The Friedman Memorial Airport Authority (FMAA) is responsible for the management and administration of the Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) which includes operation, maintenance, and capital improvement of aviation buildings and facilities.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) places the responsibility with the Airport operator to ensure adequate aeronautical services and facilities are available on a fair and reasonable basis to all aviation users.
To encourage the safe and orderly development of the Airport and its operation, the FAA recommends Minimum Standards for Commercial Aeronautical Activity be developed. Airport Minimum Standards are the criteria established by an airport owner as the minimum requirements that must be met by businesses in order to engage in providing commercial aeronautical activity at SUN.
The prior “Amended Minimum Standards for the Conduct of Commercial Aeronautical Services” for the Airport was last amended in 1997 and were no longer sufficient to address the evolving airport and regulatory environment. This project resulted in new Airport Minimum Standards for SUN.
Engaging airport stakeholders was an important part of the development of the new Airport Minimum Standards to solicit input and answer questions.
To this end, FMAA held two (2) dedicated Stakeholder Outreach meetings to engage stakeholders prior to considering the adoption of the new Airport Minimum Standards by FMAA.
The meetings were held virtually on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.
Comments received as part of the stakeholder outreach effort and associated responses by the FMAA Board minimum standards committee, were available for review. The matrix with all comments and responses can be found in the link below:
On March 1, 2022, FMAA formally adopted the new Minimum Standards for commercial aeronautical activity at Friedman Memorial Airport.
The newly adopted Minimum Standards document can be found in the link below: