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Taxiway Names and Engineering Brief 89

Well, they finally caught up to us here at KDEN! When this airport was designed back in the 80's, there wasn't much guidance on how to name your taxiways other than pretty much use the alphabet and don't confuse the pilots. This guidance improved over the years unitl they dropped Engineering Brief (EB) 89 on us back in 2012.  Pretty specific and really tightened up the rules on how to name your taxiway system.  We have...
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Testing locations ACE OPS

Hello,  I have been studying door the ace ops test,  and was curious if anybody knows of testing locations in the Washington state area? I have been asking around at the sorry I currently work, and folks seem to be a bit tight lipped about it for for reason. If anyone has any info, it would be much appreciated.
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NIMS, Airport Emergency Plan

We are in the process of incorporating NIMS into our Airport Emergency Plan.  Was just wondering if anyone has recently done this and looking for some guidance on where to start.   
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Engine Test Cells

Dear Operators, My airport has been approached about a possible business development play involving an "engine test cell" or test cell site for turbine engines. Does anyone have experience with this, or have a similar operation at your airport? I know this is a fairly vague question, but I confess that I am not familiar with such an operations aside from what a quick Google search has provided. I'm just looking for some information to...
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FAR 139 daily inspection idea?

Had a thought and wanted to run it by those of you on the forum. Would it be okay to break up the daily inspection? This is the thought. Overnight Shift 0000-0800 This would include RWY pavement,markings,lighting,signs RSA's and RWY OFA's  TWY lighting and signs Airfield OBST lighting  Morning shift 0800-1600  TWY pavement/markings TWY Safety Area and TWY OFA Daily inspection of RWY pavement etc this would be a "quick inspection" with 2 vehicles one...
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Fire Extinguisher Change?

Has anyone else noticed that the 2017 version of NFPA 407 (Section 6.1.10) appears to now require two 80lbs B:C fire extinguishers per fueling vehicle? Am I missing something? 
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Director of Operations FSM

Now accepting resumes for Director of Operations   http://careercenter.aaae.org/jobs/9028589/director-of-operations  
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New ACSI Procedures

Good Morning, how many times in previous part 139 inspections has the ACSI, pulled levers, pushed buttons, opened cabinets, or conduced a manual/physical inspection of the airport operators equipment?  In 2004, when I joined the Airport Safety & Operations office, I always considered this practice exposed the ACSI and the program to liabilities and why would the ACSI's internal Order have the ACSI conduct the tests rather than the airport operator representative?  You know, the...
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About to Graduate from College, Need Advice

Hello There! I'm a 22 year old Aviation Management major (Business minor) who is about to graduate from a 4-year program at San Jose State University with a B.S. I was encouraged by a friend in the industry to reach out to people on this website for some general post-college advice. I'm really interested in airports, and would be psyched to get a position in Ops, Management, Planning, etc. I'm in San Jose, CA and...
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Hi-Lite New Airfield Maintenance Service

Hi-Lite is proud to announce their new service Airfield Maintenance Services (AMS) Follow this link and find out more http://hi-lite.com/ams/compliance-simplified 
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ARFF truck maintenance

We are temporarily without a Fleet manager, during the time of our annual ARFF truck PM's  Has anybody ever been asked by a 139 inspector to show evidence of truck maintenance?  i am not finding any info in AC's regarding ARFF vehicles or Grant assurances that specifies proof of regular maintenance and certification.  Yes, we definitely need to keep these vehicles in tip-top shape, but does anyone have a scheduled truck maintenance program that is...
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Sightline wants to help you pass your 139 Inspections

Pass Without Discrepancies Every year, your annual Part 139 Inspection quickly approaches, and every year, your mission is to pass with zero discrepancies.  You're checking and double checking off all of the defined standards laid out in the advisory circulars and your ACM.  When you identify things out of compliance, they are corrected to meet the standards. Determining the condition of your pavement markings is tougher.  There are no defined standards for maintenance, so how...
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e Work Orders

We are always looking for a better more efficient way to conduct our jobs. One way is through the use of technology. Who doesn’t use a cell phone or tablet? Paper reports and work orders are technology of the past. The next wave of electronic reports and work orders…      Here is a case study about the implementation of eWorkOrders at Columbia Airport Click here - Case Study - Columbia Airport 
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Deralict Aircraft

We're about to have to kick a bunch of hangar queen aircraft out on the ramp, due to our ongoing obstruction (hangars) removal project.  We don't really have an obscure corner of the airfield to stick them, and I obviously don't want a bunch of aircraft with flat tires, bird nests in the cowlings, and flaking paint jobs front and center in front of our shiny new terminal.  My question is, how to we go...
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Pros and Cons of Keeping 139 Cert

What are some of the main pros and cons of keeping the Part 139 certification? Has anyone worked at an airport that has given up their Part 139 cert? 
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How do other airports track movement area authorization?

In FAR 139.327 it states: (a) Limit access to movement areas and safety areas only to those pedestrians and ground vehicles necessary for airport operations I am reading this as personnel that have a need to access the movement area need to be trained and badged. And I agree with this. But does a record need to be kept as to everytime one of those badged employees enters the movement area? Ex: TWA wants to...
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Glass Beads

Should be a simple answer. The advisory circular is not very clear on the use of glass beads in the surface painted hold signs. Do you put glass beads in the red paint as well as the white paint or just the white paint? Some of our markings have both and some have just the white. We are trying to make everything consistent. 
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FAR 139 Why do I care how it is fixed as long as it is

For many years we have been going back and forth about closing work orders. The FAA is telling us that not only do we need to reinspect discrepencies (Which we do already) but also we need to know how it was fixed. I.E. a centerline light is burned out we need to know the type of bulb and bolts used. Why as inspectors are we concerned about this? As long as it is fixed upon...
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OFA Crossing Procedure

I am currently writing an LOA and training documents for our vehicle service road crossing an Object Free Area. Currently, the vehicle service road crosses through the OFA at the approach end of runway 36, remaining outside of the RSA at all times. Vehicles are required to stop prior to entering the OFA and ask permission from ground. We are looking to make this a stop, look, proceed procedure that would eliminate communication with the...
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New Budget Cuts in Aviation

Here are a few articles that i found that would affect airports....   Trump budget calls for privatizing nation's air traffic control operations ...   Trump's budget calls for higher passenger fees and a privatized air ...   Essential Air Service faces ax under Trump's budget plan | News ...         Budget threatens city's commercial air service
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