§ 131.02  DEFINITIONS.
   (A)   For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      AIRCRAFT. Any contrivance now known or hereafter invented, used, or designed for navigation of or flight in air.
      AIRPORT. Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport, includes all property and improvements within the boundary lines of any airport operated or controlled by the City of Monroe, except when otherwise specifically noted.
      AIRPORT EMPLOYEE. City of Monroe employees assigned to the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport.
      AIRPORT MANAGER. City of Monroe employee who plans and directs the operations of the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport.
      APRON. A defined area, on a land airport, intended to accommodate aircraft for purposes of loading or unloading passengers or cargo, refueling, parking or maintenance.
      CITY. City of Monroe.
      COMMERCIAL OPERATOR. An individual or firm operating at the airport and providing aviation services such as a ground, maintenance, storage, flight instructions, rentals, or sales, or a person who, for compensation or hire, engages in the carriage by aircraft in air commerce of persons or property. (See also "Specialized Aviation Services Operation (SASO)")
      COMMISSION. The Monroe Airport Commission.
      FAA. The Federal Aviation Administration.
      MOBILE SELF-FUELING. Truck-based fuel storage and dispensing unit designed to travel to a parked aircraft for the purpose of dispensing fuel in a self-fueling operation as defined below.
      PATTERN. The configuration or form of a flight path flown by an aircraft, or prescribed to be flown as in making approach to a landing.
      PUBLIC AIRCRAFT FACILITIES. Facilities as they are from time to time provided and made available by the City of Monroe for public use by aircraft operators in the following manner:
         (a)   Public runways for the purpose of the landing and the taking-off of aircraft;
         (b)   Public taxiways for the purpose of the ground movement of aircraft;
         (c)   Public aircraft parking space for the purpose of parking and storing of aircraft; for the purpose of loading and unloading passengers, baggage, and other cargo upon and from aircraft; for the purpose of performing operations incidental to the immediate preparation of aircraft departure such as inspection, cleaning, and fueling; for the purpose of making minor and emergency repair to aircraft; and for the purpose of parking mobile equipment actively used in connection with the foregoing; and
         (d)   Any other space, facilities or services provided by the City of Monroe for public use by aircraft operators at the airport.
      REFUELING TRUCKS. Any motor vehicle used for the transporting, handling, or dispensing of aviation fuels, oils, or lubricants.
      SELF-FUELING. The fueling of an aircraft by the owner or operator of the aircraft or by the owner/operator's designated employees or agents.
      SPECIALIZED AVIATION SERVICES OPERATION (SASO).
         (a)   Any person who shall have entered into lease or agreement with the City of Monroe for the use of any building, shop, or hangar, or for the site upon which such a building might be erected, and who, by further agreement, guarantees to provide on the Airport property and serve the public with all of the following minimum facilities:
            1.   Aircraft Maintenance Repair Station;
            2.   Aircraft Charter Services;
            3.   Aircraft Rental and Lease Services;
            4.   Avionics Sales and Repair Services;
            5.   Flight Instruction Services;
            6.   Aircraft Sales (New and/or Used)
            7.   Aircraft Storage;
            8.    Miscellaneous Services;
         (b)   Further guidance can be obtained in City Policy MA-0l, Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport Minimum Standards for Commercial Aeronautical Activities and Fixed Base Operations.
      TERMINAL AREA. Facilities used or intended to be used as terminal buildings, hangars, and other service buildings for the purpose of aircraft parking and passenger loading/unloading.
      VEHICLE. A piece of mechanized equipment by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a roadway, including bicycle.
   (B)   These definitions shall not supersede any definitions contained in contractual agreements with the City of Monroe.
(Ord. O-2019-09, passed 3-5-19)