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GIAA Welcomes FAA Praises after Passing Certification Inspection with Flying Colors

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Board of Directors and Management of the A.B. Won Pat Guam International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) are pleased to announce the excellent inspection results Guam received during last week’s Annual Airport Certification Inspection by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This yearly inspection is requirement for FAA certification and Guam’s only civilian airport received high marks by Airport Certification Inspector Mr. Steve Hicks of the FAA Airport District Office out of Honolulu. Mr. Hick’s and his team commented on the great conditions at GIAA and reported that it was “the model for the airport’s of the western Pacific region.”

The GIAA inspection team was spearheaded by Operations Superintendent, Juan S.A. Reyes, A.C.E. Executive Manager Carlos H. Salas stated – “We are extremely pleased with our staff, especially the Operations, Properties & Facilities, and the Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) divisions for their ability and professionalism in maintaining this excellent state of compliance”. In order for Facilities, and the Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) divisions for their ability and professionalism in maintaining this excellent state of compliance”. In order for GIAA, as well as any other airport in the U.S. system of airports to operate as an air carrier airport, they must have in its possession an Airport Operating Certificate issued by the FAA. Part of the certification process involves the FAA having to perform an annual inspection of the airport in compliance with Part 139 of the U.S. Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR).

The FAA compliance inspection includes: a review of the operational status of fire fighting vehicles, time response drills, an inspection of construction areas, all airport runways/taxiways, safety areas, surface markings, approach surfaces, along with a review of the airport’s training and operating procedures, the fuel safety program, wildlife program, airport self- inspection program, notice to airman, condition reporting, procedures for controlling ground vehicles that operate on the airfield and numerous other detailed FAR Part 139 compliance requirements.