CONSENT  AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Raymond E. Graham Chairman, Cedar Run District Supervisor

July 13, 2006

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Anthony I. Hooper, Deputy County Administrator

County Administration

Topic: 

A Resolution to Approve Amendments to the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Minimum Standards for Aviation Services and Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Rules and Regulations

Topic Description:

Upon further review of the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Minimum Standards for Aviation Services and the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Rules and Regulations by the Airport Committee, it has been determined that there is a need for clarification of provisions for obtaining unscheduled maintenance services. Specifically Chapter 3, Section 3, Paragraph A, Page 12, of the Airport Rules and Regulations, requires further clarification.  

This provision allows the aircraft owner to remain in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations 91.403 and 91.7 which charge the owner with ensuring that their aircraft is in “Airworthy” condition prior to flight.

The requested revision outlines a procedure for complying with Airport Rules and Regulations and establishes a fee in the Minimum Standards for Aviation Services for the mechanic to obtain a temporary operating permit in order for the aircraft owner to comply with the aforementioned Federal Aviation Regulations.

On June 19, 2006, the Airport Operations Subcommittee meet to review proposed changes to the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Minimum Standards for Aviation Services and the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Rules and Regulations which were adopted by the Board of Supervisors on January 12, 2006.  On June 26, 2006, the Airport Committee voted to adopt the following proposed amendments:  The County Attorney has also reviewed and approved this change.

Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Rules and Regulations:

Chapter 3, Section 3, Paragraph A, Page 12:

Section 3:         Maintenance of Aircraft

a.                           Repairs to aircraft or engines shall be made in the areas designated for this purpose by the County and the Airport Manager, and not on any part of the runway, taxiways, ramps or fueling service areas.  This section does not prohibit owners from performing maintenance on their own aircraft in their assigned hangars or tie-down space as authorized by the FARs.  No person shall allow a person who is not his/her employee onto the Airport to perform maintenance on his owned or operated aircraft unless the aircraft requires repairs which cannot be adequately performed by authorized maintenance and repair service on the Airport.  No person shall allow a person who is not his/her employee onto the Airport to perform scheduled maintenance on his owned or operated aircraft unless the aircraft requires repairs which cannot be adequately performed by authorized maintenance and repair service on the Airport.  An employee is defined as an individual on the normal payroll of the employer.  Any aircraft owner utilizing an employee to perform aircraft maintenance may be required to provide the County evidence of employment in a form acceptable to the County.  Social Security records, corporate identification, etc. shall be deemed acceptable evidence of employment.  An aircraft owner shall not contract with a second party, such as an aircraft maintenance company or aircraft management company or contractors, to perform “scheduled” maintenance on his/her aircraft at the Airport unless said company or contractor is recognized by the County as an authorized maintenance FBO or SASO as defined in the Airport Services Minimum Standards.  “Unscheduled maintenance by a service or mechanic not recognized as a FBO or SASO is permitted provided the aircraft owner submits a Declaration of Non-Airworthiness, endorsed by a licensed mechanic, to the Airport Manager prior to any work being accomplished.  The service or mechanic must also present proof of proper FAA licenses and certificates, proof of liability insurance and payment of the Non-Based Maintenance Permit Fee.  The Airport Manager will designate an area to perform such unscheduled maintenance.  Unscheduled maintenance is limited to the following:

1.      Warranted maintenance work that requires repair or additional attention by the warranting company.

2.      A malfunction that prevents the aircraft from being taken to another airport for maintenance.

3.      Maintenance work that requires a specialty service that is not being provided by an existing FBO or SASO operating at the Airport.

b.                          All aircraft maintenance shall be conducted strictly in accordance with Airport Services Minimum Standards; all Federal, State, and County fire and safety regulations; all Federal, State, and County rules and regulations; airworthiness directives, and other applicable rules and regulations.

c.                           No aircraft engine shall be started on an aircraft unless a competent operator is at the controls of the aircraft.

d.                          No aircraft engine shall be run up unless the aircraft is in a position that the propeller or turbine engine blast clears all hangars, shops, other building, persons, other aircraft and automobiles or vehicles in the area, and the flight path of arriving or departing aircraft.

Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Minimum Standards for Aviation Services:

Revision to Appendix A:

Addition of Non-Based Maintenance Permit Fee (per occurrence) $25.00

 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

The $25.00 per occurrence fee collected will be added to the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Enterprise Fund. 

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Fauquier County Airport Committee

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