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MHT Aces Annual FAA and TSA Inspections

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport recently completed annual certification inspections by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA).  The airport passed – with no discrepancies – both the FAA Part 139 Certification Inspection and the TSA’s K-9 recertification inspection.     

Airport Director Mark Brewer remarked, "Once again, the FAA’s annual Certification Inspection showed the results of the hard work and dedication demonstrated by our operations and maintenance professionals.  This was an especially challenging inspection given the long and arduous winter and the relatively short timeframe to prepare for the FAA’s comprehensive three-day inspection.”

 Items included in the FAA’s Part 139 Certification Inspection include: 

  • airport rescue/firefighting equipment, training and response times
  • airport emergency plan                     
  • operations/maintenance personnel training and performance                       
  • paved/unpaved safety areas and runway approaches
  • markings and lighting
  • snow and ice control procedures
  • airport self-inspection program
  • operations and maintenance records and logs

“We are equally proud of the airport’s security/K-9 teams for successfully completing their annual TSA re-certification inspection.  We are very fortunate to have such a great security force here at the airport.  The handlers and their K-9 partners provide a dual role of security detection and customer service; two very different roles, but both equally important in the day-to-day operation of the airport.”       

Airport Authority Chairman Marcel Mercier also commented, “The airport plays an important part in New Hampshire’s economy, and despite ongoing changes in the airline industry, continues to operate in a safe, efficient and customer focused manner.  We are fortunate to have such a diverse and dedicated group of individuals operating the airport throughout the year.  I appreciate their efforts and congratulate the entire team for a job well done.”