Aspen airport passes FAA check |

Aspen airport passes FAA check

ASPEN – An on-site inspection of the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport last month by the Federal Aviation Administration has resulted in “a clean report,” according to Dustin Havel, assistant aviation director of operations and facilities at the airport.

Annual inspections by the FAA are routine and can happen with or without prior notice. 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 inspector reviewed airport employee training records and tested operations employees to determine their competency. The inspector also reviewed the airfield, runway, taxiway, lighting, marking and signage to ensure FAA compliance and assess their overall condition. The airport fuel farm also was rigorously inspected, according to an airport statement.

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