RFC - Fixed Base Operator at Peter O. Knight Airport and Plant City Airport

Agency: Tampa International Airport
State: Florida
Type of Government: State & Local
Caegory:
  • V - Transportation, Travel and Relocation Services
Posted Date: Mar 12, 2018
Due Date: Mar 16, 2018
Solicitation No: 18-534-025
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RFC - Fixed Base Operator at Peter O. Knight Airport and Plant City Airport
Peter O. Knight Airport, Plant City Airport
Contact Information
Cathy H. Tefft: ctefft@tampaairport.com; 813-870-8733
  • Question and Clarification Deadline, March 8, 2018
  • Final Addendum Posted, March 13, 2018

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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

AVIATION AUTHORITY

REQUEST FOR COMMENT

FOR

FIXED BASED OPERATORS

AT

PETER O. KNIGHT AIRPORT AND PLANT CITY AIRPORT

SOLICITATION NUMBER: 18-534-025

ADVERTISEMENT DATE: February 23, 2018

ISSUE DATE: February 23, 2018


1.0 Project Background

The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority (Authority), an independent special district, issues this Request for Comment (RFC) to solicit information only comments from prospective companies or individuals (Respondents) who may be interested in providing Fixed Base Operator (FBO) services at Peter O. Knight Airport (TPF), Plant City Airport (PCM), or both TPF and PCM, collectively hereinafter referred to as Airports.

The Authority does not guarantee that a contract will be awarded as a result of this RFC, nor does the Authority guarantee that a formal solicitation such as a Request for Proposal (RFP), Invitation to Bid (ITB) or other procurement process will be issued as a result of this RFC. However, the Authority currently anticipates issuing a formal solicitation for FBO services at TPF and PCM around August 2018 with an estimated award date of March 2019.

1.01 Request for Comment Document

Exhibit A, Authority Rules and Regulations R331, Minimum Standards for Commercial Aeronautical Activities for Tampa International Airport, General Aviation – sets forth the minimum standards to foster, encourage, promote and develop general aviation and related Aeronautical Activities at TPF, PCM and Tampa Executive Airport.

1.02 Definitions

A. Aeronautical Activity: Any activity or service that involves, makes possible, facilitates, is related to, assists in, or is required for the operation of aircraft; any activity that contributes to, or is required for the safety of such operations; or any activity that has a direct relationship to the operation of aircraft.

B. Authority Fiscal Year: The twelve-month period beginning October 1st of a calendar year and continuing through September 30th of the following calendar year.

C. Commercial Aeronautical Operator (CAO): A person or company that, for compensation or hire, engages in, runs, involves, makes possible, or is required for an Aeronautical Activity. Types of CAOs include, but are not limited to, FBOs or SASOs for which compensation is received.

D. Core Services: Those Aeronautical Activities that must be provided to general aviation airport patrons by a FBO and cannot be subleased to a person or other entity, as further described in Exhibit A, Section 5, attached hereto.

E. Fixed Base Operator (FBO): A CAO granted the right by the Authority through a contract or agreement to operate on the Airports in order to provide Core Services along with required other services as described in Exhibit A, Section 5, attached hereto.

F. Specialized Aviation Service Operator (SASO): A CAO offering a single Aeronautical Activity other than Core Services.

1.03 Background

The Authority was created in 1945 and is an independent special district governed by the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Act, Chapter 2012-234, Laws of Florida, as amended. This Act provides that the Authority will have exclusive jurisdiction, control, supervision and management over all publicly owned airports in Hillsborough County.

The Authority owns and operates Tampa International Airport and three general aviation airports: TPF, PCM and Tampa Executive Airport. The Authority contracts with individual firms for management of these three general aviation airports.

1.04 Peter O. Knight Airport

TPF, located on the southern end of Davis Islands on 107 acres, is supported by two runways: 4/22 with a runway length of 3,580’ and 18/36 with a runway length of 2,687’. The terminal building consists of a lobby, pilot lounge, service desk, and office space. A covered breezeway connects the terminal building to an annex building, which provides a conference room, additional office space, and kitchen. TPF is currently equipped with the following types of hangars: one maintenance hangar, two bulk hangars of approximately 16,000 square feet each that provide housing for up to 16 aircraft, six enclosed hangars that provide housing for 69 general aviation aircraft, one pushback hangar that provides housing for eight aircraft, and one shade hangar that provides space for 19 aircraft. Fuel storage capabilities include one Avgas tank with a capacity for 12,000 gallons, and one Jet A tank with a capacity for 12,000 gallons. The current FBO offers a flight school and aerial tours of the Tampa Bay region. Other services available are full service maintenance, passenger terminal, restrooms, courtesy transportation, aircraft sales and rental, rental cars, pilot’s lounge, pilot supplies, Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS), flight planning area, vending machines, after-hours services, and tie-down and hangar storage. Average annual fuel sales over the last three Authority Fiscal Years are approximately 160,000 gallons per year of combined Avgas and Jet A fuel. Based aircraft are currently 113 and the operations’ forecast for Authority Fiscal Year 2018 is over 66,000.

The management and operation of TPF is currently being provided by Atlas Aviation Tampa, Inc. under a Lease and License Agreement for Commercial Fixed Base Operation at Peter O. Knight Airport expiring June 7, 2019.

1.05 Plant City Airport

PCM, located in eastern Hillsborough County on 199 acres, is supported by a single runway: 10/28 with a runway length of 3,948’. The terminal building consists of a lobby, pilot lounge, offices, quiet room, restrooms, kitchen, conference room, and service desk. PCM is currently equipped with the following types of hangars: one maintenance hangar, two bulk hangars of approximately 16,000 square feet and 12,000 square feet, respectively, that provide housing for up to 12 small aircraft, five enclosed hangars that provide housing for 50 general aviation aircraft, and one shade hangar that provides space for ten aircraft. Fuel storage capabilities include two Avgas tanks with a combined capacity for 14,000 gallons and one Jet A tank with a capacity for 12,000 gallons. Services available are hangar storage and tie downs, passenger terminal and lounge, vending machines, courtesy transportation, pilot’s lounge/snooze room, AWOS, rental cars, restrooms and showers, after-hours services, airplane rental, pilot shop, weather room, aerial tours, aerial photography, and on-site aircraft maintenance. Average annual fuel sales over the last three Authority Fiscal Years are approximately 69,000 gallons per year of combined Avgas and Jet A fuel. Based aircraft are currently 135 and the operations’ forecast for Authority Fiscal Year 2018 is over 52,000.

The management and operation of PCM is currently being provided by Mitchell Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Plant City Airport Services under a Lease and License Agreement for Commercial Fixed Base Operation at Plant City Airport expiring June 30, 2019.

2.0 Contact Information

All inquiries regarding this RFC should be submitted in writing to the following Authority Procurement Agent for this RFC:

• Name: Cathy H. Tefft

• E-mail: ctefft@TampaAirport.com

• Phone: 813-870-8733

3.0 Reviewing Comments

It is the intent of the Authority to review comments and to determine the level of interest, availability and market opinion based on the information provided by the Respondents in the RFC Form.

4.0 Comments Submission

4.01 Comments Due Date

Written comments must be received no later than March 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

4.02 Delivery Information

The Authority office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding major holidays.

Comments may be submitted as follows:

A. Hand-delivery, mail or commercial courier:

Hillsborough County Aviation Authority

Tampa International Airport

Attn: C. Tefft, Procurement Department

4160 George J. Bean Parkway, Suite 2400

Reception-Administrative Offices, 2nd Level, Red Side

Tampa, Florida 33607

OR

B. E-mail:

CTefft@TampaAirport.com

5.0 Costs of Preparation and Submission

All costs associated with preparing and delivering comments to this RFC will be borne entirely by the Respondent. The Authority will not compensate the Respondent for any expenses incurred by the Respondent as a result of this RFC process.

6.0 RFC Questions

All questions concerning this RFC must be submitted in writing to: CTefft@TampaAirport.com by March 8, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

7.0 Comment Opening

There will be no formal opening for this RFC. Comments are due no later than March 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

8.0 Comments Sought

A. Describe Respondent’s past experience as an FBO or in providing Aeronautical Activity(ies) as defined above.

B. Describe any changes, additions, reductions, or other deviations to the level and type of service, operations, maintenance, solutions or performance you would suggest at TPF, PCM and/or both Airports.

C. Typical contract types for FBOs are lease contracts and management contracts; however, there are other contract types available for FBOs. What type of FBO contract would you suggest the Authority consider for TPF, PCM and/or both Airports?

D. What would you suggest the initial term and renewal options be for an FBO contract at TPF, PCM and/or both Airports?

E. Please describe the relationship between length of contract term and level of capital investment, if any, at TPF, PCM and/or both Airports.

F. Are there specific business terms that you would suggest be included in an FBO contract at TPF, PCM and/or both Airports?

G. Provide your thoughts on the benefits of different FBOs at TPF and at PCM as compared to the same FBOs at both Airports.

H. Provide suggestions on how the Authority could improve TPF’s, PCM’s and/or both Airports’ ability to be financially self-sustaining.

I. What is the estimated transition time period, in months, from contract execution to becoming operational at TPF, PCM and/or both Airports?

J. Safety and security are top priorities for the Authority. Provide suggested safety and security updates or improvements at TPF, PCM and/or both Airports.

K. Provide any additional information or comments.

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Hillsborough County Aviation Authority

REQUEST FOR COMMENT FORM

Fixed Base Operators at Peter O. Knight Airport and Plant City Airport

RFC No. 18-534-025

Respondents must complete this RFC form and return via e-mail or hand delivery as detailed in the RFC by March 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

A. Legal contracting name including any dba.

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E. Respondent’s website URL address.

     

F. Attach comments to any or all of Items A through K listed in Section 8.0, Comments Sought, of this RFC.

End of RFC Form

EXHIBIT A – AUTHORITY RULES AND REGULATIONS R331, MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR COMMERCIAL AERONAUTICAL ACTIVITIES FOR TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, GENERAL AVIATION

PETER O. KNIGHT AIRPORT

PLANT CITY AIRPORT

TAMPA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA

SEPTEMBER 7, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY AVIATION AUTHORITY

MINIMUM STANDARDS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section

Item

Page

SECTION 1

INTRODUCTION

1

SECTION 2

DEFINITIONS

1

SECTION 3

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

4

SECTION 4

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

4

SECTION 5

FIXED BASE OPERATOR (FBO)

7

SECTION 6

SPECIALIZED AVIATION SERVICE OPERATOR (SASO)

12

SECTION 1. INTRODUCTION

The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority adopted these Minimum Standards to foster, encourage, promote and develop general aviation and related Aeronautical Activities at Peter O. Knight Airport, Plant City Airport, Tampa Executive Airport, and Tampa International Airport General Aviation, while

A. Promoting safety and security in all Airport activities;

B. Enhancing the availability of high quality services for Airport users;

C. Promoting the orderly development of Airport property for Aeronautical Activities; and

D. Providing a fair and reasonable opportunity to all on-Airport Commercial Aeronautical Operators.

In promulgating these Minimum Standards, the Authority will provide a fair and reasonable opportunity without creating an exclusive right or unjust economic discrimination to any potential Commercial Aeronautical Operators to qualify or otherwise compete for available Airport facilities and the furnishing of selected Aeronautical Activities. These Minimum Standards will be administered by the Authority’s Chief Executive Officer or designee.

SECTION 2. DEFINITIONS

2.1 Terms used in these Minimum Standards are defined below. Words relating to aeronautical practices, processes and equipment will be construed according to their general usage in the aviation industry, unless a different meaning is apparent from the context or specifically defined otherwise. All other words will be construed in accordance with their common literal meaning.

E. Aeronautical Activity means any activity or service that involves, makes possible, facilitates, is related to, assists in, or is required for the operation of Aircraft; any activity that contributes to, or is required for the safety of such operations; or any activity that has a direct relationship to the operation of Aircraft.

F. Agreement means a written contract enforceable by law, executed by both parties, between the Authority and a Commercial Aeronautical Operator transferring rights or interest in land and/or Improvements and/or otherwise authorizing the conduct of certain activities.

G. Aircraft means any contrivance designed, invented or used for powered or nonpowered flight in the air. For the purpose of this definition, an ultralight vehicle is not included.

H. Airport means Peter O. Knight (TPF), Plant City (PCM), Tampa Executive (VDF), and Tampa International Airport General Aviation (TPA), individually or collectively as apparent from the context.

I. Authority means the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority.

J. Commercial Aeronautical Operator (CAO) means a person or company that, for compensation or hire, engages in, runs, involves, makes possible, or is required for an Aeronautical Activity. Types of CAOs include but are not limited to Fixed Base Operators or Specialized Aviation Service Operators for which compensation is received.

K. Core Services means those Aeronautical Activities that must be provided to general aviation Airport patrons by a Fixed Based Operator and cannot be subleased to a person or other entity. These Aeronautical Activities are as described in Section 5 below.

L. FAA means the Federal Aviation Administration.

M. Fixed Base Operator (FBO) means a Commercial Aeronautical Operator granted the right by the Authority through an Agreement to operate on the Airport in order to provide Core Services along with required other services as described in Section 5 below.

N. Improvements means all buildings, structures, additions, and facilities, including pavement, fencing, and landscaping constructed, installed, or placed on, under, or above any land on the Airport.

O. Minimum Standards means the qualifications or criteria established by the Authority as the minimum requirements of Commercial Aeronautical Operators engaged in on-Airport Aeronautical Activities for the right to conduct the operation, as required herein.

P. Public Service Hours means the hours an Airport and/or Commercial Aeronautical Operator are open to the public.

Q. Specialized Aviation Service Operator (SASO) means a Commercial Aeronautical Operator offering a single Aeronautical Activity other than Core Services.

SECTION 3. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

3.1 Prospective FBOs must submit to the Executive Vice President of Operations and Customer Service or designee the following information prior to entering into an Agreement with Authority:

A. A detailed business plan that adequately describes the scope of the intended operation and the approach to be utilized in accomplishing the FBO in order to provide high quality service to general aviation patrons and the general public.

B. A statement from a bank, trust company, or other source acceptable to the Authority evidencing the financial responsibility of the prospective FBO.

C. A statement of past experience related to Core Services along with any other services, either required or permitted, which the FBO proposes to operate. The FBO or FBO owner must, at a minimum, possess continuous and active experience in providing Core Services for five years within the most recent seven years prior to the date the statement of past experience is submitted.

3.2 Prospective SASOs will not be required to submit qualification requirements.

SECTION 4. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

4.1 Introduction

The following requirements are applicable to all CAOs engaged in any Aeronautical Activity at the Airport, whether using or occupying Airport land and/or Improvements or otherwise based at the Airport:

A. Will be subject to applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, ordinances and other jurisdictional regulatory measures including all applicable Authority Policies, Standard Procedures, Operating Directives, and Rules and Regulations.

B. Information regarding rents, fees and charges to general aviation Airport patrons and/or the public will be made available to the Authority upon request.

C. Where more than one CAO is proposed, the Minimum Standards will vary, depending on the nature of each CAO, but will not necessarily be cumulative in all instances.

D. The Authority recognizes that certain CAOs are presently conducting business on the Airport at the time of the enactment of these Minimum Standards that may occupy facilities or be conducting certain operations not in compliance with these Minimum Standards. Such CAOs will be governed by any such existing Agreement provisions and may be continued or extended by written agreement on a case-by-case basis at the Authority’s sole discretion. However, in no event will any such non-conforming use be transferred through sale or assignment.

E. The Authority may elect to provide any or all of the Aeronautical Activities needed by the public at the Airport. If the Authority opts to provide an Aeronautical Activity exclusively, it must use its own employees and resources.

4.2 Agreement Requirements

All CAOs will be required to enter into an Agreement with the Authority or a subagreement with an FBO, whose terms and conditions have been accepted in writing by the Authority, that recites the terms and conditions under which the CAO will operate at the Airport. Such terms and conditions will be consistent with these Minimum Standards.

A. Security for Payment

All CAOs entering into an Agreement with the Authority will provide Authority, on or before the effective date of the Agreement, with an acceptable surety bond, irrevocable letter of credit, or other similar security acceptable to Authority, in an amount equal to the estimate of three months’ rent, fees, and charges payable by the CAO under the Agreement, to guarantee the faithful performance by CAO of its obligations under the Agreement and the payment of all rent, fees, tax assessments, and charges due under the Agreement (Payment Security). CAO will be obligated to maintain such Payment Security at all times during the Agreement term. Any release of liability under the security document is conditioned on the satisfactory performance of all terms, conditions, and covenants contained in the Agreement.

In the event Authority is required to draw down or collect against CAO’s Payment Security for any reason, CAO will, within 15 days after such draw down or collection, take such action as is necessary to replenish the existing Payment Security to an amount equal to three months’ estimated rent, fees, and charges or provide additional or supplemental Payment Security from another source so that the aggregate of all Payment Security is equal to three months’ estimated rent, fees, and charges payable by CAO.

The Payment Security maintained by the CAO must conform at all times with the Authority’s Standard Procedure S250.04, Contractual Security Deposits, which is incorporated herein by reference and which may be amended from time to time.

B. Hold Harmless Requirement

The CAO agrees to protect, reimburse, indemnify and hold Authority, its agents, employees, and officers free and harmless from and against any and all liabilities, claims, expenses, losses, costs, fines, and damages (including but not limited to attorney’s fees and court costs) and causes of action of every kind and character arising out of, resulting from, incident to, or in connection with CAO’s presence on or use or occupancy of the Airport, including any leased premises or common use areas; CAO’s acts, omissions, negligence, activities, or operations; CAO’s performance, non-performance or purported performance of the Agreement; or any breach by CAO of the terms of the Agreement, or any such acts, omissions, negligence, activities, or operation of CAO’s officers, employees, agents, subcontractors, invitees, or any other person directly or indirectly employed or utilized by CAO, that results in any bodily injury (including death) or any damage to any property, including loss of use, or the environment (including but not limited to contamination of soil, groundwater, or storm water by fuel, gas, chemicals, or any other substance deemed by the Environmental Protection Agency or the appropriate regulatory agency to be an environmental contaminant at the time an Agreement is executed or as may be redefined in the future) incurred or sustained by any party hereto, any agent or employee of any party hereto, any other person whomsoever, or any governmental agency, regardless of whether or not it is caused in whole or in part by the negligence of a party indemnified hereunder.

In addition to the duty to indemnify and hold harmless, CAO will have the duty to defend Authority, its agents, employees, and officers from all liabilities, claims, expenses, losses, costs, fines, and damages (including but not limited to attorney’s fees and court costs) and causes of action of every kind and character. The duty to defend under this paragraph is independent and separate from the duty to indemnify, and the duty to defend exists regardless of any ultimate liability of CAO, Authority, and any indemnified party. The duty to defend arises immediately upon written presentation of a claim to CAO.

C. Insurance

The CAO will procure and maintain, during the term of the Agreement, insurance of the types and in the minimum limits determined by the Authority for the CAO. The Authority reserves the right to adjust such insurance limits during the term of the Agreement if warranted. The CAO will deliver, or cause to be delivered, to the Authority copies of certificates of insurance, satisfactory to the Authority. Such certificates must be signed by an authorized representative of the insurer.

The insurance maintained by the CAO must conform at all times with the Authority’s Standard Procedure S250.06, Contractual Insurance Terms and Conditions, which is incorporated herein by reference and which may be amended from time to time.

4.3 Compliance with Licenses, Permits, Certifications, and Ratings

The CAO will procure and maintain during the term of the Agreement all required licenses, permits and other similar authorizations applicable to the specific CAO.

SECTION 5. FIXED BASE OPERATOR (FBO)

5.1 All FBOs will be subject to the following:

A. All FBOs will be required to enter into an Agreement with the Authority.

B. Required Core Services

These services must be performed by the FBO’s own employees and may not be provided through a subagreement with another CAO.

1. Tie-down and hangar storage for general aviation Aircraft. T-Hangars are not permitted at Tampa International Airport General Aviation.

2. Sale and “into plane” dispensing of aviation gasoline (avgas), jet fuel, oils and lubricants of kinds customarily sold of sufficient ratings, grades, quality and quantity to adequately meet the demand thereof to general aviation Aircraft users.

3. Adequate ramp service for general aviation Aircraft users as outlined in Section E., Minimum Facility Requirements, below.

4. Operation of a fuel farm facility for the storage, handling and delivery of avgas and jet fuel.

C. Required Other Services

These services may be performed by the FBO’s own employees or the FBO may provide these services through another CAO under a written subagreement approved by the Authority.

1. Maintenance, repair and servicing of general aviation Aircraft and Aircraft engines and parts by a qualified mechanic.

2. Maintenance of adequate inventory of the necessary Aircraft parts and accessories to maintain, repair and service general aviation Aircraft.

3. With the exception of Tampa International Airport General Aviation, flight training with a certified flight instructor and at least two airworthy, owned or leased Aircraft, including at least one Aircraft suitable for instrument flight instruction. Flight training provided by any FBO at Tampa International Airport General Aviation shall be limited to 1) purchasers of Aircraft from said FBO, or 2) proficiency or transitional training for pilots who are already licensed (excluding student pilot’s license) and rated.

4. Aircraft rental with at least two airworthy, owned or leased Aircraft, including at least one Aircraft suitable for instrument flight operation.

5. Emergency service to disabled general aviation Aircraft on the Airport, including towing and transporting disabled Aircraft at the request of the owner or operator of the Aircraft or Authority.

6. Flight planning and flight services facilities equipped with direct telephone communication to an FAA flight service station, local navigation charts, flight planning materials and weather information available during Public Service Hours for Airport patrons.

7. Courtesy transportation providing passenger transportation service between the Airport and reasonable nearby destinations.

D. Permitted Services (Optional)

These services may be performed by the FBO’s own employees, or the FBO may provide these services through another CAO under a written subagreement approved by the Authority.

1. Sale of new or used Aircraft.

2. Operation of non-scheduled, air taxi, air ambulance and charter transportation of passengers, cargo and mail.

a. A CAO offering non-scheduled air charter for transporting passengers, cargo, and mail, including air ambulance, will be conducted in accordance with and certificated under FAR Part 135 and amendments thereto and all other applicable rules and regulations. A CAO offering non-scheduled air charter for transporting passengers will also provide services and equipment for servicing passengers and for handling freight, luggage and ticketing and will make available ground transportation for transient patrons.

3. Operation of specialized commercial flying service such as aerial survey, photography, sightseeing and mapping services.

4. Operation of specialized Aircraft repair service such as paint shop, radio, propellers, instruments, and accessories.

5. Sale of convenience foods, amenities, and non-alcoholic beverages incidental to FBO activities.

6. Sale of merchandise incidental to FBO activities.

E. Minimum Facility Requirements

The minimum facility requirements for FBOs are as follows:

Minimum Facilities

TPF

PCM

VDF

TPA

Total Hangar space (sf.)

15,000

15,000

15,000

48,000

Maintenance parts and shop space

Hangar space no less than 5,000 sf. with sufficient supporting parts and shop space adequate to house any Aircraft upon which service is being performed

Hangar space no less than 5,000 sf. with sufficient supporting parts and shop space adequate to house any Aircraft upon which service is being performed

Hangar space no less than 5,000 sf. with sufficient supporting parts and shop space adequate to house any Aircraft upon which service is being performed

Hangar space no less than 5,000 sf. with sufficient supporting parts and shop space adequate to house any Aircraft upon which service is being performed

Office Space

Office building (either separate or adjoining) of not less than 1,000 sf. adequate to house an office, pilot’s lounge, telephone and public restroom facilities, line service area, customer service counter, flight planning area, lobby with adequate seating for passengers, break and vending areas, and conference room to meet reasonable demand

Office building (either separate or adjoining) of not less than 2,000 sf. adequate to house an office, pilot’s lounge, telephone and public restroom facilities, line service area, customer service counter, flight planning area, lobby with adequate seating for passengers, break and vending areas, and conference room to meet reasonable demand

Office building (either separate or adjoining) of not less than 5,000 sf. adequate to house an office, pilot’s lounge, telephone and public restroom facilities, line service area, customer service counter, flight planning area, lobby with adequate seating for passengers, break and vending areas, and conference room to meet reasonable demand

Office building (either separate or adjoining) of not less than 7,000 sf. adequate to house an office, pilot’s lounge, telephone and public restroom facilities, line service area, customer service counter, flight planning area, lobby with adequate seating for passengers, break and vending areas, and conference room to meet reasonable demand.

Tie Downs

25

25

25

25

Paved Ramp

Equal to total hangar space or sufficient to unload based or owned Aircraft, whichever is larger

Equal to total hangar space or sufficient to unload based or owned Aircraft, whichever is larger

Equal to total hangar space or sufficient to unload based or owned Aircraft, whichever is larger

Equal to total hangar space or sufficient to unload based or owned Aircraft, whichever is larger

Public Parking

As required by governing jurisdictional agencies’ code criteria or to meet the demand of the operation, whichever is greater

As required by governing jurisdictional agencies’ code criteria or to meet the demand of the operation, whichever is greater

As required by governing jurisdictional agencies’ code criteria or to meet the demand of the operation, whichever is greater

As required by governing jurisdictional agencies’ code criteria or to meet the demand of the operation, whichever is greater

Jet A Fuel Farm (gallons)

12,000

12,000

12,000

20,000

Avgas Fuel Farm (gallons)

12,000

12,000

12,000

12,000

T-Hangars

T-Hangars permitted

T-Hangars permitted

T-Hangars permitted

T-Hangars not permitted

F. Prior Experience

A minimum of five years full time experience in the FBO business for the General Manager described in Section H below or a combination of FBO business experience and education equal to five years.

G. Public Service Hours

1. Required Core Services at Peter O. Knight, Plant City, and Tampa Executive General Aviation Airports: Seven days a week, twelve hours a day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Exceptions may be made upon Authority approval. At all other times, one person must be available, on call, who will respond on-site, if necessary, to customer inquiries and Authority concerns.

2. Required Core services at Tampa International Airport General Aviation: Seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.

3. Required Other Services: Five days a week, eight hours a day, or as approved by Authority.

H. Minimum Management and Staffing Standards

1. The activities of an FBO will be supervised by a full time, on-site General Manager who will be responsible for the FBO adhering to these Minimum Standards.

2. The FBO will provide, at a minimum, sufficient staff to fill the following key positions:

a. General Manager

b. Line Service Manager

c. Maintenance Manager

3. All staff will be trained and qualified to perform the duties for which they are employed.

4. All staff will wear uniforms and protective clothing and equipment, as appropriate.

5. Additional minimum management and staffing standards may be specified individually in an Agreement.

I. Verification of Appropriate Documentation

The FBO will obtain and maintain all appropriate licenses, waivers and permits from federal, state and local jurisdictional agencies in regard to the legal and safe operation of its business activity at the Airport prior to commencement of any operations on the Airport. Said documentation will be provided to the Authority upon request by the Authority.

SECTION 6. SPECIALIZED AVIATION SERVICE OPERATOR (SASO)

6.1 All SASOs will be subject to the following:

A. All SASOs will be required to enter into an Agreement with the Authority or a subagreement with an FBO that has been approved in writing by the Authority.

B. Minimum Service, Management and Staffing Standards:

1. Permitted activities by a SASO may include, but will not be limited to, the following:

a. Aircraft maintenance and repair;

b. Avionics and instrument repair;

c. Propeller repair;

d. Aircraft painting;

e. Aircraft upholstery;

f. Aircraft accessories;

g. Flight training with a certified flight instructor and at least two airworthy, owned or leased Aircraft, including at least one Aircraft suitable for instrument flight instruction;

h. Aircraft rental with at least two airworthy, owned or leased Aircraft, including at least one Aircraft suitable for instrument flight operation;

i. Aircraft leasing;

j. Non-scheduled air charter for transporting passengers, cargo, and mail, including air ambulance;

k. Aircraft sales;

l. Aerial advertising;

m. Agricultural aerial spraying;

n. Aerial photography, mapping or survey;

o. Aerial firefighting; and

p. Power line or pipeline patrols.

2. A SASO offering any of the services listed above will have a minimum of one employee (with qualifications and experience appropriate for the work to be performed) on-site during Public Service Hours. At all other times, one person must be available, on call, who will respond on-site, if necessary, to customer inquiries and Authority concerns. All staff will wear uniforms and protective clothing and equipment, as appropriate.

3. A SASO offering non-scheduled air charter for transporting passengers, cargo, and mail, including air ambulance, will be conducted in accordance with and certificated under FAR Part 135 and amendments thereto and all other applicable rules and regulations. A SASO offering non-scheduled air charter for transporting passengers will also provide services and equipment for servicing passengers and for handling freight, luggage and ticketing and will make available ground transportation for transient patrons.

4. A prospective SASO that is not based at the Airport and which has a temporary, non-recurring need to conduct operations at the Airport may operate through a special use permit. Such SASOs may include, but are not limited, to the following:

a. Aerial advertising;

b. Air ambulance;

c. Airship Operations

d. Agricultural aerial spraying;

e. Aerial photography, mapping or survey;

f. Aerial firefighting; and

g. Power line or pipeline patrols.

C. Verification of Appropriate Documentation

The SASO will obtain and maintain all appropriate licenses, waivers and permits from federal, state and local jurisdictional agencies in regard to the legal and safe operation of its business activity at the Airport. Said documentation will be provided to the Authority upon request by the Authority.

D. Minimum Facility Requirements

All SASOs will be required to have office space, hangar space, ramp area, tie-down area, public areas, parking spaces and other facilities and amenities adequate to support its commercial Aeronautical Activity and meet governing jurisdictional agencies’ code criteria.

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