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Eastern Region - Airport Safety

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).

14 CFR Part 139 - Certification of Airports

Wildlife Hazard Management

The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that all Part 139 airports be required to conduct a wildlife hazard assessment, if they have not previously done so, and to develop a wildlife hazard management plan, if so indicated by the assessment, and incorporate the plan in the Airport Certification Manual (ACM).

The Eastern Region has been in the forefront of this effort in that we were instrumental as a founding member of the Bird Strike Committee — USA. This organization has a mission statement to serve airports in assessing a need for and developing wildlife hazard management plans. Through FAA, Airport Division efforts, and agreements with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Fish and Wildlife Services, airport sponsors can request assistance in developing means to mitigate wildlife hazards and conduct ecological studies. Our review efforts extend beyond the airport boundaries out to a distance of five miles to ensure that there is no development, such as a landfill or other wildlife attractant, which could pose a wildlife hazard threat to aviation safety.


National Policy and Resources

Federal Register Notices

Airport Safety
Subject/Title Date
Applicability of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Review of Airport Wildlife Hazard Management Plans (81 FR 72145) (PDF) 10/13/2016
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
More Federal Register Notices
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
More Federal Register Notices

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