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Ik'OBCESTEB BEGIONAL AIBI'OIIT <br /> <br />375 Airport Drive <br />Worcester, Massachusetts 01602 <br />(508) 799-1741 <br /> <br /> o provide a safe, secure, and efficient airport for use by the flying pub!ic, <br /> orporate and private aircraft operators, and airline tenants; and to ensure that <br /> the Worcester Regional Airport consistently meets or exceeds all FAA and <br />Il other regulatory and public safety standards for U.S. airports. <br /> <br />Departmental Overview: <br /> <br />primary elements of any Airport's <br />mission must be to provide a safe and <br />secure Airport, and so it remains for <br />Worcester Regional Airport and Massport. <br />The Airport successfully completed its <br />Annual Federal Aviation Administration <br />(FAA) & Massachusetts Aeronautics <br />Commission (MAC) Certification <br />inspections with no significant findings. <br /> <br />The Transportation Security Administration <br />(TSA), the entity that has replaced the FAA <br />in overseeing security at airports and other <br />transportation modes, has installed all of the <br />requisite equipment at the Airport in order to <br />handle scheduled airline passenger traffic on <br />a regular basis, even though the Airport is <br />not presently served by any scheduled <br />airlines. TSA employees deployed from <br />other locations travel to Worcester to <br /> <br />provide security services on those occasions <br />when the Airport serves large, charter <br />operations. In addition, the Airport Director <br />and Chief of the Airport ARFF/Security <br />force completed TSA-mandated certification <br />training as Airport Security Coordinators. <br />From a security perspective, the Airport is <br />ready and prepared to serve scheduled and <br />chartered airline operations. <br /> <br />There has been much focus on General <br />Aviation (GA) at the Airport over the past <br />year. The Airport has co-sponsored (with <br />the Worcester Area Pilots Association, <br />WAPA) monthly meetings for area pilots, <br />including four FAA pilot safety seminar <br />presentations. In addition, the old GA <br />parking ramp for based aircraft was replaced <br />with a brand-new ramp that was paid for by <br /> <br />CITY OF WORCESTER FISCAL 2005 ANNUAL BUDGET <br /> <br /> Page i <br /> <br /> <br />