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New Airport Operating Certification(s)

Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:31 am

When you build up a very major sized airport (something like a 90 million pax capacity and 3 runways, etc.) from ground, which authorities will be inspecting this airport and give it a go or no go for becoming operational?

Local Civil Aviation Authority (should also be an accredited member of ICAO),
ICAO itself (as a secondary inspector),
IATA (for some facilities...)

And at which stages? Only after completion, prior to becoming operational or in the course of construction, as well...?

Do organisations like TSA and FAA (from the USA) need to inspect this major facility to provide green light for the flights from this new Airport to their homeland, and vice versa? (I meant: for flights of any nationality airline...)
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Re: New Airport Operating Certification(s)

Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:27 pm

ICAO doesn’t do certification, they establish standards and recommended procedures (SARP) for national civil aviation authorities to put into law or regulation. The national CAA would sign off the airport in the final state, but civil engineering codes, fire codes, environmental compliance and host of others would approved first. Each according to National procedure.

Yes, if it has flights to the US, TSA inspects the security along with the FAA.

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