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The Statesville Regional Airport won the Airport Safety Mark of Distinction award for its outstanding work in completing safety projects and making improvements to the airport.  The award was presented by the NC Department of Transportation Division of Aviation, and according to SRA Manager John Ferguson, is the first time the Division of Aviation has presented the award.  The award commends the SRA's staff and management for their "dedicated efforts, professionalism and commitment to safety".

The safety award was presented at the 37th Annual North Carolina Airports Association Conference in Wilmington, where Ferguson was also appointed to the North Carolina Airports Association Board of Directors as an at-large member effective July 1, 2016. 

The mission of the NC Airports Association is to promote aviation and airport management in North Carolina through networking and professional development opportunities. The NC Airports Association is a not-for-profit organization consisting of Executive, Professional, Affiliate and Honorary members. Currently, there are 72 publicly owned and publicly operated airports in the NC Statewide Aviation System. Of these 72 airports, 11 are air carrier airports providing service to commercial or regularly scheduled airlines in addition to serving the interest of general aviation. The remaining 61 are General Aviation facilities that service private and corporate aviation. The goal of the association is to assist in providing the finest airports and service available anywhere.

Nancy Davis
Public Affairs Director
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