Minot airport safety is number one priority

MINOT, N.D. - Following recent news stories about airline safety, the Minot City Council's Committee of the Whole discussed how the airport staff takes precautionary measures.

The Federal Aviation Administration conducted their annual inspection of Minot's airport last week, and for the second year in a row found nothing that needed to be fixed.

Airport director Rick Feltner says safety is the airport's number one priority.

"In terms of your airport being safe. In terms of the runways, the taxi ways, the lighting, the paint, the wildlife mitigation, the training the emergency services all of that stuff is top notch and recognized by the FAA as such,” said Rick Feltner the airport director.

Feltner says it's rare for an airport to get a perfect score, since most of the time the FAA finds one or two things they want changed.