Airside Operations Mission Statement | Aim for excellence and ensure safety, security, and customer service for all users of the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) airport system, operator of Tucson International Airport (TUS) and Ryan Airfield (RYN); ensure compliance with 14 CFR Part 139 of the Federal Aviation Regulations; pertinent industry standards, rules and regulations, including internal documents and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); and strive to exceed standards through best practices and process improvement.
Personnel Responsibilities | TAA Airside Operations proactively manage a safe, secure, and efficient aviation facility and provide outstanding customer service.
Movement Area Driving | The Movement Area (MA) is all runways, taxiways, safety areas and other areas of an airport that aircraft use for taxiing, takeoff, and landing, exclusive of loading aprons and parking areas. MA privileges are heavily regulated and only those individuals with an operational need will be granted MA privileges. After the successful completion of the TAA’s MA computer-based training those individuals will be permitted to attend the TAA MA classroom training. MA classroom training covers many of the same topics addressed in the computer-based training but gives individuals the opportunity to ask questions and cover site specific topics.