The Federal Aviation Administration has found the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport to be 100% in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations Part 139 requirements according to Assistant Aviation Director - Operations & Facilities, Dustin Havel.
The FAA inspects the airport at least once a year to look at compliance with Federal standards required for an airport with commercial airline service. The FAA inspection process includes checking all aspects of airport operations on the airfield from lighting, marking and signage as well as an assessment of record keeping. The FAA also assesses operations employees’ competency and response to an Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting safety drill. The airport fuel farm is also rigorously inspected.
“The FAA Inspector commended us for the procedures we are using in day-to-day operations,” said Assistant Aviation Director - Operations & Facilities, Dustin Havel. “The Safety and Security of our staff and passengers is an important mission. I am proud of our staff’s dedication to ensuring compliance with the regulations and receiving an inspection with zero discrepancies, an exceptional level of achievement, “ Havel said.