For Immediate Release:
March 12, 2010

Media Contact:
Lauren Stover

305-876-7017



MIA EXCELS AT FAA INSPECTION 13 YEARS IN A ROW


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Miami International Airport (MIA) received for the 13th consecutive year a zero-discrepancy rating in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) annual Part 139 inspection – the highest rating possible.

The annual inspection, which took place over four days, certifies MIA to operate as a commercial airport and measures compliance with FAA safety regulations in areas including: the Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue Department’s airport station training curriculum; basic emergency medical care training curriculum; MIA’s emergency and triennial disaster exercise; records of airport self-inspection for the past 12 months; training for pedestrians and ground vehicle operators with access to the movement and safety areas; the condition of paved areas; airfield signage; and wildlife hazard management.

In all categories, MIA was found to have zero discrepancies in non-compliance.

MIA is the top airport in the nation for international freight and the second-leading airport for international passengers, with 33.9 million total passengers traveling through MIA in 2009.


 

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