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
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.
Airport Rules and Regulations:
Chapter 3, Section 3,
Paragraph A, Page 12:
Maintenance of Aircraft
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:
maintenance work that requires repair or additional
attention by the warranting company.
that prevents the aircraft from being taken to another
airport for maintenance.
work that requires a specialty service that is not being
provided by an existing FBO or SASO operating at the
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.
engine shall be started on an aircraft unless a competent
operator is at the controls of the 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.
Minimum Standards for Aviation Services:
Revision to Appendix A:
Addition of Non-Based
Maintenance Permit Fee (per occurrence) $25.00