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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 23, 2017

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Aces Annual FAA Part 139 Inspection

MESA, Ariz. — Every year, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport undergoes an intense, week long certification and compliance inspection by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This inspection, completed at all commercial airports nationwide, is to ensure that airports are following national safety standards. This year, Gateway Airport passed the FAA Part 139-Certification and Operations Inspection with flying colors.

“Gateway Airport is very fortunate to have no reportable conditions or items needing correction this year,” said J. Brian O’Neill, A.A.E. Executive Director/CEO of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority.  “It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of our operations team that oversee nearly 6 miles of runway, an airport footprint of 4.7 square miles, and a commercial passenger terminal that handles more than 1.3 million passengers a year.”

Included in a FAA Part 139 - Certification and Operations Inspection is a review of:

  • Airport rescue/firefighting equipment, training, and response times
  • Airport Emergency Plan (AEP)                    
  • Operations/maintenance personnel training and performance                   
  • All paved/unpaved safety areas and runway approaches
  • All airfield markings and lighting
  • Airport's self-inspection program
  • All operations and maintenance records and logs

This year’s FAA Part 139 Inspection confirmed that Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is a safe, efficient, and well-run operation.

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About Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport:
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is owned and operated by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority (PMGAA). PMGAA consists of representation from Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Gila River Indian Community, Phoenix, and Apache Junction. Gateway Airport offers nonstop passenger service to 40 cities via Allegiant and WestJet Airlines and welcomes more than 1.3 million passengers each year. Corporate, military and general aviation customers are served by Gateway Aviation Services, a 24-hour full service FBO located just north of the passenger terminal.

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Media Contact:
Ryan Smith, Strategic Communications/Government Relations
Phone: 480-988-7617