Chapter 7.20
DEFINITIONS

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7.20.010    Definitions.

7.20.010 Definitions.

Whenever used in this title pertaining to the regulations of the Palmer Municipal Airport, the following terms shall have the meanings given below, unless the context requires otherwise:

“Abandoned aircraft” means an aircraft having been deserted or cast off by the owner and left without needed protection and care or by lack of payment of parking fee in excess of 90 days.

“Aeronautical service” means any service that involves, makes possible or is required for the operation of aircraft, or that contributes to or is required for the safe operation of aircraft on the airport, and is operated by a person under a land lease or commercial operating agreement with the city. These services include, but are not limited to, air taxi and charter operations, pilot training, emergency services personnel housing, aircraft renting, sightseeing, aerial photography, aerial advertising, aerial surveying, air carrier operations, aircraft sales and services, sale of aviation petroleum products, repair and maintenance of aircraft, or sale of aircraft parts and rental of aircraft storage.

“Air carrier” means a person engaged in the transportation of passengers or cargo in air commerce for compensation.

“Aircraft” signifies any contrivance now known, or hereafter designed, invented, or used for navigation or flight in the air, except parachutes and other contrivances used primarily as safety equipment.

“Aircraft accident” has the meaning given in 49 CFR 830.2, as most currently amended.

“Aircraft operational area” means any area an aircraft is designated to operate on the airfield (runway, taxiway and apron area).

“Airport” refers to the Palmer Municipal Airport, including all the runways, taxiways, aprons, and all city-owned real estate located within the boundaries of the airport reserve. This includes the properties in the runway protection zones (RPZ).

“Airport superintendent” refers to the official to whom the city manager has delegated the authority and responsibility of managing and directing the activities of the airport.

“Airport superintendent” includes that person’s authorized representative.

“City” means the city of Palmer, Alaska.

“City employee” refers to any person employed by the city and having assigned duties at the airport, including the airport superintendent.

“City manager” refers to the official to whom the Palmer city council has delegated the responsibility of managing and directing all activities of the city.

“CMGTW” means the certificated maximum gross takeoff weight of an aircraft as approved by the FAA.

“Derelict aircraft” means an aircraft that is in very poor condition and/or appearance as a result of disuse and neglect such as flat tire, missing components or deteriorated surfaces.

“Disabled aircraft” means an aircraft that is or has become inoperable on the airport for any reason such as incident, accident, weather event, or under repair and unable to move under its own power by normal means.

“FAA” means the Federal Aviation Administration.

“FBO” means “fixed base operator,” an aviation business operating an aeronautical service at the airport from a fixed location on land leased from the city.

“Field area” is that area within the airport that the airport superintendent designates for, or restricts to, use by aircraft only.

“Fire department” refers to the city of Palmer fire and rescue.

“Fuel tender” refers to any motor vehicle, trailer, or other mobile contrivance used for the transporting, handling or dispensing of gasoline, kerosene, oil or other fuel or lubricant.

“Hazardous substance” means any substance that is defined under an environmental law as hazardous waste, hazardous substance, hazardous material, toxic, pollutant, contaminant, petroleum, petroleum product, or oil.

“Heavy aircraft” refers to any aircraft having a CMGTW of 12,501 pounds or more and a minimum wing span over 60 feet.

“Historical aircraft” means an aircraft with a notable or noteworthy past and history.

“Incident” has the meaning given in 49 CFR 830.2, as most currently amended.

“Intermediate aircraft” refers to any aircraft having a CMGTW of 6,001 to 12,500 pounds and a maximum wing span of 60 feet.

“Light aircraft” refers to any aircraft having a CMGTW of less than 6,000 pounds and a maximum wing span of 45 feet.

“Motor vehicle” refers to any self-propelled contrivance, other than an aircraft, upon or by which a person or property may be transported or drawn along the ground.

“Movement area” refers to the runways, taxiways and other areas of the airport which are designated by the airport superintendent for the taxiing, takeoff and landing of aircraft, exclusive of loading ramps and parking areas.

“Nonaeronautical service” means any service that does not involve, make possible or is required for the operation of aircraft, or that does not contribute to or is not required for the safe operation of aircraft on the airport, and is operated by a person under a land lease or business activity permit with the city. These services include, but are not limited to, vehicle rental, pilot housing, and food service activities.

“NOTAM” signifies an abbreviation for “Notice to Airmen” published and distributed to pilots and others concerned with aeronautical operations calling attention to special airport or flying restrictions or conditions.

“Person” refers to any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, joint stock association or body politic and includes any trustee, receiver or assigned representative thereof that will be responsible to adhere to any restrictions, limitations or rights covered within these regulations.

“Police department” means the city of Palmer police department.

“Police officer” refers to a certified law enforcement officer having jurisdiction within the city of Palmer.

“Public use area” refers to that space on the airport in which access by members of the general public is not prohibited, including roadways, walkways or designated parking.

“Release” has the meaning given in AS 46.03.826.

“Responsible,” when used regarding hazardous substance contamination, means having materially contributed to, assumed under an assignment of lease, or being otherwise liable for contamination by law or contract.

“Wind scattered debris” is any rubbish caught by winds and leaving the direct control of an airport user. (Ord. 17-003 § 4, 2017)