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FAA inspects Tupelo airport

Reported by: Wayne Hereford
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Updated: 12/20/2013 9:50 pm
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Federal Aviation Administration wrapped up an inspection at the Tupelo Regional Airport.
The airport's executive director says it received two discrepancies following the inspection.

According to the FAA, the lettering on the airport's runway extension are not correct.

"The lettering, as part of our runway extension, they had left horizontal and vertical lines in the stenciling of the numbers which is not up to spec," says Tupelo Airport Executive Director Josh Abramson.

Abramson says project engineers had the lettering correct, but the contractors did not. 

He says it will be corrected easily.

Abramson says the second discrepancy is the terminology in the airport's certification manual.

Specifically, he adds, there are two areas in the manual where it talks about movement area training on the runways and taxis where vehicles move in and out.

He says certification is required to be on that area.

"And the term that we had miss-wrote in our manual is that you actually had to have personnel instead of persons listed," he continued.

Aside from the write ups, Abramson says the F-A-A points out the airport is doing a lot of things right.

"A certain amount of feet, just in the immediate location of the taxi-way and runway look like a golf course. It's right up to spec.," Abramson said. "It's quite a detailed inspection here at the airport and we're happy and satisfied with the results.
Prior to inspecting Tupelo, the agency inspected the Golden Triange Regional Airport in Columbus.
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