The terminal building of the San Luis Valley Regional Airport in Alamosa, Colo. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

Alamosa Unable to Qualify for Part 139 Certification, Current EAS Contract Extended

Just like airlines, airports in the U.S. are required to be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and must each pass a certain number of qualifications. The city of Alamosa, Colorado has been improving its airport, the San Luis Valley Regional Airport, for the past couple of years so that they may get certified under 14 CFR Part 139. In order to qualify for Part 139 airport certification, a facility must have certain steps and procedures in place that…