4.16 Operating Certificate Compliance

Although non-air carrier airports are not required to meet FAR Part 139 certification standards, many states have statutory provisions that require public-use airports to meet minimum licensing or certification criteria. There are specific record-keeping requirements, especially for Part 139.

FAA Advisory Circular 150/5210-22: Airport Certification Manual (ACM)
Identifies acceptable methods of showing compliance with the Airport Certification Manual requirements in FAR Part 139.

FAA Web Page on Airport Certification
Provides references to Frequently Asked Questions for Part 139: Airport Certification.

FAR Part 139: Certification of Airports
Prescribes rules governing the certification and operation of airports in any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, or any territory or possession of the United States.