Aviation Press Releases
June 9, 2011
Sky Harbor Receives Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Safety Award
On the heels of its sixth consecutive perfect safety inspection, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has received the FAA Western-Pacific Region Airport Safety Award. The honor was announced at the FAA Western-Pacific Region Annual Airports Conference held this week in Los Angeles. Sky Harbor was recognized for its commitment to safety and for its ongoing efforts to work in collaboration with the FAA.
“Safety and security are top priorities at Sky Harbor,” said Assistant Aviation Director, Carl Newman. “I am proud of our dedicated staff which works in partnership with the FAA, the airlines and other Airport stakeholders to ensure that one of the busiest airports in the country is also one of the most well-run.”
This month, Sky Harbor also received its sixth perfect FAA certification safety inspection in a row. Every year, the FAA conducts a thorough inspection of the air operations area and rates the Airport on runway and taxiway maintenance, record-keeping, emergency response and more. The inspector looks at everything from airfield markings to lighting and signage. “It takes employees from various divisions, working together around the clock and at the top of their game to achieve perfect inspections six years in a row,” said Newman.