One of FAA’s most basic functions is the certification of airports. Decades ago, FAA established airport design standards as well as requirements for airport operators to clearly document all necessary information to ensure a safe operation. These requirements are currently imposed on roughly 530 U.S. airports, known as ‘Part 139 airports’, where there is scheduled commercial passenger service and/or larger unscheduled air charter service.
Below is a screencap showing the current view for FAA’s ‘Part 139 Airport Certification’ webpage. And here are links to view key content, also archived, as scrollable PDF files:
- ‘Sample Airport Certification Manual’ (42p)
- ’14 CFR Part121 & Part139, Certification of Airports – Final Rule’ (NOV-2001, 92p)
- ’14 CFR Part139, Certification of Airports – Final Rule’ (MAR-2004 slideshow, 95p)
- ‘Part 139 Airport Classification Status List’ (FAA, OCT-2016, 12p)
- ‘Advisory Circular AC 150/5300-13A, Airport Design’ (296p)