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O’Hare International Airport receives top marks for airfield safety

22 August 2016  •  Author: Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport a perfect score in its annual airfield safety inspection.

O'Hare International Airport receives top marks for airfield safety

The FAA’s Part 139 airfield inspection was conducted over the course of three weeks and was completed on 29 July 2016. This annual test closely examines an airport’s compliance with regulations for airfield operations including pavement, signage, lighting, markings, inspection reports, fuelling operations and emergency response and preparedness.

O’Hare’s airfield safety inspection took place over a 3-week period   

Commenting on the latest safety inspection, Ginger S. Evans, Commissioner of Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) said:

“Safe and efficient travel is our number one priority at Chicago’s airports.

“This perfect score for safe flight operations on one of the busiest airfields in the world highlights the CDA’s dedication to provide the highest level of safety for the traveling public each and every day.”

O’Hare International Airport encompasses over 11 square miles, has eight active runways and more than 50 miles of taxiways. On average more than 2,500 flights arrive and depart O’Hare every day.

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