Augusta Regional Airport receives FAA safety award

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 4:41 PM
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The Federal Aviation Administration honored Augusta Regional Airport for ongoing efforts to improve airport safety.

Augusta Regional was one of five airports in the Southeast to win the Airport Safety Mark of Distinction, according to a news release. The airport was recognized for Aircraft Rescue Firefighting training improvements, prevention of runway incursions and development of a Wildlife Hazard Management plan, among other improvements.

Nominations for are based on recommendations from the FAA safety inspector assigned to the airport.

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thauch12
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thauch12 12/05/13 - 05:50 pm
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Cool, but work on getting

Cool, but work on getting more flights to places other than Atlanta/Charlotte/occasionally Washington. Cities far smaller than Augusta are much better connected...it's really sad.

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rebellious 12/06/13 - 08:30 am
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Thauch

Care to back up your statement with facts? Both Delta and US Airways operate through a hub (Atlanta and Charlotte) and spoke model. Therefore those two connections are gateways to anywhere these two fly. Volume drives any other direct flight, therefore the Washington direct. Curious as to the facts supporting your statement "Cities far smaller than Augusta are much better connected". Ultimately, it is the decision of the airlines to add direct flights determined by "butts in seats". We're not talking about government owned, revenue negative bus service but rather for profit free enterprise.

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rebellious 12/07/13 - 07:13 pm
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Deafening Silence

from a baseless statement by Thauch. "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak up and remove all doubt". (Author Unknown)

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