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TRENTON, N.J. - A recent inspection by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified that the Trenton-Mercer Airport is in full compliance with federal government standards governing airports.

The finding of “full compliance” is rare and achieved by only a handful of airports in the nation.

The FAA’s extensive inspection is completed annually at commercial service airports and reviews a wide variety of different areas with which an airport is required to comply from a federal regulatory standpoint. These areas include but are not limited to: the Airport Certification Manual; the Airport Emergency Plan; records; personnel training; airfield pavement; markings; lighting and signage; snow and ice control; Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) readiness; fueling operations; and wildlife hazard management.

“The results of this very thorough federal inspection confirm our commitment to maintaining the highest standards when it comes to safety and compliance,” said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. “I commend the airport’s management and staff for their achievement.”

Aaron T. Watson, the Director of Transportation and Infrastructure, the department which operates the airport, agreed. “I am very pleased with our efforts at TTN. We always try to be good neighbors and good stewards of our facility and its users,” Watson said.

On August 3 and 4, the FAA conducted the 2010 Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 139 Certification Inspection at Trenton-Mercer Airport. The inspection certified that TTN is considered to be in full compliance with the requirements set forth by the federal government in FAR Part 139.

Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN) has been providing a convenient, safe mode of transit to the Mercer County region for more than 75 years. As one of only three commercial airports in New Jersey, TTN averages approximately 100,000 take-offs and landings each year and is a powerful economic engine, contributing thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars to the local economy.