The Airport Safety Program addresses general aviation airport safety, runway safety, airports certificated under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 139, and safety management systems (SMS).

Regional Supplemental Guidance


Additional guidance on this topic is available for the following regions of the country:

Safety Forms

Airport Master Record Program
Subject/Title Number Other Formats Notes
Current Airport Master Record 5010-1   Search for current 5010 for existing public-use airports on AirportIQ 5010.
Current Airport Master Record 5010-2   Search for current 5010 for existing private-use airports on AirportIQ 5010.
Airport Master Record 5010-3   Access blank form for newly established public-use airports.
Airport Master Record 5010-5   Access blank form for newly established private-use airports.

Airspace/Landing Area
Subject/Title Number Other Formats Notes
Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration 7460-1 E-filing (follow instructions on site) Notifies the FAA of construction or alteration that might affect navigable airspace (49 CFR part 77)
Notice of Actual Construction or Alteration (7/98) 7460-2   Notifies the FAA of construction or alteration that might affect navigable airspace (49 CFR part 77)
Notice of Landing Area Proposal (4/14) 7480-1 Notifies the FAA of any construction, alteration, activation, deactivation, or change to the status or use of a civil or joint-use (civil/military) airport (part 157)
Part 139 Certification
Subject/Title Number Other Formats Notes
Application for Certificate Form (PDF, 29 KB) 5280-1 MS Word (MS Word) Visit the New Federal Certification Requirements section for additional information.
Wildlife Hazards
Subject/Title Number Other Formats Notes
Report a Strike 5200-7 Used by pilots, airports, and others to report bird and animal strikes

Federal Register Notices

Airport Safety
Subject/Title Date
National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems: Clarification of Wildlife Hazard Management Requirements for Non-Certificated Federally Obligated Airports - Extension of Comment Period (78 FR 5861) (PDF) 1/28/2013
Safety Enhancements, Certification of Airports (78 FR 3311) (PDF) 1/16/2013
Clarification of Wildlife Hazard Management Requirements for Non-Certificated Federally Obligated Airports in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) (77 FR 73511) (PDF) 12/10/2012
Certification of Airports: Correction (PDF) 6/4/2004
Certification of Airports: Technical Correction (PDF) 5/3/2004
Final Rule: Certification of Airports (PDF) 2/10/2004
Final FAA Policy on Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Mobile Live Fire Training Simulators (PDF) 12/27/2004
Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Mobile Live Fire Training Simulators (PDF) 9/18/2003
See also Safety Management Systems (SMS)

Statutes & Regulations

Certification of Airports (14 CFR Part 139)
Subject/Title Date Other Formats
Part 139 with Corrections (No Preamble) (updated 3/22/2013) Current regulation; includes corrections through 1/16/2013 PDF
Part 139 Safety Enhancements, Certification of Airports (78 FR 3311) (PDF) 1/16/2013 HTM
Corrections to Part 139 Final Rule (69 FR 31522) (PDF) 6/4/2004  
Corrections to Part 139 Final Rule (69 FR 24069) (PDF) 5/3/2004  
February 2004 Part 139 Final Rule (with Preamble) (PDF, 3.79 MB) 2/10/2004  
Part 139 Regulatory Evaluation (PDF, 2.01 MB) 11/21/2001