Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Annual Port Authority's Meeting Held in Pohnpei

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): April 29, 1997 - The sixth annual FSM Airport Managers conference was on March 17 and 18 1997, at the Central Facilities Building at the FSM Capital in Palikir, Pohnpei, with Akillino H. Susaia, General Manager of Pohnpei Port Authority chairing.

Participants included Airport Managers of all FSM States, representatives of Continental Air Micronesia, Mobil Micronesia, Inc., National Fisheries Corporation (NFC), FSM Department of Transportation and Communication, FSM Division of Security and Investigation, FSM Immigration, FSM Office of Planning and Statistics, FSM Customs, US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Yap State Department of Transportation and Communication.

The agenda included presentations and reports by the FAA District Office, Regional Station Manager of Continental Micronesia Airlines on the topic: Airlines and Airport Operations in the FSM - Building Partnerships; Mobil's Pohnpei representative, William Iriarte, spoke on the company's operational plans in the FSM; FSM Department of Transportation and Communications' Aviation Administrator talked about FSM Airworthiness and Aircraft Safety Procedural Guidelines; Chief Executive Officer of NFC, Peter Sitan, spoke on the Impact of Airport Operations and Tariffs on the Development of the FSM Fishing Industry.

Participants grouped into three working groups that dealt with topics as Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) and related matters; Uniform Airport Rules and Regulations and Master Plans; and on Security and Facilitation and Ground Operations the result of which a number of recommendations were adopted.

The conference also discussed the draft FSM Airport Association's Bylaws and elected new officers and it was decided that the Seventh FSM's Airport Manager's Conference will be held in Yap immediately before the proposed FAA Directors Sub-Regional Workshop on Guam in February 1998.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356