CLEARWATER – The Federal Aviation Administration Southern Region recently awarded the Airport Safety Mark of Distinction Award to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.
The airport’s assigned FAA Southern Region Airport Certification Inspector who recently completed our annual inspection made the nomination for this distinction.
The FAA developed this award to promote safety among the Southern Region certificated airports and to recognize any action, effort, or event involving an airport that deserves praise for its intended or demonstrated effect on the advancement of safety. PIE was noted for its “safe and successful oversight of the rehabilitation of Runway 4/22 which took place October 2011 through August 2012, the drainage improvements with Pinellas County, and 35,000 linear feet of crack sealing on Runway 18/36.”
“Through professional action and fervent effort the staff and management of the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport have improved safety for the traveling public,” said Winsome Lenfert in the award certificate. Lenfert is FAA Airports division manager. “Their dedicated efforts are deserving of praise and are indicative of their professionalism and commitment to safety.”
Noah Lagos, airport director, accepted the award in a presentation from Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ken Welch at the August 20 BCC meeting.