The new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) has received its Part 139 Airport Operating Certificate from the FAA. The new airport, scheduled to begin service Sunday, May 23, is replacing Panama City-Bay County International Airport (PFN).
As part of the certification process, FAA inspectors tested the new airport’s 10,000-foot runway, instrument landing equipment, navigational system, runway lighting and air traffic control tower. FAA air traffic controllers are now training in the control tower in preparation of the May 23rd opening.
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is still awaiting final approval from the Transportation Security Administration and a Certificate of Occupancy from Bay County for the 125,000-square-foot passenger terminal.
For more information: NewPCAirport.com