressed to Gateway Airport, the FAA said “We commend your continued commitment to your Part 139 Program, and the personnel and procedures employed to maintain compliance.”


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