Welcome to the Airport Managers Blog, the exciting look into the life of an Airport Manager. Although the blog is primarily about life as an Airport Manager, detailing things about airport life, transportation, and government regulations that affect everyone there will be posts about my life, the things I do in my free time and the things I am interested in. Please feel free to comment on my posts as I’m always open to learning about your view points and what you are interested in.
The Federal Aviation Administration has the regulatory overstay of all airports in the United States of America and its territories. Depending on the type of airport you are classified by determines the type of regulatory overstay you will be required to follow. Airports which are served by an Air Carrier fall into four different classes, I, II, III, and IV. Class I airports are airports served by an air carrier with over 30 seats on a scheduled biases. As the class gets larger the less regulatory overstay the FAA requires from the airport. To ensure compliance with FAA regulations the FAA conducts an annual inspection at least once a year at commercial airports - each state aeronautical board conducts inspections on general aviation airports.The airport I am the manager of had its most recent annual certification inspection in May of this year. After an inspection the FAA will discuss with you what things they noted as a safety concern or anything they noted as a discrepancy. Depending on the severity of anything found during the inspection the FAA may file a Letter of Correction or a more sever Notice of Investigation. An airport does not want to have either of these on the record, so the airport must ensure it remains in compliance at all times. In the end the FAA works with you to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the airport.