Thursday, February 02, 2012

Tallahassee Regional Airport earns award from the FAA

The Tallahassee Regional Airport has received an award from the Federal Aviation Administration for its participation in the FAA’s Safety Management System Implementation Study, the airport announced.

Tallahassee was one of only 14 airports in the United States selected for participation in this pilot program, which utilized federal Airport Improvement Program funds.

SMS is a process that enables airports to detect, evaluate and correct safety deficiencies before they contribute to aircraft incidents or accidents. The intent of the implementation Study was to help the FAA evaluate how airports can implement the SMS components of Safety Risk Management and Safety Assurance throughout their airfield environment.

Results of the study will directly assist the FAA in the development of regulations, standards and guidance related to SMS for airports throughout the nation in the near future.

“Being recognized for our participation in this federal Implementation Study demonstrates the nationally recognized commitment of our airport staff and tenants to operate a safe, secure, efficient and customer-friendly airport,” said Sunil Harman, director of aviation.


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