Part 139 Airport Certification

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In 2004, FAA issued a final rule that revised the Federal airport certification regulation [Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 139 (14 CFR Part 139] and established certification requirements for airports serving scheduled air carrier operations in aircraft designed for more than 9 passenger seats but less than 31 passenger seats. In addition, this final rule amended a section of an air carrier operation regulation (14 CFR Part 121) so it would conform with changes to airport certification requirements. The revised Federal airport certification requirements went into effect on June 9, 2004.

Part 139 Airports

  • Part 139 Airport Certification Status List
    List of certificated airports by state, name, associated city, and identifier. It also identifies Part 139 classification, ARFF index, inactive status, and large hub airports. This list is updated every 28 days with data pulled from the Airport Data and Information Portal. As of 2/2023, the list also includes SMS Triggers and whether an SMS waiver has been granted.


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Current Part 139 Regulation
Subject/Title Date Other Formats
Part 139 with Corrections (No Preamble) (updated 3/22/2013) Includes corrections through 1/16/2013 PDF
Past Part 139 Rulemaking, Final Rule, and Related Documents
Subject/Title Date Other Formats
Part 139 Safety Enhancements, Certification ofAirports (78 FR 3311) (PDF) 1/16/2013 HTML
Corrections to 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) 2/10/2004  
Report to Congress: Economic Impact of Changes to Part 139 on Air Service at Airports Serving Small Air Carrier Aircraft (PDF, 2.9 MB) 12/2003  
Part 139 Regulatory Evaluation (PDF, 2 MB) 11/21/2001  

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Part 139 Certification Contacts
Type of Inquiry Contact Office Telephone
General Anthony Butters Airport Safety and Operations Division (202) 267-9616
Specific Airport --- Regional Airports Office ---
Press Brittany Trotter Press Office Contact Information (202) 340-5249
Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Marc Tonnacliff Airport Safety and Operations Division (202) 267-8732
Safety Management Systems (SMS) Jim Schroeder Airport Safety and Operations Division (202) 267-4974
Wildlife John Weller Airport Safety and Operations Division (202) 267-3778
Wildlife Amy Anderson Airport Safety and Operations Division (202) 267-7205

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Regional Supplemental Guidance

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

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Report a Wildlife Strike

Preparing for Airport Winter Operations video

Airport Safety Information Video Series

Diesel Exhaust Fluid and Fuel System Icing Inhibitor Video

Control of Fuel System Icing Inhibitor and Diesel Exhaust Fluid at Airports

FAA Disclaimer: The Energy Institute (EI) produced the video. The EI is a non-profit chartered professional membership body, based in the United Kingdom, that brings together professionals working globally across the energy sector. The body works to address global challenges and uses their skills and knowledge to suggest safety practices that also protect the environment. The FAA encourages users of the aviation system to clearly and safely label Diesel Exhaust Fluid and Fuel System Icing Inhibitor and keep them stored in separate areas, to avoid any accidental mixing of fluids.
Last updated: Wednesday, August 2, 2023