2 Apr 2008

FAA says airports in the region are safe

9:26 am on 2 April 2008

The Federal Aviation Administration program manager for Micronesia has given a thumbs-up to international airports in the region, saying that they are safe and meet U.S. standards.

In an interview in yesterday's 2008 Pacific Aviation Directors Workshop at Saipan, Barry Brayer said FAA would have not allowed U.S. carriers to fly to international airports in the western Pacific if the facilities are inadequate and don't meet the agency's minimum safety standards.

He says all the international airports are safe and any operations that are done, any flights that are operated in or out of the airports are done within regulations and to the highest standards.

He added that aside from U.S. standards, FAA also checks international airports whether they meet international standards.