Friday, April 21, 2017

Idaho Falls Regional Airport (KIDA) receives perfect Federal Aviation Administration safety rating

The Idaho Falls Regional Airport earned a perfect safety rating for the second consecutive year.

The airport passed the Federal Aviation Administration’s safety inspection with “zero discrepancies,” a city of Idaho Falls news release said. That’s the highest rating a commercial airport can receive.

“Operating an airport is no easy task. It takes consistent and meticulous operations and maintenance,” Airport Director Craig Davis said in the release. “We have great employees who take pride in running a safe and secure operation to keep the traveling public safe. I am very proud of all of them.”

Airports undergo annual FAA safety inspections to renew their operating certificates. The release said the inspections focus on areas including aircraft rescue and firefighting equipment, training and response times, condition of runways and taxiways, as well as fuel storage and handling, among others.

The release said the FAA noted “the need for additional snow removal equipment to meet the growing needs of airport operations.”

“It is very rare for an airport to receive this honor just once — let alone twice,” Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper said in the release. “Two perfect ratings in a row speaks volumes about the management team and employees at (the airport).”

Original article can be found here: http://www.postregister.com

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