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Aerodrome Certification Workshop. The Federal Aviation Administration Ben Castellano, Manager, Airport Safety and Operations Division. Overview of the US Airport System. Airports in the US are generally owned and operated by: Local governments (city or counties) State governments - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Aerodrome Certification WorkshopThe Federal Aviation AdministrationBen Castellano, Manager, Airport Safety and Operations Division

  • Overview of the US Airport SystemAirports in the US are generally owned and operated by:Local governments (city or counties)State governmentsPort AuthoritiesAirport Authorities

  • Overview (contd)Total Civil Landing Areas19,796Private-use14,555 (4983 heliports)

    Open-to-Public 5,241 (77 heliports)

    Airports - scheduled service789 international 87

  • Overview (contd)

    The System Serves: 217,533 General Aviation Aircraft4,801 Commercial Jets 2,427 Commuter aircraft649,957 Licensed Airmen710 million enplaned passengers91% domestic 9% international

  • Overview (contd)

    Activity at Busiest US AirportsTotal PassengersCY 2000 Atlanta-Hartsfield 78.6 million Chicago OHare 67.7.million Los Angeles Intl 64.3 million

    Total Operations FY 2001 Chicago OHare 927,896 Atlanta Hartsfield 898,899 Dallas/Ft. Worth 835,748

  • Federal FrameworkDept. of Transportation reports to President of United StatesFederal Aviation Administration under the Dept. of TransportationPrimary concerns are:Aviation safetyAir traffic control

  • Federal FrameworkAssociate Administrator for Airports reports to the FAA AdministratorAirport CertificationAirport CapacityAdministration of Grant ProgramsAirport Standards and Design

  • Airport Certification1972 Congress authorized the FAA to certificate airports that received both scheduled and unscheduled air carrier service with more than 30 passenger seats.

  • Airport CertificationAirports served by passenger aircraft with more than 30 seats require a special AIRPORT OPERATING CERTIFICATEFederal Aviation Regs Part 139570 civil airports & 100 military airfields

  • Airport CertificationAirports must develop an AIRPORT CERTIFICATION MANUAL explaining how they will comply with Part 139The MANUAL must be approved by the FAAPeriodic Inspections by FAA

  • Airport CertificationFACILITIES AND PROCEDURES INSPECTEDPavement ConditionsSafety AreasLighting, Marking, SignsFueling FacilitiesTraffic & Wind IndicatorsGround Vehicles/Driver Training

  • Airport CertificationAircraft Rescue & FirefightingBird & Wildlife HazardsSelf-inspection ProceduresAirport Condition Assessment/ReportingControl of Hazards from ConstructionEmergency PlanSnow Removal Plan

  • Self-inspection Procedures

    Section 139.327 requires the certificate holder to inspect the airportAt least once DailyDuring construction activitiesAfter severe stormsAfter an accidentPart 8, Airport Operational Services, ICAO Airport Services Manual recommends 4 inspections daily for runways.

  • Self-inspection ProceduresAirport Operations personnel:on the airfield every dayNeed to know the requirementsUsually first to notice a problemAirport Inspectors:On the airport only 1 time during the yearShould not find problems if the airport ops people do their job.

  • The Airport Certification Safety InspectorApproximately 35 inspectors located throughout USA in regional officesRotate the airports assigned every 3 yearsAll inspectors receive basic training and annual recurrent training

  • The Airport Certification Safety InspectorBasic Training 3 weeks Part 139 RegulationSigning, Marking, LightingFueling inspectionsAircraft Rescue and Fire FightingPavement MaintenanceObstruction EvaluationAccident Investigation

  • The Airport Certification Safety InspectorAdditional Training40 hours aircraft rescue and fire fighting training including hot fire drillEnforcement actionsOn the Job trainingApproximately 1 year to get ACSI credential

  • The InspectionTypes of inspectionsInitialAnnualSurveillance

  • The Annual InspectionAirports with scheduled air carrier service annuallyAirports with only unscheduled air carrier service 18 monthsAirports certificated but no air carrier service 24 months

  • The Annual InspectionInspector reviews Airport certification manualEmergency planTraining recordsPhysically inspects runways and taxiwaysDoes night time inspectionTest ARFF response

  • The Surveillance InspectionUnannounced inspectionUsually involves specific purpose, for example to test aircraft rescue and fire fighting response

  • Enforcement ActionsAdministrative penaltyLetter of CorrectionLetter of WarningCivil penaltyFine of $1,000 USD per daySuspensionRevocation

  • Airport Certification