§ 10-36-360

Definitions

As used in this chapter:

Aircraft” includes any and all contrivances now or hereafter used for navigation of or flight in air or space, including but not limited to airplanes, airships, dirigibles, helicopters, gliders, amphibians and seaplanes.

Aircraft Parking Area, Public. “Public aircraft parking area” means any area or areas of improved land situated on an airport which are designated from time to time by the commissioner of aviation to be used for the parking and storage of aircraft and activities incidental thereto, and also for loading and unloading and activities incidental thereto in the case of noncommercial private aircraft only.

Aircraft, Public. “Public aircraft” means any aircraft owned by and used exclusively in the service of the United States Government or of any state, territory or possession of the United States or the District of Columbia, or any aircraft owned and operated by duly authorized members of the Civil Air Patrol, only when operated under competent written orders issued by authorized representatives of the Department of the Air Force, but not including any government-owned aircraft engaged in carrying persons or property for commercial purposes.

Airport” means any public airport owned or operated by the city.

Approved maximum landing weight” for any aircraft shall mean the maximum landing weight approved by the Federal Aviation Agency, or successor agency, for landing such aircraft at a particular airport.

Cargo Ramp Area, Public. “Public cargo ramp area” means any area or areas of improved land situated on an airport which are designated from time to time by the commissioner of aviation to be used for the loading and unloading of freight and cargo upon or from aircraft and for activities incidental thereto.

Chartered air transport operations” means the transportation for hire of passengers, cargo and mail, or any thereof, by aircraft excepting scheduled air transport operation and includes transportation of cargo in the regular course of any business of the owner or person in control of the aircraft used for such transportation excepting scheduled air transport operators.

Chartered air transport operator” means a person engaged in chartered air transport operations.

Chicago Midway Airport” means the airport located in School Section 16, Township Thirty-Eight (38) North, Range Thirteen (13) East of the Third Principal Meridian which is bounded by W. 55th Street, S. Cicero Avenue, W. 63rd Street and S. Central Avenue, in the City of Chicago.

“Chicago-O’Hare International Airport” means the airport located in the townships of Leyden and Maine in Cook County, Illinois.

Landing Area, Public. “Public landing area” means any area or areas of land situated on an airport which are used or intended to be used primarily for the landing, takeoff, and taxiing of aircraft, and appurtenances thereto.

Noncommercial private aircraft” means any aircraft other than (1) public aircraft, (2) aircraft operated or controlled by a person, firm, or corporation engaged in an air transportation business, or (3) aircraft having carried passenger(s), cargo, baggage, or mail in any combination thereof for hire during the last preceding landing at a particular airport.

Public passenger ramp area” means any area or areas of improved land situated on an airport which are designated from time to time by the commissioner of aviation to be used for the loading and unloading of passengers upon or from aircraft for activities incidental thereto.

Regular ground transportation service” means any business conducted for the purpose of transporting airline passengers, their guests and airline personnel, their baggage and property to and from any airport under a contract with the city for the use of airport passenger vehicle driveways.

Scheduled air transport operation” means any business conducted for the purpose of transporting persons, property and mail, or any thereof, by aircraft in regularly scheduled service between fixed points.

Scheduled air transport operator” means a person engaged in scheduled air transport operations.

Secured area” means an area within an airport, access to which has been restricted by the commissioner of aviation.

(Prior code § 37-14; Amend Coun. J. 6-28-91, p. 2703; Amend Coun. J. 3-31-04, p. 20916, § 2.13)

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