All property designated by the City of Aurora as the Aurora Municipal Airport
including areas not used for aeronautical purposes and all the improvements and
appurtenances contained thereon.
Manager/Director – The person appointed by the City of
to manage and supervise the operation of the
. In the absence of the Airport
Manager/Director, the Mayor of the City of
may appoint an Interim
Any individual, firm, co-partnership, corporation, company, association, society
or club and includes any trustee, receiver or similar representative
phrase “Public Airport Facilities” means the following facilities as they are
from time to time provided and made available by the City of
for public use by
all aircraft and their operators:
runways for the purpose of the landing and taking off of
taxiways for the purpose of the ground movement of
aircraft parking area for the purpose of temporarily parking and storing
aircraft; for the purpose of loading and unloading passengers, baggage, freight,
mail and other cargo upon and from aircraft; and for the purpose of performing
operations incidental to the immediate arrival and departure of
area provided by the City of
for public use by aircraft operations at
phrase “Public Airport Facilities” shall also include public roads, streets,
highways or such means of ingress and egress.
persons shall be governed by the Rules and Regulations prescribed herein while
on or occupying any area of the
. They shall also be subject to comply
with the order and instructions of the Airport Manager relative to the use and
occupancy of Airport property and Airport facilities.
Airport Manager and the City of Aurora may remove or evict from the Airport
premises any person who knowingly or willfully violates any rule or regulation
prescribed herein, or any rule or regulation in effect by the Federal Aviation
Administration or Department of Aeronautics of the State of Illinois, and may
deny the use of the Airport and its facilities to any such person if it is
determined in the sole discretion of the Airport Manager or the City of Aurora
that such denial is necessary and reasonable under the
articles shall be turned into the Airport Manager’s office by the finders. Any such articles not claimed in sixty
(60) days shall be considered unclaimed property and shall be disposed of in
accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Statute on unclaimed
and/or its agents shall not be liable for the
loss, injury or damage to persons or property by any cause, including but not
limited to fire, theft, vandalism, wind, flood, earthquake, war, acts of
terrorism or collision occurring on airport property.
persons involved in any accident or incident occurring on the Airport which
injures or damages person, aircraft, automobiles or other property of any nature
shall make a report to the Airport Manager within forty-eight (48) hours giving
all pertinent information as requested by the Airport Manager or his/her
has a disaster plan published and in
place if an event should occur at the
requiring its implementation. Once implemented, this plan supersedes
and controls all activities at the Airport until the event is considered
Standards for Commercial Activities
Standards have been published for commercial activities at the
. Any person(s), corporation or
organization conducting business or planning to conduct business on the Airport
must comply with these standards unless a specific exception is granted in
writing by the City of Aurora and/or its’ duly authorized
shall operate motorized equipment of any kind on the Airport unless possessed of
a valid State of
shall operate any motor vehicle on runways or taxiways or landing, taxiing or
aircraft parking areas without having first registered the same with the Airport
Manager and obtaining permission for the operation of such equipment from the
shall park automotive equipment in any aircraft tie-down
required for use in the operation of a business on the airport, approved
deliveries of goods to a business on the field, or for a construction project no
person shall operate a motor vehicle of any kind in any aircraft movement area
on the Airport unless otherwise specifically approved by the Airport
Manager. In the event of an
emergency, responding vehicles shall be permitted in all movement areas, but the
operators shall recognize that portions of the Airport may remain open during
the resolution of an emergency, which may cause a hazard to the emergency
shall operate a motor vehicle of any kind on the Airport in a reckless or
negligent manner. Speed limits
shall not exceed ten (10) miles per hour on ramp, apron, or aircraft parking and
shall have the right-of-way over all other traffic on the runways, taxi strips,
ramps and aircraft parking area. Unauthorized pedestrians are not permitted on runways, taxi strips and
ramps and all pedestrians shall yield the right-of-way to aircraft. Pedestrians and vehicles shall, when
possible, pass to the rear of parked aircraft. Neither pedestrians nor vehicles shall
pass in front of an operating aircraft.
under the influence of liquor or drugs shall operate a motor vehicle or aircraft
on the Airport.
persons shall operate a motor scooter, truck or other vehicle without the
exhaust system protected by screens or baffles to prevent the escape of sparks
or the propagation of flame on the Airport.
aircraft operations shall be in conformance with Federal Aviation Regulations
and State of
vehicles operating on the Airport between the hours of sunset and sunrise shall
have fully operating headlights and taillights visible at least five hundred
conditions existing on the Airport will not mitigate or cancel any existing
regulations unless the Disaster Plan is implemented as stated in 100.7
vehicles operating on a regular basis in the landing and taxiing area shall be
equipped with two-way radio and be in continuous communications with the Control
Tower with the exception of the following types of
equipment while attending an accident.
vehicles and towing tugs may cross for loading purposes only. Prior to each trip the operator must
obtain telephone clearance from the Tower or clearance by two-way
and maintenance equipment not engaged in working on the runway proper. The Tower will be kept informed of the
general area in which they are working.
vehicle crossing any taxiway or runway and not equipped with a two-way radio and
in direct contact with the Tower on the ground frequency shall not operate
within the aircraft movement areas until prior permission is received from the
Control Tower by telephone and then must observe all light signals from the
It is the
responsibility of all vehicle operators to be conversant with the standard
airport light signal regardless of whether vehicle is
Motor Vehicles and Aircraft
shall make any repairs to motor vehicles or aircraft anywhere on the Airport
that shall create a hazard to other aircraft, motor vehicles, property or people
or create an unsightly condition; nor shall any person move, interfere or tamper
with any motor vehicle part, or aircraft part, instrument or tool thereof
without the permission of the owner of satisfactory evidence of the right to do
so duly presented to the Airport Manager.
shall park a motor vehicle in any area other than those areas specifically
provided and established for parking unless approved by Airport
persons shall park a motor vehicle in any manner in the parking areas other than
those in the position designated by marked lines or by posted
of a t-hangar shall park his vehicle in any area other than the designated
parking area or inside his or her respective hangar.
vehicles shall be parked adjacent to t-hangars.
is granted the Airport Manager to tow or otherwise move motor vehicles that are
parked in violation of these regulations on Airport property and such movement
of a vehicle shall be done at the operator’s expense and without liability for
damage attaching to the Airport Manager, City of
aeronautical activities at this Airport and all flying of aircraft departing
from or arriving in the air space above the Airport shall be conducted in
conformity with the current pertinent provisions of the Federal Aviation
Administration, Transportation Safety Administration and orders issued by the
owners of all aircraft based on the Airport will register their aircraft with
the Manager’s office within forty-eight (48) hours of arrival. Any change in ownership will require a
change in registration.
Airport Manager may delay or restrict any flight or other operations at the
Airport of any aircraft for any reason in his/her sole
event the Manager believes the conditions of the Airport or any part of the
Airport to be unsafe for landings or take-offs, it shall be within his/her sole
discretion to issue a NOTAM closing the entire Airport or any part thereof. This shall be filed with FAA Flight
Service Station over the signature of the person authorizing such closing. The same procedure will be followed when
the field is again usable.
disabled aircraft and parts thereof on the Airport shall be promptly removed
from public view by the owners as soon as possible unless otherwise
person refuses to move an aircraft as directed by the Airport Manager or
authorized designee, said aircraft may be towed away at the owner or operator’s
expense and without liability for damage that may result in the course of or
after such moving. The same shall
apply to removal of wrecked or damaged aircraft and its
shall not perform warm-up, engine
run-ups or engine test operations in any area that would result in a hazard to
other aircraft, persons or property. No testing of engines between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. unless specifically
approved by the Airport Manager.
shall park aircraft in any area on the Airport other than that prescribed by the
aerobatic flight or ground demonstrations shall be conducted on the Airport
without the express written approval of the Manager. No aircraft shall be operated in other
than normal flight altitudes without the express written approval of the Airport
person damaging any light or fixtures by means of contact with aircraft or other
vehicle shall report such damage to the Airport Manager’s office immediately and
shall be fully responsible for any costs required to repair or replace the
classification of any aircraft and the type of operation connected therewith
shall be determined by the Airport Manager unless specifically described
owned aircraft will be operated non-commercially by owner or
aircraft can be used in connection with the owner’s business comparable to an
owner’s use of his private automobile.
and corporation owned aircraft that are operated for the free transportation of
their and other personnel and or products are classified as private aircraft and
subject to the restrictions as listed under 2 above.
aircraft must be owned and operated by a non-profit partnership or non-profit
corporation, and each club member must be a bona fide owner of a part of the
aircraft or a share in the corporation. The club may not derive greater revenue from the use of the aircraft than
the amount necessary to pay and amortize the use of the operations, maintenance
and replacement of its aircraft and will file and keep up to date with the
Airport Manager a list of membership. At any time the Airport Manager has reason to believe a club aircraft is
being so operated that it falls under the “commercial” classification hereunder,
he shall so notify such club. If
they fail to remedy conditions in the complaint, the Airport Manager shall
reclassify the aircraft and levy fees necessary to the pertinent type of
for sale: New or used aircraft held
for sale only. Such aircraft may be
demonstrated to prospective purchasers, or, when sold, may be used to instruct
the new owner in their operation.
passengers for hire on local flights.
rental, hire or charter.
instruction and its kindred occupations where payment is
aircraft used for commercial purposes and not otherwise covered in these
C. Certified Air Carriers
Contract: All Federally certified air carriers
holding a contract with the
Non-Contract: All Federally certified air carriers not
covered in Section 300.11 C.1. above.
scheduled air carrier operations will be allowed at the
by carriers using aircraft of more
than 30 seats.
operator of an aircraft shall taxi onto or across a runway or taxiway unless
specifically cleared to do so by radio or light signal while tower is in
shall start or run any engine in aircraft unless a person that is a licensed
pilot or a licensed FAA mechanic is in the aircraft attending the engine
shall run the engine or engines of any aircraft at any location on the Airport
in such a manner as to cause damage to either aircraft or property or in such
manner as to blow paper, dirt or other materials across taxiways or runways in
such a manner as to endanger the safety of operations on the
to be used when landing and taking off, unless otherwise directed by ATC or for
aircraft operations shall comply with most recent noise abatement
aircraft shall taxi on the grass or use the grass areas for take-offs or
landings unless specifically designated or approved by the Airport
authorization is required for aircraft with a wheel loading in excess of the
amount published in the Airmen’s Information Manual to land or take-off at the
FUELING AND FLAMMABLES
shall use flammable volatile liquids in the cleaning of aircraft, aircraft
engines, propellers, appliances or for any other purpose unless such operations
are conducted in compliance with the Fire Code of the City of
No person shall
keep or store any flammable and/or toxic material unless in compliance with the
Fire Code of the City of
in the hangars or any building on the
Airport. Such materials may be kept
in an aircraft in the proper receptacles installed in the aircraft for such
purposes or in rooms or areas specifically approved for such storage by the City
or in Underwriter’s Laboratory approved safety
and Doping processes shall be conducted only in areas conforming to the City of
for aviation purposes will be dispensed on the
property in compliance with the City of
400.5 Fueling and
aircraft shall be fueled or defueled while the engine is running or being warmed
by applications of exterior heat or while such aircraft is in a hangar or
persons shall smoke within one hundred feet (100’) of an aircraft being fueled
shall operate any radio transmitter or receiver or switch electrical appliances
off or on in an aircraft during fueling or defueling.
refueling the aircraft, the fueling dispensing apparatus shall both be grounded
to a point or points of zero electrical potential.
shall use any material or equipment during fueling or defueling of aircraft that
is likely to cause a spark or ignition.
fire extinguishers shall be within ready reach of all persons engaged in fueling
or defueling aircraft.
shall start the engine of any aircraft when there is any fuel on the ground or
under such aircraft.
hoses and equipment shall be maintained in a safe, sound and nonleaking
condition and shall be approved by City Fire Marshal in all respects and
aircraft shall be fueled or defueled while passengers are on board the aircraft
unless a passenger loading ramp is in place at the cabin door of the aircraft,
the aircraft door is in open position and a cabin attendant flight officer is
present at or near the cabin door.
engaged in the fueling and draining of aircraft shall exercise care to prevent
overflow of fuel. Persons
responsible will take proper measures to remove volatile liquids when applied
trucks shall be parked only in designated areas as approved by the Fire
of aircraft shall be approved by Airport Manager.
self-fueling shall be in compliance with the Minimum Standards for Commercial
Activities and Tenants at the
on Apron Area
oil and solvent drums or receptacles shall not be stored on apron and ramp areas
in excess of amounts actually needed as current stock. Any material of this type that is kept
in subject areas will be kept enclosed and covered in a housing of a design and
type that meets the approval of the City Fire Code.
oils, dopes, paints, solvents or acids shall be disposed of or dumped in drains,
on the ramp areas, catch basins or ditches or elsewhere on the
PUBLIC AND TENANT USAGE
person shall be allowed upon the Airport while under the influence of drugs,
alcohol, or intoxicating liquor (unless medically prescribed). No person shall commit any disorderly,
obscene or indecent act, use obscene language or commit any act of nuisance,
conduct or engage in any form of gambling or commit any act or acts likely to
disturb other persons or cause a breach of the peace.
shall dispose of garbage, papers or refuse or other material on the Airport
except in the receptacles provided for that purpose; nor use a comfort station
other than in a clean and sanitary manner; nor expectorate on the floors, walls
or other surfaces of any Airport property.
shall destroy, injure, deface or disturb in any way any building, sign,
equipment, marker or other structure, tree, flower, lawn or other property on
the Airport, nor alter, make additions to or erect any building or sign or make
any excavations on the Airport without permission nor willfully abandon any
personal property on the Airport.
Explosives and Flammable Materials
person, except peace officers, duly authorized Air Carrier employees or members
of the Armed Forces of the United States on official duty shall carry any
weapons or explosives on the Airport except cased sporting guns carried for
transshipment without expressed permission of the Airport Manager, but in no
event contrary to law.
shall enter upon the field area, control tower, utilities and service rooms or
areas or other areas as may be designated restricted,
assigned on duty therein.
authorized by the Airport Manager.
under appropriate supervision entering the apron for the purpose of embarkation
Roads and Walks
shall travel on the Airport other than on the roads, walks, or places provided
for the particular class of travel.
shall occupy the roads or walks in such a manner as to hinder or obstruct their
shall enter the
of the Airport with a dog or
other animal except that Seeing Eye dogs may be permitted in for appropriate
purposes, and where animals are to be transported by air or restrained by leash
or properly confined.
and Refusal to Comply
shall loiter on any part of the Airport or in any building on the Airport, nor
shall any person come upon or use the Airport except while traveling through as
a passenger on a interstate bus or taxicab or while enplaning or deplaning as a
passenger on an aircraft operating on the Airport after such person has been
denied the use of the Airport by the Manager. Any person or persons who shall refuse
to comply with these applicable rules and regulations, after proper request to
so do by the Airport Manger or other authorized representatives, shall be
requested to leave the Airport, and in the event of his or her failure to comply
with a proper request to abide by the Rules and Regulations of the Aurora
Municipal Airport shall be regarded as trespasser.
shops, garages, equipment, and facilities are expressly for the conduct of the
owner’s or lessee’s business and operations. No persons other than employees of the
owner or lessee shall make use of these facilities or loiter around such
premises without individual and specific permission of the owner or lessee. This section applies to the
premises as well as other property
comprising the Airport property.
of Business or Commercial Activity
shall engage in any business or commercial activity of any nature whatsoever on
Airport property without a written agreement with the City of
soliciting of funds for any purpose on the Airport without a written agreement
with the City of
shall establish a parachute drop zone on Airport property. However, skydiving shall be allowed on a
case by case basis, with the approval of the Aurora City Council, for Airport
special events, under such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the
shall smoke on the Airport apron, in any hangar or shop, service station area,
gasoline storage area, or in any building, room or place on the Airport where
smoking is specifically prohibited or within one hundred feet (100’) of any
fueling or defueling operation.
shall keep uncovered trash containers in any area. No vehicle used for hauling trash, dirt
or any other materials shall be operated on the Airport unless such vehicle is
constructed so as to prevent the contents thereof from dropping, sifting,
leaking or otherwise escaping therefrom. Areas to be used for trash or garbage containers shall be designated by
the Airport Manager and no other areas shall be used. Such areas shall be kept clean and
sanitary at all times. All lessees
are responsible for keeping their areas clean and neat at all
lessees on the Airport shall keep the floors of the hangars, hangar areas and
terminal apron and ramp areas, leased by them respectively or used in their
operation, clean and clear of oil, grease and other material or stains and in
good repair, except as may be provided to the contrary in any specific leases or
or lessee on the Airport shall store or stack material or equipment in such a
manner as to constitute a hazard to personnel or property nor allow such
material or equipment to be or become a nuisance.
500.15 Equipment and Miscellaneous in
equipment shall be parked and kept in a neat and orderly manner. No receptacles, chests, cases or housing
shall remain on the apron or ramp area that do not fit in with the general
architectural cleanliness standards of the rest of the installation. Final approval on these items rests with
the Airport Manager.
tenants shall maintain their leased property in a condition as to repair,
cleanliness and general maintenance in a manner agreeable to the Airport Manager
or in accordance with the individual lease agreements shall not permit or allow
the leased premises to be or become a nuisance.
tenants or lessees shall supply and maintain fire extinguishers, which shall be
adequate and readily accessible in accordance with rules approved by the City of
for the particular hazard
and Decorative Changes
tenants, lessees or grantees will be permitted to effect structural or
decorative changes of any type without prior permission of the City of Aurora
lessees and grantees shall be fully responsible for all damages to buildings,
equipment, real property and appurtenances owned or in the custody of the Aurora
Municipal Airport caused by negligence, abuse or carelessness on the part of
their employees, agents, customers, visitors, suppliers, or persons with whom
they may do business.
tenant shall provide a meter for the purpose of accurately measuring gas, water
and electrical power used by the tenant over and above the normal amounts of
these utilities as furnished by the
Other Law Enforcement Agencies
event that occasions arise that are beyond the capability of regular Airport
employees to control, outside law enforcement agencies shall be called for
SCHEDULE OF CHARGES
to time when space is available and when the Aurora City Council deems it
proper, fees may be charged for the following: landing, floor rental, field use, tie
downs, parking and any other fees which the Aurora City Council may
designate. Rates will be available
at the Airport Manager’s office.
PENALTIES FOR VIOLATORS
person who violates or aids or abets in the violations of the provisions of any
of these rules and regulations shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon
conviction thereof shall be fined not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00)
and/or denied the use of the facilities of the Airport for a period not to
exceed thirty (30) days.
Manager shall be authorized to issue citations to persons or businesses
violating these regulations.
Adopted by the City Council
by the City Council
10, 1999 and
by Committee of the City
January 11, 2006