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Broward County Airports Receive Outstanding Safety Inspections
- "Zero Discrepancies" for FLL and HWO -

BROWARD COUNTY, FL – On April 27, 2018, the Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) received an extraordinary achievement with “zero discrepancies” by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). “This is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Mark Gale, CEO/Director of Aviation. “Particularly since the airport is in the midst of a major expansion program with several ongoing construction projects. To attain a 'discrepancy-free' inspection in our very dynamic and busy environment is a tribute to FLL’s dedicated staff and their commitment to safety and security.” 

The Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 139 certification is an annual inspection which reviews the Airport’s compliance with the FAA’s airfield safety requirements. This rigorous inspection by the FAA, Southern Region, took three days to complete from April 24 - 26. The review concentrates on every aspect of airport safety. It includes the inspection of 102,000 linear feet of airfield markings, 500+ airfield signs, 3,000+ runway/taxiway lights, safety areas, staff training and knowledge, wildlife control, Foreign Object Debris, emergency response, and Airport Rescue and Fire Fighter response and training.

The  FAA Inspectors were highly complimentary of the hard work that they witnessed from the Broward County Aviation Department team.

All U.S. Airports certified under FAR Part 139, must complete this annual inspection which is a requirement by the FAA.

Additionally, on May 2, 2018, North Perry Airport (HWO) successfully passed its annual airport inspection from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) with zero discrepancies and high praises from the State of Florida Airport Inspectors. The inspection includes a review of all airfield markings, airfield signs, runway/taxiway lights, safety areas, aircraft approach slopes, wildlife control, and Foreign Object Debris.
About Broward's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
The Aviation Department is a self-supporting department of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations and capital improvements. FLL is located in Greater Fort Lauderdale, is in the heart of Florida's Gold Coast. The Airport is ranked 19th in the United States in total passenger traffic and 14th in domestic origin and destination passengers. With more than 700 flights a day, the Airport offers nonstop service to more than 75 US cities and global connectivity to more than 60 international destinations in 33 countries. The Aviation Department also operates the North Perry Airport, a general aviation airport for private and charter aircraft operators. Call 954-359-6100 for more information. For updates on airport programs and services, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or visit

About North Perry Airport (HWO)
HWO is a general aviation airport managed by the Broward County Aviation Department. It is located in Pembroke Pines, Florida, and consists of 511 acres with over 411 aircraft based at the airport. There were about 210,000 take-offs and landings in 2017. Operators include eight flight schools, two banner towing companies, several tour helicopter operations, and four Fixed Based Operators. In 2008 and 2013, the Florida Department of Transportation recognized HWO as General Aviation Airport of the Year. For more information visit HWO, or call 954-359-1016.

DATE: May 9, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Greg Meyer, Public Information Officer
Broward County Aviation Department
PHONE: 954-359-6116