FAA Recognizes DRBA for Runway Safety Program at New Castle Airport
(New Castle, DE) On March 2, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) presented the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) Airport Operations Division with a Certificate of Appreciation for the bi-state agency’s efforts to achieve full compliance with the FAA’s regulations regarding Runway Safety Areas (RSA) at each end of New Castle Airport’s two main runways. The FAA specifically mentions the relocation of a road to the entrance to the Delaware Air National Guard, the repositioning of navigational aids, and the recently completed installation of EMAS (Engineered Materials Arresting System). New Castle Airport was one of four airports recognized in the Eastern Region for outstanding work, joining JFK International in New York, Philadelphia International, and Lancaster Airport in Pennsylvania.
David A. Hoppenjans (left), Senior Project Engineer for Airports, and Stephen D. Williams (right), Airports Director, present the Certificate of Appreciation award to James T. Johnson, Jr., P.E., Executive Director of the DRBA, at the agency’s March Commission Meeting.
FAA Award Photo