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).

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Part 139 Certification/Safety

  • Laurie J. Dragonas, Lead Airport Certification Safety Inspector conducts airport certification and safety inspections. Administers and oversees airport certification and general aviation safety compliance programs. Conducts evaluations of snow removal operations.

  • Kelly Slusarski, Airport Certification Safety Inspector conducts airport certification and safety inspections. Administers and oversees airport certification and general aviation safety compliance programs. Conducts evaluations of snow removal operations.

Airport Master Record Program

  • Tracey McInnis, Airports Airspace Specialist maintains the Airport Master Record 5010 Program. Contact for establishing, changing, or abandoning a heliport, landing area, or private airport. Serves as focal point on obstruction evaluations.

National Policy and Guidance

Regional Supplemental Guidance


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

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
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Safety Management Systems (SMS)
Subject/Title Date
Safety Management System for Certificated Airports; Extension of Comment Period (76 FR 12300) (PDF) 3/7/2011
Safety Management System for Certificated Airports (75 FR 62008) (PDF) 10/7/2010
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