- Comply with FAA regulations and other guidelines.
- Supervise managers and staff.
- Plan budgets.
- Adapt to outside factors, such as weather.
- Work with community leaders.
- Maintain accurate records.
- Oversee the maintenance and repair of airport equipment.
Airport managers often are employed by the city where the airport is located, and they are responsible for all airport operations. The airport manager oversees all other employees and departments and manages the day-to-day operations as well as future airport planning. They may deal with many different issues, but they are primarily responsible for airport safety, regulations, and budget planning.
Airport managers may have to deal with noise complaints, emissions testing, and airport equipment management. They work closely with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other industry groups to manage and develop air traffic procedures, install
air navigation equipment, mitigate safety hazards, and manage the airport budget. They must work closely with numerous people, including the FAA, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), airline management, air traffic controllers, firefighters, security personnel linemen, and maintenance personnel, administrative staff, food staff, and sometimes retail managers.
Airport managers generally work with city, state, and federal officials to make their airports safe and efficient while following rules and regulations. They sometimes lobby to make important changes and work with legislative officials to promote aviation