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  • GIAA News Release

Guam airport gives itself a back-pat for performance

The team at the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority passed its latest inspection with flying colors, making them the first airport in the Pacific region to earn zero discrepancies, two years in-a-row.

• On September 25-29, the Federal Aviation Administration conducted its annual certification inspection of Guam’s only civilian airport to determine compliance with 14 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 139, the Airport’s Certification Manual and the Airport Operating Certificate. The inspection is an extensive process covering 123 fields of compliance.

• The Airport received confirmation on October 5, 2017 from the FAA Airport Certification Safety Inspector, Wil J. Brown , commending the Airport for the procedures used in the day-to-day operations. Mr. Brown adds, “The appearance of the airport indicates they are effective. Your airport received a 100 percent compliance [rating] with no discrepancies.”

Governor Eddie Calvo joined in the self praise:

“This two-in-a-row feat is phenomenal. Not only is Guam International Airport retaining its 100 percent perfect mark, they remain the first and only airport in the Pacific region to accomplish this goal. Guam may be small, but our determination to excel is immeasurable. I thank the men and women of the GIAA for your dedication and hard work to promoting safety, security and excellence!”

As did Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio:

“Congratulations to Team GIAA! Your hard work has paid off. Zero discrepancies on an inspection that covers more than 100 fields on which FAA determines compliance is an amazing achievement. I hope that you are as proud of your accomplishment as we are of you!”


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