Denver International Airport (DEN) has completed its annual facility and operations inspection by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Federal inspectors found no discrepancies between DEN operations and FAA operating standards. This is the second year in a row and the fifth time in six years that DEN has passed the annual inspection with no discrepancies.
The annual “Part 139” inspection is conducted by the FAA and reviews airport operations as part of the annual airport certification process. Airport Operating Certificates are issued by the FAA and serve to ensure safety in air transportation by requiring airports to meet certain operational and safety standards and provide things such as firefighting and rescue equipment.
“We strive to provide safe and efficient operations for our airline partners and passengers and passing the inspection without any discrepancies for the fifth time in six years speaks to the hard work and dedication of our entire team including our federal partners and airlines,” said DEN CEO Phil Washington.
“Our achievements aren’t just about one inspection. This is a culmination of training, self-inspections and maintenance of our assets throughout the year as well as our strong partnerships with the airport community.”
The FAA’s inspection includes the following areas of DEN’s operations: administrative, including airport files, and paperwork; movement area, including runways, taxiways, pavement, markings, lighting, signs, and safety areas; aircraft rescue and fire-fighting (ARFF), including a timed response drill, training records, equipment and emergency medical training; fuelling facilities, including the DEN fuel farm, fuel trucks and associated safety training; and night inspections, including night-time runway, taxiway and apron lighting and signage.
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