Thursday, March 05, 2015

Quincy Regional Airport (KUIN) cooperates with Federal Aviation Administration investigation

QUINCY, ILL. -- The Quincy Regional Airport is under an investigation regarding proper training records for its workers.

The Federal Aviation Administration requested documents to see if training was properly given.

But one city official says not keeping track of the training was minor mistake.

"Well there's a lot of training that goes on at the airport and it goes on daily," Glenda Hackemack said.

Hackemack is the Director of Administrative Services in Quincy.

She says training being done at the Quincy airport was put into question recently.

"We went and looked at it and there were some questions as to whether it was documented correctly or not so there were some discrepancies," Hackemack said.

But not the typical computer training that most of us are used to.

"It could be just gong to the perimeter of the fence because you have to document because that's part of wildlife assessment, so that's consider training as far as how some guidelines fall," Hackemack said.

She says with departments within the city getting smaller and smaller, it's hard to keep up with documentation.

And when that happens. Hackemack and other city officials take proper action.

"We self-reported to the FAA to let them know we did have some questionable discrepancies with our paperwork and the training process," Hackemack said.

Hackemack says workers at the airport double checked to make sure the proper training was being done.

"We redid the training that were in question as well as the ones that were not even in question, we redid all of them and all that information was forwarded to the FAA," Hackemack said.

When the FAA wanted to investigate, there was no problem in lending a helping hand.

"They were requested some documentation to be sent to them," Hackemack said "We sent it to them in a proper time, gave them all the information they requested and we're just waiting to hear back."

Hackemack says there's nothing to hide as she and other city officials were proactive in reporting the training issues.

"We wanted to just let them know that we have discovered this and are cooperating with them and gave them what they recommended," Hackemack said.


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