Denver International Airport is among the busiest airports in the world, with more than 540,000 aircraft operations in 2015. They just received a perfect score by the Federal Aviation Administration in this year’s annual inspection of the airport's facility and operations.

Safety is the No. 1 priority at Denver International Airport.  Everyone in our organization, from our 1,200 airport employees to our federal and local partners, are extremely dedicated to serving the traveling public and maintaining the highest standards of safety.

What Does the FAA Look at?

  • Movement area, including runways, taxiways, pavement, markings, lighting, signs, safety areas and more
  • Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF), including a timed response drill, training records, equipment and emergency medical training
  • Fueling facilities, including the DEN fuel farm, fuel trucks and associated safety training
  • Night inspections, including nighttime runway, taxiway and apron lighting and signage
  • Emergency planning
  • Wildlife hazard management

The annual “Part 139” inspection is conducted by the FAA and reviews airport operations as part of the annual airport certification process. Federal inspectors found no discrepancies between DIA operations and FAA operating standards.

Denver International Airport
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