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Chapter 22. Municipal Airport

Sec. 22-48. Aircraft charter and air taxi.

(1) Statement of concept. An aircraft charter and an air taxi operator is a person engaged in the business of providing air transportation (persons or property) to the general public for hire, either on a charter basis (commercial operation) or as an air taxi operator, as defined in the Federal Aviation Act.

(2) Minimum standards. Minimum standards for an aircraft charter and an air taxi 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 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, either owned or under written lease to the operator, not less than one single-engine four-place aircraft and one multiengine aircraft, both of which must meet the requirements of the air taxi commercial operator certificate held by the operator, including instrument operations.
  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: $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. Bodily injury: $1,000,000.00 each accident.
      2. Property damage: $300,000.00 each accident.
  7. The operator shall have his premises open and services available eight hours daily, six days a week. The operator shall provide on-call service during hours other than the aforementioned.
  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 this category in an efficient manner but never less than at least one Federal Aviation Administration certified commercial pilot and otherwise appropriately rated to permit the flight activity offered by operator.
  9. The operator shall make provision for someone to be in attendance at all times during the required operating hours.

(Code 1982, 21.27)