RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AMENDMENTS TO THE WARRENTON-FAUQUIER AIRPORT MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR AVIATION SERVICES AND THE WARRENTON-FAUQUIER AIRPORT RULES AND REGULATIONS

WHEREAS, in January 2006, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors adopted the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Minimum Standards for Aviation Services and the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Rules and Regulations; and

WHEREAS, upon further review of the Rules and Regulations and Minimum Standards, it has been determined that revisions are necessary to provide clarification of wording and to create a procedure for aircraft owners to utilize the “unscheduled maintenance” provision as it currently stands; and

WHEREAS, the following revisions to the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Rules and Regulations are proposed:

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 adequate 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.

; and,

            WHEREAS, the following revision to the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Minimum Standards for Aviation Services is recommended:

Revision to Appendix A:

Addition of Non-based Maintenance Permit Fee per occurrence   $25.00

; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 13th day of July 2006, That the proposed revisions to the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Rules and Regulations and the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Minimum Standards for Aviation Services be, and are hereby, adopted.

 

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