Barkley Airport Passes FAA Inspection
By Eddie Grant, with Barkley Regional Airport
PADUCAH, KY - For the sixth year in a row, Barkley Regional Airport has passed its annual FAA inspection without a single issue. The comprehensive inspection scrutinized all aspects of the airport including runway pavement, lighting, markings and signage, airport fire and rescue personnel and equipment training and readiness, records, and documented procedures.
As a certified Class I airport Barkley is held to the same rigorous standards as Chicago OHare, Atlanta, and all the other major airports. An FAA inspector based in Atlanta conducted the inspection.
Airport manager Richard Roof was more than pleased with the results of the review, which took three days to complete.
"For us to not have a single infraction or issue for six straight years is quite an accomplishment," said Roof upon hearing the results. "It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the airport staff, because without them this result would not be possible."
Less than five percent of all U.S. airports come through the inspection unscathed, without some sort of minor issue.