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Milwaukee's Mitchell Airport Receives 9th Consecutive Perfect Score from FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration has presented Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport with a perfect score on its annual certification inspection.

It is the ninth consecutive year MKE has received an inspection with zero discrepancies noted by inspectors.

“This achievement continues our tradition of ensuring the highest level of safety and efficiency for passengers who choose MKE for their travel,” County Executive Chris Abele said. “During their presentation to the Airport, FAA inspectors praised MKE for serving as a model airport in the Great Lakes Region.  I commend Mitchell Airport’s Operations and Maintenance employees for their dedication and hard work, which have contributed to the Airport’s nine consecutive perfect inspections.”

The FAA inspection, which is required annually by Part 139 of the Federal Aviation Regulations, includes a close look at pavement, marking, lighting and safety areas along all runways and taxiways. It also reviews the Airport’s self-inspections, training of personnel, and aircraft fueling operations. The Airport Certification Manual, which includes the Airport’s operational, security and emergency plans, is also reviewed by inspectors.

“We are proud to continue our legacy of having the highest safety and security standards here at MKE,” Airport Director Izzy Bonilla said. “We continually work with our partners to make MKE the best among its peer airports in the nation.”

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