The following words and phrases, whenever used in this chapter or documents promulgated hereunder, shall be construed as defined in this section unless from the context a different meaning is intended, or unless a different meaning is specifically defined and more particularly ascribed to the use of such words or phrases. All definitions contained in 49 U.S.C. § 40101 et seq. (hereinafter cited as “FAA Act”) and all amendments thereto shall be considered as included herein; and all definitions shall be interpreted on the basis and intention of the FAA Act and amendments thereto, unless from the context a different meaning is intended, or unless a different meaning is specifically defined and more particularly ascribed to the use of such words or phrases. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to mean that the city intends to permit any violation of any federal or state law. FAA regulations, as currently adopted, including any future amendments, shall be the controlling factor. The following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
“Airport” means the land and facilities owned or controlled by the city of Vancouver known as Pearson Field Airport.
“Aviation advisory committee” means that body which recommends to the city council, city manager and airport manager on matters pertaining to Pearson Field Airport.
“Airport manager” means the individual or individuals designated by the city manager as having responsibility and authority for management of Pearson Field Airport.
“City” means a municipal corporation organized under the constitution and statutes of the state of Washington and known as Vancouver, Washington or Vancouver.
“Commercial activity” means the conduct of any aspect of business, concession, operation or agency in order to provide goods or services to any person for compensation, for-profit or hire. In addition, any activity which requires a business license or certification to be performed whether for compensation or not is considered a commercial activity.
“FAA” means the Federal Aviation Administration.
“Fees and charges” means charges directly imposed by the city upon users of the airport for services of direct benefit.
“Person” means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, joint stock association or body politic, and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, or other similar representative thereof.
“Rules and regulations” means written rules as have been or may be promulgated from time to time by the airport manager to carry out this chapter or other city ordinance or law as needed to protect public health, safety, interests, and welfare on the airport, and which are consistent with this chapter and which have been adopted as provided herein.
“T-hangar” means a multiple aircraft storage building individually compartmentalized and normally leased to individual airplane operators.
“Tenant” means any person (as defined above) who through agreement with the city occupies and controls or benefits from the use of airport premises.
“Tie-down” means city-owned ramp space where aircraft can be tied down and typically uncovered. (Ord. M-4347 § 3, 2021; Ord. M-2733, 1987)