CIRA Achieves its 6th Perfect Score from the FAA
The Central Illinois Regional Airport has earned another perfect inspection from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on its annual certification and safety inspection. This is the sixth perfect inspection in the Airport’s history, beginning in 2010. The inspection was completed this week by an FAA airport safety and certification inspector through the Great Lakes Region of the Federal Aviation Administration.
“Safety and compliance with FAA requirements for the operation of the airport are our highest priority.” said David Colee, Chairman of the Bloomington-Normal Airport Authority. “We have set a high standard for maintaining and operating CIRA and we are appreciative of the FAA’s recognition and acknowledgement of the airport’s commitment.”
The Annual Part 139 Inspection is mandatory in order for airports to hold an FAA issued Airport Operating Certificate. Specific safety standards are required by the FAA and the annual inspections typically reveal some minor areas that may need to be addressed.
The inspection includes a physical check of the airfield facilities and a detailed review of records, documentation, and procedures. Some of the specific areas of the inspection include airport emergency response capability, airfield maintenance and inspection programs, wildlife management practices, snow/ice control procedures, aircraft fueling procedures and personnel training programs.
Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal (CIRA) offers service on American, Allegiant, Delta and hosts various aircraft activity from private aircraft, corporate jets and charters daily. Find more information about CIRA at www.cira.com.##
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