FAA Finds Zero Discrepancies, Airport Attains
DFW International Airport says it's
been recognized by the FAA Southwest Region Office for its safety
performance over the past year - the FAA found DFW in full
compliance with all federal rules and regulations, with zero
discrepancies for the fourth consecutive year. More than 300
Airport employees are involved in DFW's safety operations every
"This is the first time in the history of the Airport that we have
attained zero flaws for four consecutive years," said Jim Crites,
Executive Vice President of Operations. "We want to be known as the
best at everything and the best place to start is with safety."
The inspection certification requires that the Air Operations Area
infrastructure, marking, lighting, Notices to Airmen, airport
self-inspection process, notification process, emergency response
capability, flight operations support, personnel performance and
training are all in compliance. The annual FAA Airport
Certification Inspection under Federal Airline Regulation Part 139
is to ensure safe flight.
"These are ongoing inspections that the Airport is expected to
pass with little or no notification from the FAA, and we have
attained the best possible result each of the last four years,"
said Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief. "The safety of our airport is
of utmost importance to all of us."
"We must continue to press ourselves
to be the best for our passengers, airlines and the surrounding
community," said Dallas Mayor Laura Miller. "This may be a routine
annual inspection for the FAA but this is our number one task
everyday. We can not lose sight or diminish the work that our
Operations staff does."
DFW is inspected on a yearlong continuous basis that takes into
account the airports size and flight volume. With more than 800,000
annual flight operations, Airport staff works hard to be in
compliance at all times. The safety of the public is of the highest
importance to all Airport staff.
"The FAA will watch our fire department drill, inspect our
landing stripes, ensure that our lights work, make sure that the
taxiways are smooth -- it's a complex process and we are proud to
have again completed it flawlessly," said Allen Parra, A.A.E., Vice
President of Operations at DFW International Airport. "We work hard
year round to make sure we are always the safest airport we can be
and we are very proud of this unprecedented record."