FAA Inspection Finds USVI’s Airports in Compliance

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) completed its annual Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 139 inspection of the Cyril E. King Airport (CEKA) on St. Thomas and the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (HERA) on St. Croix Friday, according to a report from the Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) Acting Executive Director Damian Cartwright.

Both airports were ranked overall satisfactory and within compliance of the FAA’s Part 139 requirements. “HERA ranked extremely high and CEKA showed significant improvement within the last several months,” said Cartwright. He added that VIPA is committed to working with the FAA to improve airport operations and remaining compliant with all federal regulations.

The FAA’s Title 14 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 be certificated under Part 139.