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Press Release

For the third consecutive year, the Colorado Springs Airport passed the FAA’s annual Airport Certification Inspection with flying colors and zero deficiencies. This inspection is required before passenger airlines can serve COS by and covers a strenuous range of operational and safety standards. Even with these demanding standards, however, the COS staff continues to step up to the challenge to enhance the operations, maintenance, and safety of our airfield.

“This accomplishment is directly attributed to the dedication of our employees,” says Brett Miller, Assistant Director of Aviation - Operations & Maintenance. “Our Airport Operations, Field Shop, Airfield Electricians, and each member of our staff have played key roles in contributing to this achievement”.

The FAA inspection is comprised of 108-items that cover specific aspects of employee training, the conditions and maintenance of paved and unpaved surfaces, lighting and signage, emergency response, fueling operations and various other operational procedures. In conclusion of this year’s FAA inspection, the Colorado Springs Airport received an error free rating. “I’m proud to be able to work with such dedicated people and pleased to be able to say that COS is in great shape as a safe and secure facility for Colorado Springs and the southern Colorado communities,” says Greg Phillips, Director of Aviation for the Colorado Springs Airport.