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Donaldson Field Passes FAA Inspection

Dec 18, 2017 12:11PM ● By Kathleen Maris

Donaldson Field, a general aviation airport located at the South Carolina Technology & Aviation Center (SCTAC), passed its yearly Federal Aviation Administration Part 139 Certification Operations Inspection.

“Passing FAA inspection speaks to the hard work and dedication of our staff,” said SCTAC COO Danny Moyd.

FAA Airport Certification Safety Inspector Warren Relaford commended Donaldson Field for the procedures it uses in the day-to-day operation of the airport and added, “The appearance of the airport indicates they are effective.”

Donaldson Field is inspected annually by the FAA to confirm it is complying with its operating certificate and certification manual. The comprehensive inspection focuses on such areas as condition of runway and taxiway pavement, markings, and lighting; accuracy and completeness of records for facility self-inspections and training of personnel; and aircraft fueling operations. Inspectors also critique the airport's certification manual – a comprehensive document that includes an emergency plan for a variety of operational scenarios.   

Operated as a service of SCTAC, Donaldson Field is a major aircraft maintenance and modification center providing everything from major repairs to routine inspections. Other uses include air charters, hangar and tie-down rental, flight lessons, and pilot and aircraft supplies.

About the South Carolina Technology & Aviation Center:

SCTAC is one of the largest business parks in South Carolina, home to more than 100 companies as well as the 1400-acre Donaldson Field, the largest General Aviation airport in S.C. Strategically located in a state that has more than 200 aerospace and automotive manufacturers and suppliers, SCTAC is a dynamic economic hub with a global reach. To learn more about SCTAC and available industrial or aviation facilities at the Greenville center, please visit