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   The following terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
   AIR OPERATIONS AREA or AOA. Any area of the airport, both public and leased, used or intended to be used for the landing, takeoff, taxiing or parking of aircraft, or any other area designated so by the director.
   AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL or ATC. Personnel, equipment and air traffic control services provided by the Federal Aviation Administration, or other person, firm or corporation contracted to do so by the City of Fort Worth.
   AIRCRAFT. Any weight-carrying structure for navigation in the air and which obtains support by the dynamic reaction of the air to any obstruction connected with the structure. Gliders or ultralights, either powered or unpowered, helicopters, hot air balloons and airships will be considered aircraft.
   AIRCRAFT EMERGENCY or EMERGENCY. A problem or condition involving an aircraft either in flight or on the ground, which could endanger lives or property. An AIRCRAFT EMERGENCY can be declared by the pilot, ATC or other personnel responsible for the safe operation of the aircraft or airport.
   AIRPORT, AIRPORTS or AIRFIELD. All of the land, improvements, facilities and development of the Fort Worth Meacham, Alliance and Spinks Airports, or any other city-owned airport, except for the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
   AIRPORT CERTIFICATION MANUAL or ACM. The FAA approved manual containing the minimum operating standards of a specific Airport, as prescribed in FAR part 139, for certification of that Airport.
   AIRPORT CERTIFICATION SPECIFICATIONS or ACS. The FAA approved specifications containing the minimum operating standards of a specific airport, as prescribed in FAR part 139, for certification of that airport.
   AIRPORT MANAGER. The specific manager or assistant aviation director responsible for the efficient administration of a specific airport. The airport manager acts in the absence of the director, or upon specific instruction of the director.
   AIRPORT OFFICIAL. The director, airport manager, airport operations superintendent, airport operations supervisor, or any other aviation department employee designated by the director to be responsible for the safe operation of the airports and specifically designated with the authority to do so by the director.
   AIRPORT RESCUE AND FIREFIGHTING or ARFF. The primary airport firefighting personnel and equipment responding to emergencies on the airports.
   AIRPORT ROADWAY. Those portions of the airports designated and made available temporarily or permanently by the director for vehicular traffic and not located on ground leased by others.
   AVIATION DEPARTMENT. The aviation department of the City of Fort Worth, Texas, the department employing those city employees whose primary task is to administer, operate and maintain all airports.
   DIRECTOR. The aviation director, the head of the aviation department, being responsible for the administration, operations and maintenance for all airports.
   FAA. The Federal Aviation Administration.
   FAR. The Federal Aviation Regulations found in C.F.R. Title 14.
   HELICOPTER. Any rotorcraft which depends principally for its support and motion in the air upon the lift generated by one or more power-driven rotors, rotating on substantially vertical axes.
   MOVEMENT AREA. The runways, taxiways and other landing areas of the airport which are utilized for taxiing, hover taxiing, air taxiing and landings and takeoffs of aircraft, exclusive of ramp areas.
   NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION or NFPA. A global nonprofit organization devoted to preventing death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards.
   OPERATOR. Any person who drives, pilots, controls or maintains, either directly or indirectly, an aircraft or vehicle.
   PERSON. Any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, association, company (including any assignee, receiver, trustee or similar representative thereof), or the United States of America or any foreign government, state or political subdivision thereof.
   RAMP or RAMP AREA. Those portions of the airport, both public and leased, designated for the parking or storage of aircraft.
   RESTRICTED AREA. Any portion of the airport to which no ingress is permitted except upon specific authorization by the director.
   RUN-UP. Any operation of a stationary aircraft engine above idle power except to overcome inertia for taxiing.
   SELF-FUELING. The fueling or servicing of an aircraft by the owner of the aircraft with his or her own employees and using his or her own equipment.
   VEHICLE or MOTOR VEHICLE. Any automobile, golf cart, truck, bus, motorcycle, recreational vehicle, bicycle, push cart, fuel servicing vehicle, tug or any other device in or by which a person or property is or may be transported or drawn on a roadway, other than a device used exclusively on stationary rails or tracks.
   VEHICULAR PARKING AREA. Those portions of the airport designated and made available temporarily or permanently by the director, or his designee, for the parking of vehicles but not including parking areas under lease to others.
(Ord. 22838-08-2017, § 1, passed 8-15-2017)
   Definitions and rules of construction generally, see § 1-2