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USVI Airports Pass Muster With Federal Aviation Administration Friday

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The two airports in the territory have passed FAA inspections, the Virgin Islands Port Authority reports.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) completed its annual inspections of the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas and the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix on Friday.

Each airport was “ranked overall satisfactory and within compliance of the FAA’s Part 139 requirements,” Acting VIPA Executive Director Damian Cartwright said.

“HERA ranked extremely high and CEKA showed significant improvement within the last several months,” Cartwright said.

He added that VIPA is committed to working with the FAA to improve airport operations and remaining compliant with all federal regulations.

“Airport looking so run down ?,” Alicia Caleb wrote on Facebook about the Henry Rohlsen Airport in Frederiksted.

The FAA’s Title 14 CFR Part 139 requirements outline the standards for certification of the approximately 550 U.S. airports with commercial passenger service.

Airports that host scheduled passenger-carrying operations using aircraft designed with more than nine passenger seats, or an unscheduled passenger-carrying operation using an aircraft designed with more than 30 passenger seats must receive FAA certificates for operation under Part 139.

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