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MYR passes annual FAA inspection

Source: Myrtle Beach International Airport Website Source: Myrtle Beach International Airport Website
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The Myrtle Beach International Airport passed its yearly FAA Part 139 Certification Operations Inspection with flying colors.

“This year, Myrtle Beach International Airport passed the inspection with no discrepancies… an impressive statement and testament to the hard work and dedication of the operations professionals who maintain the airport year-round,” said Pat Apone, Director of Airports.

The FAA found Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) to be a “safe, efficient and a well-run operation,” states a news release from Horry County Department of Airports.

Commercial service airports throughout the nation, like MYR, are inspected annually by the FAA to confirm each is complying with its operating certificate and certification manual, according to the release.

The release states that the following are reviewed in a FAA Part 139-Certification and Operations Inspection:

·         Operations and maintenance records and logs

·         Movement area inspection

·         Airport rescue/firefighting equipment, training and response times

·         Airport emergency plan

·         Operations/maintenance personnel training and performance

·         Paved/unpaved safety areas and runway approaches

·         Markings and lighting

·         Fueling facilities inspection

·         Airport's self-inspection program


“We commend you for the procedures you are using in the day-to-day operation of the airport. The appearance of the airport indicates they are effective,” expressed Herman L. Smith, III, Airport Certification and Safety Inspector.

MYR is owned by Horry County and operates under the Department of Airports; it is served by Allegiant Air, Delta Air Lines, Porter Airlines, Spirit, United Airlines, US Airways/American Airlines and WestJet.

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