NEW SMYRNA BEACH MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AIRPORT MASTER PLAN UPDATE
AIRCRAFT OPERATION - An aircraft arrival (landing) or an aircraft departure (takeoff) represents one aircraft operation. A low approach below traffic pattern altitudes or a touch-and-go operation is counted as both a landing and a takeoff, that is, as two operations. Aircraft operations are recorded by the FAA in four categories: air carrier, air taxi, general aviation, and military.
AIR CARRIER - Operations performed in revenue service by certificated route air carriers. AIR TAXI/COMMUTER - Operations performed by operators of aircraft holding an air taxi certificate under Part 298 of the FAA regulations. This category includes commuter airline operations (excluding certificated commuter airlines), mail carriers under contract with the U.S. Postal Service, and operators of nonscheduled air taxi service. GENERAL AVIATION - All civil aircraft operations not classified as air carrier or air taxi operations. MILITARY - Operations performed by military groups, such as the Air National Guard, the U.S. Air Force, or the U.S. Marine Corps. Aircraft operations may also be described as local or itinerant: LOCAL - Local operations are performed by aircraft that (1) operate in the local traffic pattern or within sight of the airport, (2) are known to be departing for, or arriving from, flight in local practice areas within a 20-mile radius of the airport, and (3) execute simulated instrument approaches or low passes at the airport. ITINERANT - All aircraft operations other than local operations.
AIRCRAFT PARKING APRON - See APRON.
AIRCRAFT PARKING POSITION - The area on the ramp where aircraft park for servicing and preparation for flight.
AIRFIELD CAPACITY (HOURLY) - The maximum number of aircraft operations (landings or takeoffs) that can take place on an airfield in one hour under specific conditions.
AIRPORT ACCESS AND PARKING PLAN - A plan that indicates the proposed routing of airport access facilities to central business districts and to points of connection with existing or planned arteries and based on airport access studies that take into account traffic demands, existing and potential access problems, highway and rapid rail facilities, and in-town terminal facilities. The plan also incorporates on- and off-airport parking facilities for passengers, employees, and visitors and is a required element of an airport master plan.
AIRPORT APPROACH AND RUNWAY PROTECTION ZONE LAYOUT PLAN-A plan map showing the imaginary surfaces that specify the maximum height of structures, trees, and other phenomena around an airport and which is prepared in accordance with FAR Part 77, Objects Affecting Navigable Airspace. The plan is required as part of an airport master plan.
AIRPORT ELEVATION - The highest point of an airport’s usable runways measured in feet above mean sea level (AMSL).
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