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Chapter 22. Municipal Airport

Sec. 22-42. Aircraft sales.

(1) Statement of concept. An aircraft sales operator is a person engaged in the sale of new or used aircraft through franchises or licensed dealership or distributorship (either on a retail or wholesale basis) of an aircraft manufacturer or otherwise; and provides such repair, services, and parts as necessary to meet any guarantee or warranty on new or used aircraft sold by him.

(2) Minimum standards. Minimum standards for an aircraft sales operator shall be as follows:

  1. The operator shall lease from the city an area of not less than 11,000 square feet of ground space to provide for outside display and storage of aircraft and on which shall be erected a building to provide at least 4,000 square feet of floor space for aircraft storage and at least 1,000 square feet of floor space for office, customer lounge and restrooms, which shall be properly heated and lighted; and shall provide telephone facilities for customer use.
  2. The operator shall provide auto parking space within the leased area to accommodate at least seven automobiles.
  3. The operator shall provide a paved walkway within the leased area to accommodate pedestrian access to the operator's office.
  4. The operator shall provide a paved aircraft apron within the leased area to accommodate aircraft movement from the operator's building to the taxiway or the access to the taxiway that has been or will be provided for the operator.
  5. The operator shall provide necessary and satisfactory arrangements for repair and servicing of aircraft, but only for the duration of any sales guarantee or warranty period. Servicing facilities may be provided through written agreement with a repair shop operator at the airport. The operator shall provide an adequate inventory of spare parts for the type of new aircraft for which sales privileges are granted. The operator who is engaged in the business of selling new aircraft shall have available or on call at least one single engine demonstrator.
  6. The operator performing the services under this category will be required to carry the following types of insurance in the limits specified.
    1. Aircraft liability:
      1. Bodily injury (each accident): $100,000.00 each person. $1,000,000.00 each accident.
      2. Passenger liability: $100,000.00 each passenger, each accident.
      3. Property damage: $300,000.00 each accident.
    2. Comprehensive public liability and comprehensive property damage: $1,000,000.00 each accident.
  7. The operator shall have his premises open and services available eight hours daily, five days a week.
  8. The operator shall have in his employ, and on duty during the appropriate business hours, trained personnel in such numbers as are required to meet the minimum standards set forth in an efficient manner, but never less than one person having a current, effective commercial pilot certificate with single engine rating and instructor rating.
  9. The operator shall make provision for someone to be in attendance at all times during the required operating hours.

(Code 1982, 21.21)