According to officials with El Paso International Airport (EPIA), the facility passed its annual inspection by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with zero discrepancies.
“The safety and well-being of our travelers is our priority at El Paso International Airport, and this achievement proves it,” said Aviation Director Sam Rodriguez. “Our airport routinely successfully completes annual inspections, and that accomplishment is possible through the resiliency and hard work of our high-performing team.”
Once a year, the FAA conducts a three-day review and in-person inspection of all commercial facilities nationwide to ensure that they are following national safety standards; successful certification is required to continue commercial operations.
Included in the FAA Certification Inspection is a review of:
- Emergency Plan (AEP)
- Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) equipment, training, and response times
- Airport personnel operations and procedures
- Self-inspection and maintenance logs
- Fixed Base Operators (FBO) aircraft fueling procedures and fuel truck safety
- Evaluation of all airfield markings, lighting and signage
- Construction Safety