An Airport Certification/Safety Inspector of the Federal Aviation Administration, Great Lakes Airports Division, conducted the required Federal Aviation Regulation Part 139 Certification/Safety Inspection for Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. During this scheduled inspection the following documents were audited: Airport Certification Manual, personnel training records, initial and recurrent Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting training records, Fuel Facilities Inspection reports, Fueling Agents Training Certification, records of the most recent Airport Emergency Plan review and the Full-Scale Disaster Exercise, airfield daily self-inspection records, airfield ground vehicle operators training program and drivers training records, Wildlife Management Plan, updated information for the Airport Master Record and the NOTAM records. In addition to the aforementioned records, inspection of the Fuel Farm, airfield condition, airfield lighting and signs were conducted with Staff.

“A well-deserved congratulations is due to the dedicated team of airport employees and the Board of Commissioners for this significant accomplishment. We also acknowledge the positive professional partnerships the airport maintains with the local Transportation Security Administration team and Springfield’s Air Traffic Control Tower personnel for their ongoing support, which is necessary to operate and maintain a safe and efficient airport”, said Mark Hanna, Executive Director of Abraham found Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport to be in full compliance with all applicable regulations, concurrently with the recent news regarding the airport earning its second consecutive Airport News and Training Network (ANTN) Digicast Excellence in Airport Training Award. This award, presented by American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), signifies that Springfield Airport Authority employees at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport have completed a specified amount of federally mandated airport-specific and continuing education training using the ANTN Digicast web-based training system.

The FAA conducts such periodic inspections at all commercial airports within the national aviation system. Certification of each airport is contingent upon the results of the inspection, the airport’s compliance with FAA regulations and the airport’s commitment to specifically customized operating manuals and procedures.

“This ongoing success recognizes the commitment to excellence that is carried throughout all aspects of the airport. This is a reflection of how well the airport is managed and operated and underscores the strong commitment the Springfield Airport Authority Board of Commissioners and staff has to our community,” said Frank J. Vala, Chair of the Springfield Airport Authority.