Every year, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport undergoes an intense, week-long certification and compliance inspection by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This inspection, completed at all commercial airports nationwide, is to ensure that airports are following national safety standards. This year, Gateway Airport passed the FAA Part 139 – Certification and Operations Inspection with flying colors.
“Gateway Airport is very fortunate to have no reportable conditions or items needing correction this year,” said J. Brian O’Neill, A.A.E. executive director/CEO of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority. “It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of our operations team that oversee nearly 6 miles of runway, an airport footprint of 4.7 square miles, and a commercial passenger terminal that handles more than 1.3 million passengers a year.”
Included in a FAA Part 139 – Certification and Operations Inspection is a review of:
- Airport rescue/firefighting equipment, training, and response times.
- Airport Emergency Plan (AEP).
- Operations/maintenance personnel training and performance.
- All paved/unpaved safety areas and runway approaches.
- All airfield markings and lighting.
- Airport’s self-inspection program.
- All operations and maintenance records and logs.
This year’s FAA Part 139 Inspection confirmed that Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is a safe, efficient, and well-run operation.
For more information about Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, visit www.gatewayairport.com.