FAA Airport Safety Mark of Distinction
Sarasota/Bradenton, Wednesday, August 21, 2013
For Immediate Release
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) Awarded FAA Airport Safety Mark of Distinction
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) presented the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport with the Airport Safety Mark of Distinction Award acknowledging the Airport’s initiatives that advance airport safety.
Recognized were multiple airfield improvements including additional supplemental wind cones, new LED taxiway lighting, signage, and runway guard lights. Other improvements include the removal of a structure in the runway protection zone, and implementation of safety meetings and computerized training programs.
“The safety and security of our users is our highest priority and we are honored to have received this prestigious safety award from the FAA in recognition of safety initiatives completed at SRQ” said airport President, CEO Fredrick (Rick) Piccolo.
The Sarasota Bradenton International Airport has five major airlines serving over 1.2 million passengers per year with over 100,000 annual aircraft operations.
For Further Information Contact:
Fredrick J. Piccolo, President, CEO
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
Tel. (941) 359-5200, extension 4200