Sec. 139.3 - Definitions.
The following are definitions of terms
as used in this part:
aqueous film forming foam agent.
means a person who holds or who is required to hold an air carrier
operating certificate issued under this chapter while operating aircraft
having a seating capacity of more than 30 passengers.
Air carrier aircraft
means an aircraft with a seating capacity of more than 30 passengers which
is being operated by an air carrier.
Air carrier operation
means the takeoff or landing of an air carrier aircraft and includes the
period of time from 15 minutes before and until 15 minutes after the
takeoff or landing.
means an area of land or other hard surface, excluding water, that is used
or intended to be used for the landing and takeoff of aircraft, and
includes its buildings and facilities, if any.
Airport operating certificate
means a certificate, issued under this part, for operation of an airport
serving scheduled operations of air carriers.
Average daily departures
means the average number of scheduled departures per day of air carrier
aircraft computed on the basis of the busiest 3 consecutive months of the
immediately preceding 12 calendar months; except that if the average daily
departures are expected to increase, then "average daily departures" may
be determined by planned rather than current activity in a manner
acceptable to the Administrator.
means the holder of an airport operating certificate or a limited airport
operating certificate, except that as used in subpart D "certificate
holder" does not mean the holder of a limited airport operating
certificate if its airport certification specifications, or this part, do
not require compliance with the section in which it is used.
means an airport or an area of an airport used or intended to be used for
the landing and takeoff of helicopters.
an airport ranking according to the type and quantity of aircraft rescue
and firefighting equipment and agent required, determined by the length
and frequency of air carrier aircraft served by the airport, as provided
in subpart D of this part.
Limited airport operating certificate
means a certificate, issued under this part, for the operation of an
airport serving unscheduled operations of air carriers.
means the runways, taxiways, and other areas of an airport which are used
for taxiing or hover taxiing, air taxiing, takeoff, and landing of
aircraft, exclusive of loading ramps and aircraft parking areas.
Regional Airports Division Manager
means the airports division manager for the FAA region in which the
airport is located.
means a designated area abutting the edges of a runway or taxiway intended
to reduce the risk of damage to an aircraft inadvertently leaving the
runway or taxiway.
means a potential for a damaging aircraft collision with wildlife on or
near an airport. As used in this part, "wildlife" includes domestic
animals while out of the control of their owners.
[Doc. No. 24812, 52 FR 44282, Nov. 18, 1987; 53
FR 4258, Feb. 12, 1988, as amended by Amdt. 139-16, 54 FR 39295, Sept. 25,