P.O. BOX 129
GROSSE ILE, MI 48138
WHEREAS, the Grosse Ile Airport Commission operating under the Township of Grosse Ile has the responsibility for the operation of the Grosse Ile Airport in the Township of Grosse Ile; and
WHEREAS, in order to ensure adequate aviation services and facilities to the users of said Airport; and
WHEREAS, in order to foster the economic health and orderly development of commercial aviation operators at said Airport;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Minimum Standards for Commercial Aviation Operations herein contained were originally adopted this 11th day of September 1995, and are amended this 20th day of July 1998 and approved by the Township Board this 27th day of July 1998.
In addition to the definitions provided in the Airport Rules and Regulations the following definitions shall apply to these Minimum Standards.
A. Aircraft Charter and Air Cargo is the business of providing air transportation (person(s) or property) either on a charter basis (commercial operation) or as an air-taxi operator.
B. Aircraft Fueling is the sale and/or into-aircraft delivery of fuels.
C. Aircraft Rental is the business of providing the rental of aircraft.
D. Aircraft Sales is the sale of new or used aircraft through brokerage, ownership, franchises or licensed dealership or distributorship (either on a retail or wholesale basis) or an aircraft manufacturer, or otherwise, who provides such repair, services, parts as necessary to meet any guarantee or warranty of new or used aircraft sold.
E. Airframe and/or Power Plant Maintenance is the business of providing for the repair and maintenance to airframe and power plant, which includes the repair, maintenance, inspection, servicing and making of modifications and alterations to aircraft, aircraft engines, propellers and appliances including the removal of engines for major overhaul. This category of service also includes the sale of aircraft parts and accessories.
F. Avionics Sales and Maintenance is the business of providing for the repair and maintenance of aircraft radios, instruments and accessories. Such business may include the sale of new or used aircraft radios, instruments and accessories.
G. Commercial Aviation Operator (Operator) shall mean a person or persons, firm or corporation who; for compensation or hire, engages in one or more of the following activities utilizing Airport facilities or property: air cargo, aircraft charter, aircraft fueling, aircraft rental, aircraft sales, airframe and/or power plant maintenance, avionics sales and maintenance, aerial advertising, aerial fire fighting, aerial powerline/pipeline patrol, banner towing, flight training and sightseeing. Where it is doubtful that an operator is for "compensation or hire," the test applied is whether the operation is merely incidental to the person's other business or is, in effect; an enterprise for profit, or as regulated by the Federal Aviation Regulations.
H. Fixed Base Operator (FBO) shall mean an Operator who engages in a minimum of the following activities: airframe and powerplant maintenance, aircraft refueling, flight training and aircraft rental.
I. Flight Training is the business of providing flight training, which includes instructing pilots in dual and solo flight, in fixed or rotary wing aircraft, and related ground school instruction as necessary for preparation to take an FAA written examination and flight check ride for the category or categories of pilots licenses and ratings involved.
J. Fuel Truck, Mobile Fuel Tanks and Fueling Operations shall mean an operator of a fuel truck, mobile fuel tanks or refueling operation who has an approved (by the Commission) fuel truck, mobile fuel tank or refueling operation agreement. This covers the operations of anyone engaged in operating one of these types of equipment or vessels to provide fuel for sale or reuse.
K. Lease shall mean the written agreement between the Grosse Ile Municipal Airport and an Operator (Lessee) specifying the terms and conditions under which an Operator may lease certain Airport facilities and/or property.
L. Operating Agreement shall mean the written agreement between the Grosse Ile Municipal Airport and an Operator specifying the terms and conditions under which the Operator may conduct commercial aviation activities without a Lease.
M. Sublease shall mean the written agreement stating the terms and conditions under which an Operator leases space from a lessee.
A. Operators must have a Lease or Operating Agreement and meet the Minimum Standards specified in Section 1100 in order to engage in commercial aviation activities utilizing Airport facilities and property.
B. Operators of fuel trucks, mobile fuel tanks or refueling operations must have an Operating Agreement for their operation and meet the Minimum Standards and requirements specified in Section 1100.3.
The Commission reserves the right to amend, add to, subtract from, or otherwise modify these Minimum Standards at its discretion in the interest of the public or due to changing business conditions by resolution with at least 2/3 vote of the entire Commission.
Failure of an Operator to comply with these standards shall, result in the following actions. The Airport Manager shall give the Operator a written notice identifying a presumed noncompliance, specifying the necessary action and a date by which the noncompliance is to be corrected. It is the Operator's responsibility to advise the Manager immediately if the noncompliance or the corrective action date is disputed.
Failure of the Operator to meet the initial corrective action date will result in a final noncompliance notice with a final corrective action date. A copy of this notice shall be forwarded to the Michigan Department of Aeronautics if applicable.
Failure of the Operator to meet the final corrective action date will result in the Manager sending the Operator a thirty day notice to cease operations and to vacate the field with out remedy except by appeal to the Airport Commission. A copy of this notice shall be forwarded to the FAA and the Michigan Department of Aeronautics if applicable.
If an Operator receives notices of three separate noncompliance within a given calendar year, the occurrence of a fourth noncompliance will result in an immediate 30 day notice to cease operations and to vacate the field, without remedy except by appeal to the Airport Commission.
A. Operators with a Lease or Sublease must register with the Grosse Ile Township Building Department utilizing the application form "Registration of a Business, Trade or Industry," a copy of which must be provided to the Airport Manager.
B. Operators doing business with the general public must ensure suitable customer/employee restrooms and parking facilities.
C. All Operators with an Operating Agreement will be subject to an annual operating fee of $200 payable on the 1st of January of each year. This amount will be prorated as follows: businesses in operation as of the first of the year, or new businesses to the Airport until June 30 will pay the full amount, new businesses after June 30 will pay $100. The method of prorating does not apply to banner towing operations, they will be required to pay the full amount.
Operator must lease or sublease a minimum of one hundred fifty (150) square feet of office space.
An Operator meeting the Minimum Standards for, and operating as, a Fixed Base Operator, as outlined in Section 1100.9, is authorized to provide fueling services to the public under the provisions of the Grosse Ile Municipal Airport Fueling Policy.
A. All independent flight instructors, defined as giving instruction only in a student owned aircraft, are exempt from this article of the Minimum Standards. Any single instructor shall have the opportunity to use prudently and obtrusively the Public Sections of the Terminal Building. All other Operator's desiring to engage in flight instruction shall provide as a minimum the following:
B. Operator must lease or sublease a minimum of five hundred (500) square feet of space to provide facilities for pilot briefings, ground instruction and pilot supply sales. A telephone shall be supplied for flight plans, weather briefings, or other flight related uses.
C. Operator must have a suitable on-site inventory of pilot supplies available for sale.
Operator must lease or sublease a minimum of one hundred fifty (150) square feet of office space.
Operator must have a lease, sublease for a minimum of two thousand (2,000) square feet of hangar space or be under contract with an FBO for services. This section shall apply to self maintenance for Commercial Aviation Operators.
Operator must have a lease, sublease for a minimum of two thousand (2,000) square feet of hangar space or be under contract with an FBO for services.
The following requirements pertain to all flying clubs desiring to base their aircraft on the Airport and be exempt from these minimum standards:
A. Operator must have a lease or a sublease for a minimum of ten thousand (10,000) square feet of hangar space and one thousand (1,000) square feet of floor space for office, classrooms, briefing rooms, pilot lounge, restrooms and telephone facilities for customer use.
B. Operator must provide the following services to the general public:
C. Operator must provide at a minimum, personnel on duty between the hours of 08:00 through 17:00 local, seven days a week (with the exception of Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day where Operator must be available on a call out basis).
D. Operator must have a suitable on-site inventory of pilot supplies available for sale.
E. In addition to the insurance requirements outlined in Section 1200.3, Operator must maintain a $2,000,000 liability insurance coverage with the Grosse Ile Airport listed as an additional insured.
As a condition prior to the granting of a Lease or Operating Agreement, the prospective Operator must submit a detailed description of the intended activity(ies), and the means and methods to be employed to accomplish those activities, including the following, as applicable:
A. All Operators requesting a Lease or Operating Agreement will be required to pay as appropriate:
B. Additional items that may be included in the Lease or Operating Agreement as appropriate:
C. The granting of a Lease or Operating Agreement shall not be construed in any manner as affording the Operator any exclusive right at the Airport, other than those premises which may be leased exclusively to the Operator, and then only to the extent provided in the Lease or Operating Agreement. The Airport Commission reserves the right for the use of the Airport by others who may desire to conduct the same activity pursuant to applicable Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, codes and other regulatory measures pertaining to such use. The Airport Commission further reserves the right to designate the specific Airport areas in which the Operator may conduct commercial aviation operations.
D. A fair and reasonable opportunity, without discrimination, shall be afforded all applicants to qualify, or otherwise compete, for available Airport facilities and the furnishing of services; subject to these Minimum Standards.
E. All Operators will be subject to applicable Federal, State and local laws, codes, ordinances, and other regulatory measures, including but not limited to Wayne County, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Natural Resources, Federal Aviation Administration and the Airport Rules and Regulations.
F. All Operators shall supply the Airport Manager and the Grosse Ile Fire Department with copies of all material safety data sheets (MSDS), for all applicable material used by their operation.
A. All Operators shall provide liability and property damage insurance coverage pertaining to their specific activities in the amounts required under current insurance protection policies. All such Operators shall comply with the following where applicable:
B. In addition to the insurance requirements mentioned above, Operator must have hangarkeeper's insurance with a minimum of $2,000,000 coverage.