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Minimum Standards
Yuma International Airport


Revision History

This document was originally published on April 9, 1985 by Ed Thurmond

A new version was published on February 23, 2012 which includes all former changes

Change 1 -- Mar 1, 2012 Clarified T-Hangar Rent information

Change 2 -- May 9, 2012 Established Aircraft Hangar Concession FBO

Change 3 -- August 14, 2012 Clarified rules for pets. Established appeal process for loss of badge. Updated change procedures.

Change 4 -- December 18, 2012 Clarified insurance requirements.

Change 5 -- September 24, 2013 Table of Standard Rates and Charges.

Contact for Airport Minimum Standards
Mark Workman
Director of Airport Operations
Yuma International Airport
2191 E. 32nd St., Suite 218
Yuma, Arizona 85365
(928) 726-5882 ext 156

Change Procedure: The Minimum Standards may be changed at any time by the Airport Director to implement new policies and procedures or for clarification. On a semi-annual basis, the Board of Directors will ratify all previous changes. On an annual basis, the Board of Directors will ratify a new Table of Rates and Charges.

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Section 1 – General

A. Introduction

The Yuma County Airport Authority (YCAA), manages Yuma International Airport and Rolle Airfield for the citizens of Yuma. In order to encourage the orderly development of aviation YCAA established Minimum Standards at the Airport on April 9, 1985.

The Minimum Standards establish airport policies, procedures, and many basic rules and regulations. The Airport's Standard Table of Rates and Charges establish minimum charges, rental rates, service charges and fee schedules that are applicable to Airport leases, permits and other Airport commercial activities.

Periodic revisions to the Minimum Standards and Table of Rates and Charges are necessary to reflect changes in the community, the airport and its tenants. They are not intended to be all-inclusive. As deficiencies are identified, corrections and updates will be made and distributed via the Airport web site. Any changes to the Minimum Standards or the Airport's Standard Table of Rates and Charges apply to all tenants and are effective upon publication.

B. Statement of Policy

All aviators and businesses may use the airport's facilities. Airport tenants and leaseholders have Equal opportunities. Commercial users are not provided with exclusive rights, other than their individual leased premises.

YCAA reserves the right to designate specific areas in which Aeronautical Activities may be conducted in accordance with the Airport Layout Plan (ALP).

The Airport Director has the authority to manage the Airport including the authority to interpret, administer, issue licenses, and permits, and enforce Airport Agreements and YCAA policies, and the authority to permit temporary, short-term occupancy of the Airport. The YCAA has the authority to grant long-term leases.

These Minimum Standards may be supplemented, amended, or modified by the Airport Director or the Board of Directors as deemed appropriate.

C. Severability Clause

If one or more provisions of these Minimum Standards shall be held to be unlawful, it shall not in any way affect any other clauses, sections, or provisions of these Minimum Standards.

D. Definitions

As used in these Minimum Standards, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

AUTHORIZED VEHICLE means a special purpose/special use (i.e. fuel truck, sweeper, etc.) flight line vehicle or service vehicle, that is not a privately owned vehicle, and that has either a flashing yellow light or 3'x3' orange and white checkered flag that complies with FAA Advisory Circular AC 150/5210-5C "Painting, Marking, and Lighting of Vehicles Used on an Airport," and whose driver is registered with airport operations, has an Airport ID badge, has completed a criminal background check, presented proof of insurance and successfully completed airport driver's safety and security training.

FIXED BASE OPERATOR (FBO) means any aviation business duly licensed and authorized by written agreement with the YCAA to provide aeronautical services at the Airport.

FLIGHT LINE means all area within the perimeter security fence.

FUEL FLOWAGE FEE means the Airport assessed per gallon fee for aviation fuel delivered to any tank, truck or aircraft on YCAA property to cover the cost of maintaining the airport.

HANGAR DRIVEWAY means the designated Service Vehicle access lanes to YCAA based aircraft T-Shades and T-Hangars rented by local tenants.

MOVEMENT AREA means the runways, taxiways, and other areas of the Airport which are used for the taxiing, takeoff and landing of aircraft, exclusive of loading ramps and parking areas.

NONCOMMERCIAL OPERATOR means a person, firm, partnership, corporation or other organized entity that operates and either owns or leases aircraft for business, personal or recreational purposes. In the aviation world, a COMMERCIAL OPERATOR means the Airlines.

PERMISSION or PERMIT means permission granted by the Airport Director unless otherwise specifically provided in these Minimum Standards.

PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLE means a vehicle that is owned or operated by a person, firm, partnership, corporation or other organized entity that is not a tenant of, or under contract to, the YCAA.

PUBLIC AREA means those areas normally used by the general public, including the Airport Terminal Building and the GA aircraft parking ramp. These areas are maintained by the Airport for use by the general public.

SERVICE VEHICLE means those vehicles owned or operated by current noncommercial operator tenants who are specifically authorized to enter the hangar driveway area of the flightline after the completion of required security training and screening.

Section 2 – Airport Rules and Regulations

A. General

Emergencies: In the event of an emergency call 911. The 911 dispatch coordinates MCAS and City emergency response resources.

Your Agreement: Using the Airport and its facilities means you agree to comply with these airport rules and regulations. Failure to comply will result in loss of access to the Airport.

Terms of Use: Commercial airport users must operate under an Airport permit or lease for the conduct of business.

Liability: By using the Airport you agree that the Airport Authority assumes no responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, or injury, from your use of Airport facilities.

Damage to property: Any person who causes or is liable for damage to Airport property must pay for the full cost of repairs. Failure to pay will result in loss of access to the Airport.

Abandoned property shall be removed at the owner's expense. If the airport has to remove the property the owner will be billed for the expense.

Lost and Found: Airport Operations shall serve as the Airport's Lost and Found office. After 30 days found articles will be disposed of according to law.

Pets: Pets are not allowed inside the airport fence except for transporting them directly to and from a vehicle to an aircraft. Pets must be under physical control, such as a lease or container, at all times when inside the fence.

Disorderly Conduct / Customer Service:

1. Airport tenant employees reflect on the entire airport. A great level of service by one tenant can benefit everyone. Conversely, poor customer service by a single employee can make the entire airport look bad, bring down enplanements and have a detrimental impact on our entire community.

2. The Airport Director may revoke the Airport ID badge of an Airport tenant’s employee at any time for disruptive, rude or other inappropriate behavior towards customers, other employees, guests or visitors, or for concern regarding airport safety or security.

3. Any individual whose badge has been revoked may request an appeal within 7 days with a written request stating the reason for the appeal and any appropriate documentation verifying the facts behind the appeal. The appeal will be scheduled for review by the Airport Executive Committee after the next regularly scheduled Board Meeting.

B. Aircraft Operations

Aircraft Maintenance and Servicing

Aircraft owners are permitted to fuel, wash, repair, and otherwise take care of their own aircraft and perform "minor maintenance".

Cleaning, painting, washing, polishing, or otherwise maintaining aircraft shall be accomplished only in areas designated for that purpose by the Airport Director.

All hazardous material, including petroleum products, must be stored in approved, environmentally safe, containers and cabinets.

Aircraft owners are responsible for the security of their tie-down restraints.

Persons who allow or cause spills or drips of fuel, oil, or other material are responsible for containing the spill, remediating any residue and repairing associated airport property. The scope of any required cleanup will be determined by the Airport's Environmental Manager.

Aircraft Safety

FOD: Foreign Object Debris/Damage is everyone's responsibility. If you see it, pick it up. All vehicle trash containers must be covered. Vehicles used to haul trash or debris must have the beds securely covered.

No Smoking on the flightline or in hangars. No Smoking within fifty (50’) feet of a fuel tank, fuel truck or aircraft.

Persons involved in aircraft accidents or incidents occurring on the airport must make a full report to the Airport Director as soon after the accident as possible. When a written report of an accident is required by FAA regulations, a copy will also be submitted to the Airport Director.

The flying of model aircraft, kites or balloons on or near the airport area is prohibited by the FAA.

The Airport Director may direct the relocation of any aircraft which is disabled, abandoned, parked in violation of these regulations, or which presents an operational hazard.

The Airport Director may direct the relocation of any aircraft in the interest of Security or Airport Maintenance.

In the event that an aircraft becomes disabled on a runway surface, the aircraft operator/owner has the responsibility to immediately remove the aircraft from the landing area. In the event that responsibility cannot be fulfilled, the Airport or FBO will remove the aircraft and bill the aircraft owner for the expense.

Visitor Safety

Airport tenants are responsible for the safety of their visitors. To ensure proper supervision, one person may escort no more than five (5) visitors into the Airport Operations Area at any one time and visitors must be under sight and voice control at all times.

Visiting drivers, pilots, aircrew and passengers are NOT authorized to escort visitors into the Airport Operations Area.


Normally pilots purchase their aircraft fuel from the airport’s fuel service FBO. However, self-fueling is authorized under FAA guidelines. Any tenant wishing to engage in self-fueling must first obtain a permit from the Airport Authority and establish acceptable procedures for the payment of the fuel flowage fees.

A Certificate of Insurance for Environmental liability in the amount of $1,000,000 must be provided by the self-fueling tenant prior to beginning fueling operations. A deposit or certified bond must be posted by the tenant for the amount of any deductible on the environmental insurance policy.

The driver of any self-fueling fuel truck that drives from airport property to non-airport property must have on file a commercial driver’s license and a hazardous materials license.

Fuel Truck parking must be in a NEPA compliant concrete revetment. If such fuel truck parking area is not available on the tenant’s property, the fuel trucks must be parked off airport when not in use.

A self-fueling tenant must meet all regulatory guidelines for fuel storage and handling as defined in FAA advisory circular 150/5230-4A - Aircraft Fuel Storage, Handling, and Dispensing on Airports.

C. Vehicle Operations and Airfield Procedures

Vehicles inside the Perimeter Fence

Privately Owned Vehicles (POVs) are not authorized access onto the airport's runways, taxiways, or on the Airport's flightline. The flightline includes:

1) Aircraft Movement Areas

2) Aircraft parking aprons

3) Aircraft taxilanes

4) Hangar Driveways

5) Perimeter Roads

The presence of personnel and vehicles on runways, taxiways (Movement Areas), aircraft parking aprons and the Hangar Driveways is strictly controlled at all times. These areas of the airfield are not designed for frequent vehicle movement and require extreme caution. When operating on movement areas of the airfield, the vehicle must be in two-way radio contact, or be escorted by a radio equipped vehicle that has communication with Air Traffic Control (Ground) at all times. Vehicles shall receive specific clearance from the Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower prior to operating on a movement area when the airfield is open. Those personnel who are required to operate their vehicle (to include GSE) shall be properly licensed and thoroughly familiar with this section regarding operational requirements of vehicles and vehicle operators on the airfield. The installation of a beacon and/or a two-way radio does not, by itself, permit the operation of vehicles on runways and/or taxiways.

All vehicles authorized on the aircraft movement areas but not regularly used on the airfield shall display an amber rotating beacon light at night, or carry a three foot orange and white checkered flag attached to a staff and flown above the vehicle that complies with FAA Advisory Circular AC 150/5210-5C "Painting, Marking, and Lighting of Vehicles Used on an Airport."

All vehicle operators shall perform a vehicle Foreign Object Debris (FOD) inspection after proceeding through any Vehicle Access Gate, before entering the Aircraft Movement Area or when reentering the Aircraft Movement Area after leaving an unpaved surface area. Failure to do so may result in the loss of airfield driving privileges.

Vehicles that are required to have access to the AOA and AMA should be limited to only those that are absolutely necessary to directly support flight operations, emergencies and maintenance as necessary. These vehicles are limited to the following: emergency response vehicles, service vehicles, and maintenance vehicles.

Personnel/Vehicle Requirements.

Vehicles operating on the airfield shall possess the following:
(1) Valid state driver's license.
(2) Marking and lighting of vehicles in accordance with FAA Advisory Circulars.
(3) An airfield diagram, light gun signal placard and airfield sign/marking information.
(4) Airfield Security Badge with exception to MCAS vehicles organic to the safe operations of the Airport. Those vehicles are identified as Station Fire Department, Aircraft Rescue Firefighting, Aircraft Recovery, Military Police, Airfield Operations vehicles, Airfield Services Branch (ASB), fuel trucks, and support vehicles (GSE).

Personnel operating vehicles on the airfield shall first complete the following:
1. The airport's Driver’s Training Course
2. The airport's Driver’s Test (80% or higher to pass) within the last 12 months
3. The airport's Security Badge Application
4. Fingerprinting for FBI FPRD Rap Sheet application
5. Visit the Operation Office with the following:
a. Current state driver’s license or any form of Government Identification
b. Current vehicle registration
c. Current Proof of Insurance
d. If available, aircraft registration
e. Under certain circumstances supervisor/owner approval is required

Authorization to Enter Airfield Operating Areas (AOA)

Airport Operations has responsibility for controlling vehicle access and authorization for use on the movement areas of the airfield. Airfield vehicle operators shall comply with the provisions of these Minimum Standards prior to operating a vehicle on any aircraft movement area. Vehicle operators shall successfully complete airfield driver's training initially and then, annually thereafter. For personnel departing for a period of at least six months, licenses are automatically cancelled and they are required to retrain upon return. Personnel will have in their possession their airfield security badge any time they are operating a vehicle on the airfield.

Vehicle Access Gates.

Yuma International Airport hosts a number of operations that occur on the airfield such as airfield construction, air shows, aircraft static displays, VIP arrival/departures, photo shoots, and a host of other activities. During these events, all vehicles must have Airport Operations approval prior to entering the flight line, and will be escorted by a radio equipped vehicle if necessary.

(1) All vehicles will access the airfield only through authorized gates. Other gates will not be used without prior permission from the Director of Operations.

(2) For security purposes, only one vehicle will go in/out of a gate per gate opening. All vehicles are required to pull to the vehicle hold line past the gate and wait for the gate to close completely behind them before proceeding.

Hangar Driveway Access

Hangar Driveways are paved areas immediately around the airport's T-Hangars and T-Shades. These areas are defined as service vehicle access lanes for local tenants. Entrance is authorized only through the vehicle gates within the Hangar Driveway areas. The boundary marking between Hangar Driveways and the Aircraft Movement Area is a double solid yellow line. Service Vehicles may not cross the double yellow line under any circumstance.

A Pin Number is required for vehicles to enter the Hangar Driveways through their associated vehicle gates. Pin Numbers are not required for turnstile access. All service vehicles require a flightline decal to enter the Hangar Driveway areas.

Service Vehicles may only enter the Hangar Driveways to access leased facilities if making a delivery of more than 50 pounds, or if the owner will be departing for more than 24 hours and will secure the vehicle inside the hangar.

During periods of heightened alert or elevated Force Protection Condition, vehicle access to the Hangar Driveway areas may be denied by temporary barriers (bollards or concrete blocks). During these periods Hangar tenants may use available parking outside of the flightline area.

Airport Perimeter Road

The Airport Perimeter Road may only be used by authorized commercial vehicles which comply with the above requirements. POVs are not authorized access onto the Airport Perimeter Road.

Vehicle Restrictions

Vehicles that are abandoned or appear to be abandoned will be removed from the Airport at the operator’s expense and without liability for damage which may result from being removed.

Recreational vehicles such as bicycles, go-carts, skateboards, roller blades, all-terrain vehicles, are prohibited from use inside the Airport fence.

Motor homes, boats, trailers and recreational vehicles are not authorized on the airport.

The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident on the airport is required to make a full report of the accident in accordance with State law and provide a copy of the report to Airport Operations.

No vehicle of any kind shall be operated at the airport without operating headlights, tail lights, turn signals, and brake lights.

Vehicle repairs are not authorized anywhere on the airport except minor repairs necessary to remove a disabled vehicle from the airport.

Driver Training

Locally based aircraft owners who rent T-Shades, T-Hangars or Box Hangars must attend and pass a driver and safety training class prior to being issued an Airport ID.

Employees of airport tenants, leaseholders and contractors must provide a letter of authorization from their employer and attend and pass a driver and safety training class prior to receiving an Airport ID.

Employees of airport tenants, leaseholders and contractors may operate Authorized Vehicles in the Airport Operations Area (AOA) upon providing proof of insurance and an authorization letter from their employer.

Visiting drivers, pilots, aircrew and passengers are NOT authorized to operate commercial vehicles in the AOA without the completion of all required training and certification of insurance.

The operator of any vehicle that operates in the AOA must have a valid YCAA Airport ID.

Vehicle Safety

All vehicles must yield the right of way to aircraft in motion and emergency vehicles.

No vehicle, excluding ground service and emergency vehicles may approach closer than fifty (50) feet to any aircraft whose engines are running.

The maximum speed limits in the Airport Operations Area are a) twenty five (25) miles per hour on the perimeter access road where posted, b) fifteen (15) miles per hour on aircraft aprons, c) five miles per hour (5) in the vicinity of aircraft, or d) less, if conditions warrant.

All vehicles inside the fence are subject to airport safety inspections and showing proof of insurance.

Vehicle Parking

Aircraft Owners who are current leaseholders of Airport T-Shades, T-Hangars or Box Hangars may park their vehicle inside their Hangar while the aircraft is away from the Airport.

Inside the Airport Operations Area, aircraft owners may only park their vehicle inside their T-Shades, T-Hangars or Box Hangars or in a space specifically designated and marked for vehicle parking.

Vehicles shall be parked in a manner that allows the vehicle to be immediately driven away from any nearby aircraft in the case of an emergency.

D. Airport Security

Airport ID Procedures

All airport users must possess a valid Airport ID. The Airport Director may revoke an Airport ID for any reason if deemed in the best interest of the Airport.

Airport ID's must be displayed above the waist and on the outermost garment at all times while inside the perimeter fence.

Your Airport ID is just for you. You cannot share it with another person. Any such ID will be confiscated.

Airport IDs are the property of the YCAA. Employers are responsible for returning the IDs of departing employees.

Airport IDs will be issued to Commercial operators having a documented need to access the airport.

Call Airport Operations if your Airport ID is lost or stolen. A new Airport ID can normally be issued within one working day. During any three year period, the first time a lost or stolen ID is replaced there will be a $20 replacement fee. The second time an ID is lost or stolen there will be a $100 replacement fee. The third time, the ID will not be re-issued.

The cost for a replacement or lost Airport ID for construction workers is $100 and will be billed to the construction firm. Contractors who have lost their Security ID cannot be escorted by others.

Airport Flightline Security Procedures

Security is your responsibility. If you require assistance or are unsure how to proceed, call Airport Operations.

Report any unusual activity to Airport Operations.

Report any vehicle or pedestrian gate malfunction to Airport Operations.

Do not disclose security rules, regulations and procedures to unauthorized parties.

E. Fixed Base Operators (FBO’s)

FBO operators provide the services that aircraft and pilots need to operate safely and efficiently. An FBO provides aeronautical services to the flying public which may include, but not be limited to, aircraft fueling, providing oxygen, nitrogen, and compressed air services, aircraft towing, ground support equipment, tie-down, hangar and parking areas, aircraft maintenance, aircraft recovery, flight instruction, charter services, pilot and passenger services, air ambulance, and other aviation related services.

FBO services must be available to all users, on a nondiscriminatory basis. Preferred customer rates are acceptable but must be posted and adhered to.

FBO's engaged in flight operations must provide sufficient office space for crew and passenger lounge facilities, availability of public telephones, restrooms, and automobile parking on premises. This includes sufficient space for dispatching and providing customer service. FBO's other than Fuel Sales FBO's may be authorized to do business as a sub-Operator to an existing Airport tenant who meets the requirements indicated.

FBO operators must maintain the minimum insurance requirements detailed elsewhere in this document. The FBO is responsible for maintaining a current certificate of insurance with the airport administration office.

The YCAA is under no obligation to construct or provide aircraft hangars, aprons or taxiways for personal or commercial use.

The airport requires that all FBO activities be carried out in a professional manner that enhances the airport's operation and ensures the safety of the flying public. FBO personnel shall at all times be properly uniformed, which, at a minimum, must identify the FBO’s name, the employee’s name, and shall include the airport issued identification badge. Personnel uniforms shall be properly maintained.

The following rules and regulations apply to individual activities. When an FBO engages in any of the following activities they must meet these minimum requirements.

1. Fuel Sales FBO

A. SCOPE OF SERVICES: The Fuel Sales FBO shall be capable of providing safe into-plane fuel delivery for the types of aircraft normally frequenting the airport. The Fuel Sales FBO can be self-service, full service or some combination.

The Fuel Sales FBO shall have an approved written Spill Prevention Contingency and Control (SPCC) Plan that meets YCAA and Environmental Protection Agency regulations. An updated copy of such plan shall be filed with the YCAA at least five (5) days prior to actual implementation.

B. FBO DEFINITIONS: The Airport Authority maintains an important relationship with the Department of Defense and Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. We operate under a Joint Use Agreement. Our FBO operations can have a significant impact on the ability of the military to meet its critical mission requirements, especially in the area of fueling operations for transient aircraft. To ensure the highest levels of capability for those FBO operators who may engage in military fueling operations the Airport Authority has established two levels of Fuel Sales FBO's based on the level of investment by the FBO provider. Each level or "Tier" has specific investment requirements. These are:

BASIC FUEL SALES FBO (TIER 1). This is the entry-level FBO category. Qualification as a TIER 1 FBO includes a minimum investment of $3 million over a specified period (for example within 5 years of lease signing) to authorize the sale of Jet A and Av Gas in the General Aviation area. This does not include authorization for routine operations in the Defense Contractor Complex area. Award of the Tier 1 FBO status by the Airport Director establishes the Tier 1 Fuel Flowage Rates for the FBO Operator. The Tier 1 investment requires the FBO Operator to provide:

1. NEPA compatible fuel tanks located in an approved location

2. Sufficient facilities for FBO employees and FBO equipment maintenance

3. Additional infrastructure construction may be required such as 16,000 square feet of Hangar Space

Completing the three million dollar investment entitles the FBO to a Twenty Year Lease with one 10-year option. An investment of more than three million dollars entitles the FBO to an additional one year per $100,000 of increased investment up to a maximum of forty years.

ENHANCED FUEL SALES FBO (TIER 2). This is the top-level FBO category. Qualification as a Tier 2 FBO requires the candidate FBO to make a capital investment equal to that of any then existing Tier 2 FBO. The Tier 2 level FBO authorizes the routine sale of Jet A and Av Gas in the General Aviation area and includes authorization for routine operations in the Defense Contractor Complex area. Award of the Tier 2 FBO status by the Airport Director establishes the Tier 2 Fuel Flowage Rates for the FBO Operator. The Tier 2 investment requires the FBO Operator to provide:

1. NEPA compatible fuel tank storage capacity of at least 40,000 gallons in the DCC fuel farm containment area

2. At least two 8,000 gal fuel trucks and two 5,000 gal fuel trucks capable of being permanently stationed in the DCC

3. Maintenance stands, tugs, ground power carts and tow bars to provide aircraft support for military aircraft ranging in size from single engine trainers to the C-17 Globemaster

FBO lease agreements will include language for these types of requirements in the lease exhibits, such as the capital investment or special conditions sections, plus mandatory milestones such as a not-later-than completion date for 30% or 100% design, and/or a construction start within a specified period. A not-later-than date for Certificate of Occupancy may also be specified.

C. FUEL STORAGE FACILITY – The Fuel Sales FBO will construct (or install), maintain, or have access to an approved airport fuel facility on airport premises in a location approved by the Airport Director. This fuel facility shall have a minimum capacity of at least:

10,000 gallon facility for Avgas fuel storage

10,000 gallon facility for Jet A fuel storage

Standards for construction of fuel storage facilities shall comply with City of Yuma guidelines and the rules and regulations of the State and Federal Environmental Protection Agency and all other applicable laws. The operator shall demonstrate that satisfactory arrangements have been made with a recognized aviation petroleum distributor for the delivery of fuel and oil in such quantities as are necessary to meet the requirements of this section.

D. FUELING EQUIPMENT – The Fuel Sales FBO shall operate at least one mobile dispensing single product truck (also referred to as Aircraft Fuel Servicing Tank Vehicle, Fueler, Mobile Dispensing Truck, or Mobile Unit) for each type of fuel to be dispensed. The Avgas Fuel truck shall have a minimum capacity of 900 gallons, and the Jet A fuel truck shall have a minimum capacity of 2,000 gallons. Mobile units must be equipped with metering devices meeting all legal requirements. The mobile unit dispensing jet fuel must have over-the-wing and single point aircraft servicing capability. Mobile dispensing single product trucks must be bottom loaded. Each fuel service vehicle shall be so equipped and maintained as to comply at all times with all applicable safety and fire prevention requirements or standards prescribed by:
The YCAA’s Minimum Standards
State of Arizona Fire Code and State Fire Marshall’s Codes
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes
14 CFR Part 139, Airport Certification, Section 139.231, Handling and Storage of Hazardous Substances and Materials.
Applicable FAA Advisory Circulars (AC’s), including AC-00-34, “Aircraft Ground Handling and Servicing”, and AC 150/5210-5, “Painting, Marking and Lighting of Vehicles Used On An Airport.”
EQUIPMENT – The Fuel Sales FBO will maintain an adequate number of approved and currently inspected dry chemical fire extinguisher units within hangar confines, on aircraft ramp areas, and as fueling truck equipment.

E. PERSONNEL –Personnel engaged in dispensing aircraft fuels, accepting fuel shipments, and aircraft handling operations shall be properly trained in all associated safety procedures and shall conform to the best practices of such operations. This includes meeting the standards of FAA Advisory Circular 150/5230-4, Appendix 7, Minimum Standards for Fuel Storage, Handling, and Dispensing on Airports, Paragraph 4. Fueling Personnel, Subparagraphs b and c., and all other applicable laws, rules and regulations.

In accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and appropriate industry practices, each FBO shall develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for fueling and ground handling operations and shall insure compliance with standards set forth in FAA Advisory Circular 00-34, entitled “Aircraft Ground Handling and Servicing.” The SOP should include a training plan with appropriate records, performance of fuel quality assurance test equipment maintenance records, and emergency response procedures to fuel fires and spills. The SOP should also cover:
Grounding and Fire protection
Public protection
Control of access to storage areas
Marking and labeling of storage tanks and tank trucks.

The SOP must be submitted no later than sixty (60) days after the FBO commences service. Inspections will be conducted by the YCAA on a periodic basis to ensure compliance.

The Airport Operations office will conduct quarterly fuel safety inspections on all aircraft fueling equipment. Any item that does not satisfactorily pass the inspection shall be taken out of service until the discrepancy is corrected and re-inspected.

F. FINANCIAL RECORDS – The Fuel Sales FBO shall have accounting and record keeping equipment and supplies adequate for the performance of financial services and the continued maintenance of such records in accordance with generally accepted accounting procedures (GAAP).

The Fuel Sales FBO shall be responsible for the collection and/or billing of all fuel sales and fuel deliveries, including monthly accounting and payments to the YCAA of its percentage share, and detailed record keeping in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). All such records shall be subject to audit by the YCAA.

G. AIRCRAFT RECOVERY SERVICES: Aircraft recovery (i.e. removing aircraft from the runway environment) is the responsibility of the aircraft owner/operator. However, MCAS Yuma Base Operations Aircraft Recovery has the authority to move any disabled aircraft clear of the runway. They have agreed to assist in the removal of aircraft over 12,500 pounds in order to maintain the operational readiness of the Airport’s runway system.

Each Fuel Sales FBO is contractually obligated remove aircraft weighing 12,500 pounds or less, if the aircraft owner/operator is not able to immediately clear the aircraft. The FBO shall respond with the appropriate equipment and personnel to remove the aircraft from the runway as soon as possible and in no circumstances will take longer than 30 minutes of notification.

Aircraft maintenance on the runway is prohibited. This includes such items as tire repair, tire inflation, tire replacement, etc. Aircraft maintenance personnel are not authorized to enter the runway environment to provide such maintenance. Potential damage to the aircraft will not be a consideration for delay in clearing the runway. The primary goal is to clear the aircraft from the runway environment so it will be available for landing aircraft.

Within ninety days of beginning service FBO’s shall prepare and provide to the Airport Director for approval, a recovery plan to serve the typical general aviation aircraft using Yuma International Airport.

H. US CUSTOMS CIRCLE: Personnel engaged in refueling aircraft parked in the "Custom's Circle" shall stage their fueling vehicles in designated areas and SHALL NOT approach any aircraft in the Customs Circle until the Pilot in Command, or his designated representative, specifically motions the fueling vehicle to enter the circle and commence refueling operations.

2. Aircraft Maintenance FBO

A. SCOPE OF SERVICES – An Aircraft Maintenance FBO provides a combination of airframe, engine and powerplant repair services, which includes the sale of aircraft parts and accessories. The Aircraft Maintenance FBO can provide complete Part 145 aircraft maintenance services or partial maintenance assistance to aircraft owners.

B. MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT – The Aircraft Maintenance FBO will maintain an effective tool control program and maintain all equipment in the manner necessary to meet FAA regulations. This includes:

1. Tie-down equipment, including ropes, chains, and other types of restraining devices and wheel chocks.

2. Equipment for washing of aircraft windows, and for recharging or energizing discharged aircraft batteries.

3. Capacity to handle the towing requirements of general aviation aircraft normally frequenting the operator.

4. An adequate number of approved and currently inspected dry chemical fire extinguisher units shall be maintained within hangar confines and on aircraft ramp areas.

5. All equipment necessary for the proper performance of maintenance services on aircraft and powerplants, in accordance with applicable FAA regulations and manufacturers’ specifications. Such equipment shall comply with YCAA rules and regulations, NFPA standards and other applicable governmental safety regulations.

C. PERSONNEL – The Aircraft Maintenance FBO will ensure that all aircraft maintenance personnel are current and properly certificated by the FAA with ratings appropriate to the work being performed. The operator must provide a sufficient number of personnel to adequately and safely carry out airframe and powerplant repair services in a courteous, prompt, and efficient manner and adequate to meet the reasonable demands of the public seeking such services.

3. Aircraft Rental or Lease FBO

A. SCOPE OF ACTIVITY – An Aircraft Rental FBO leases and rents aircraft to the public.

B. EQUIPMENT – The following are acceptable minimums:

1. Adequate tie-down equipment, including ropes, chains and other types of restraining devices and wheel chocks.

2. Adequate equipment for washing aircraft windows, and for recharging or energizing discharged aircraft batteries.

3. Capacity to handle the towing requirements of general aviation aircraft normally used by this FBO.

4. An adequate number of approved and currently inspected dry chemical fire extinguisher units shall be maintained within hangar confines and on aircraft ramp areas.

C. PERSONNEL – The Aircraft Rental FBO shall have in its employ at least one (1) person having current FAA Certificated Flight Instructor rating(s) and be current in all models offered for rental. The operator shall provide a sufficient number of personnel to adequately and safely carry out the aircraft rental services in a courteous, prompt and efficient manner adequate to meet the reasonable demands of the public seeking such services.

4. Flight Instruction FBO

A. SCOPE OF SERVICES – A Flight Instruction FBO engages in instructing pilots in dual and/or solo flight training, in fixed or rotary wing aircraft, and provides such related ground school instruction as is necessary and preparatory to taking a written examination and flight check ride for category or categories of pilot’s licenses and rating involved.

B. LEASED PREMISES – The Flight Instruction FBO shall provide classroom facilities and be equipped with adequate mockups, pictures, slides, film strips, movies, video tapes, or other visual and training aids necessary to provide proper and effective ground school instruction. All materials, supplies and training methods must meet FAA requirements for the type of training offered.

C. EQUIPMENT – The operator shall have available for the use of flight training, either owned or under written lease, a properly certified aircraft equipped for and capable of flight under instrument conditions and equipped for dual operation.

D. PERSONNEL – The operator shall have in its employ at least one (1) fight instructor who is properly certificated by the FAA to provide the type of training offered. The operator shall safely carry out the flight training services in a courteous, prompt, and efficient manner adequate to meet the reasonable demands of the public seeking such services.

5. Aircraft Charter and Air Taxi FBO

A. SCOPE OF SERVICES – A scheduled/unscheduled Aircraft Charter and Air Taxi FBO engages in the business of providing air transportation (persons or property) to the general public for hire, either on a charter basis or as an Air Taxi Operator, as defined in 14 CFR Part 135. This classification also includes air ambulance services.

B. EQUIPMENT – The operator shall provide, either owned or under written lease to operator, not less than one (1) all weather aircraft.

C. PERSONNEL – The operator shall provide a sufficient number of personnel to adequately and safely carry out the aircraft charter and air taxi services in a courteous, prompt, and efficient manner adequate to meet the reasonable demands of the public seeking such services on the leased premises. The operator shall have in its employ a sufficient number of qualified Commercial or Airline Transport Rated pilots.

6. Aircraft Sales FBO

A. SCOPE OF SERVICES – An Aircraft Sales FBO engages in the sale of new or used aircraft. Along with the sale of aircraft, the Aircraft Sales FBO shall provide the necessary and satisfactory arrangements for repair and servicing of aircraft in accordance with any sales guarantee or warranty period.

B. EQUIPMENT – Equipment will be provided in sufficient numbers so that customers can view and test fly aircraft provided by the manufacturer.

C. PERSONNEL – The operator shall employ, or have available on call, a sufficient number of pilots with instructor ratings who shall be current in all models to be demonstrated. The operator shall provide a sufficient number of personnel to adequately and safely carry out the aircraft sales services in a courteous, prompt and efficient manner adequate to meet the reasonable demand of the public seeking such services on the leased premises.

7. Aircraft Hangar Concession FBO

A. SCOPE OF SERVICES – An Aircraft Hangar Concession FBO develops, leases and/or sells aircraft storage hangars for the benefit of the flying public. An Aircraft Hangar Concession does not engage in fuel sales or aircraft maintenance operations.

B. EQUIPMENT – Hangars will be designed and constructed in accordance with all local, state and federal guidelines and will meet local building codes. The Airport Minimum Standards apply to all construction.

C. PERSONNEL – The operator of the Aircraft Hangar Concession FBO shall be responsible for all facility maintenance related to the AHC operation. Tenants shall be subject to the Airport Minimum Standards and all related local, state and federal rules and regulations. The FBO shall provide a sufficient number of personnel to adequately and safely carry out the Aircraft Hangar Concession in a courteous, prompt and efficient manner adequate to meet the reasonable demand of the public seeking such services on the leased premises.

Section 3 – Airport Activity

A. General Requirements

1. Agreement: Any person or company operating at the airport must have a written agreement in place at the Airport Administration office.

2. Fees and Charges: The Airport's Standard Table of Rates and Charges apply to all airport operations.

3. Facilities: All airport facilities, whether developed by the airport, or privately by an airport tenant, must comply with all city, county, state and federal building codes. Additionally any construction must conform to the guidelines contained in Section 5 – Construction Guidelines.

4. Site Development: The YCAA reserves the right for final approval on location decisions. The YCAA is under no obligation to construct and provide aprons or taxiways for commercial and/or private use facilities. In the event the facility location requires the construction of either aprons and/or taxiways, these pavements shall meet all FAA standards for the largest aircraft type anticipated to use the operator’s facility.

5. Non-Discrimination: Aeronautical Activity shall be provided on a fair, equal, and nondiscriminatory basis to all users of the Airport and at fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory prices. Preferred customer pricing is authorized but must be posted.

6. Licenses, Permits, and Certifications: The operator shall first obtain and comply with, at its sole expense, all necessary licenses and permits required for the conduct of the operator’s activities on the Airport as required by the YCAA or other governmental agency. The operator shall furnish the YCAA with a copy of any such certification.

7. Payment of Rents and Fees: Failure to stay current in the payment of rents, fees, or other sums owed to the YCAA will be grounds for revocation of the agreement authorizing Aeronautical Activity.

8. Subleases: All sublease agreements between an authorized on-airport operator and another entity must receive prior written approval of the YCAA.

9. Taxes: The operator shall, at its sole cost and expense, pay any and all taxes for which it is responsible, or which may be assessed against it.

10. Signage: The operator shall not erect, maintain, or display any sign on the leased premises, or elsewhere on the Airport, without the prior written consent of the YCAA.

B. Non-Charter Air Carriers

All air carriers in the regular course of transporting passengers, other than exclusive charters by Fixed Base Operators, shall apply and obtain a lease from the YCAA for permission to operate. All such air carrier passenger activity shall be operated from the passenger terminal at Yuma International Airport or other place designated by the Airport Director. All non-charter air carriers shall conform to the Minimum Standards set forth herein as well as conform to all laws and safety rules and regulations of the Federal, State, County, and City governments and the YCAA. Air carrier applicants must demonstrate a continuing capacity to serve the public with sufficient equipment and schedules in the YCAA’s exclusive judgment.

C. Private Flying Clubs

A. In an effort to foster and promote flying for pleasure, develop skills in aeronautics; including pilotage, navigation, and an awareness and appreciation of aviation requirements and techniques, Flying Clubs are welcomed to Yuma International Airport. Flying Clubs must obtain a "Flying Club" Miscellaneous Operating Permit from the Airport administration office. The fee for the Flying Club Permit is $25 per year.

B. The flying club, with its permit request, shall furnish the YCAA with:

1. A roster, or list of members, including contact information for the club.

2. Evidence of insurance.

3. Number and type of aircraft.

C. By their nature flying "clubs" are for enjoyment and should not engage in aeronautical business such as charter services, air taxi, or aircraft rental. They should not lease or sell goods or services.

D. Air Cargo Handlers

An Air Cargo Handler is a person, firm, or corporation engaged in the business of loading and unloading air cargo (excluding passenger baggage, and also excluding over-the-counter items weighing less than seventy (70) pounds and handled over the ticket counter in the passenger terminal) on or off airport. An owner or operator of an aircraft that uses its own employees to load or unload air cargo on or off such aircraft shall not be considered an Air Cargo Handler as defined herein.

E. Cargo/Warehouse Operator

A Cargo Warehouse Operator is a person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of processing air cargo through a warehouse located on the Airport, who takes care of the administrative control of the air cargo and performs a physical handling and control of such air cargo on behalf of the airline, agent customhouse broker, consolidator, break bulk agent, handling agent, shipper or consignee or other party. The Cargo Warehouse operator may also provide and arrange for the surface transportation of air cargo to and from an aircraft for the customer.

Section 4 – Environmental Procedures


“Hazardous Material” means any substance or material possessing toxic, reactive, flammable, or explosive properties which can cause injury or damage property, such as those identified by governmental agencies, the Hazardous Material Identification System or similar industrial rating system.

“Environmental Laws” means any federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, policies and authorities relating to the storage, use, transport, disposal and clean-up of Hazardous Materials.


All airport tenants have a responsibility to:

Only use the Hazardous Materials necessary for the conduct of their business and do so in compliance with manufacturer's guidelines and applicable Environmental Laws. The Airport retains the right to disallow the use of any Hazardous Materials that the Airport Director deems unreasonably dangerous, odorous or that harms the best interests of the Airport.

Immediately notify the Airport Director or Operations Director of any actual or potential contamination or any other environmental or Hazardous Material related occurrence or inquiry.

Immediately control, clean and remediate any contamination caused by its employees or agents. Each tenant must remediate any environmental problem that they cause. If they fail to do so, the Airport will take corrective action and then bill the tenant for all associated costs plus 15% in the next following billing cycle.

Section 5 – Construction Guidelines

A. Design Requirements

These Airport Design Standards are established to achieve a design for Airport facilities, including building and site improvements that will contribute to the overall quality and value of the Airport.

These Guidelines deal with site and building design. Airport staff is available at all stages of planning to assist with the use and interpretation of these Guidelines. The YCAA reserves the right to disapprove any elements of the site or building design it deems not to be in accordance with these design standards.

The airport's goal is to build a modern and attractive aviation facility. To this end modular buildings or manufactured housing are not permissible. This does not include steel frame buildings commonly used for hangars and industrial complex developments. All new construction must include at least one full masonry wall facing the public.

B. Zoning Ordinances

City, county and state zoning law applies. YCAA, FAA and MCAS requirements are mandated and take precedence over any less stringent requirement. A prospective builder/developer must receive YCAA Board Approval for the conceptual site and building plan. Any change to the approved plan, such as site layout, building material, use of facility, or other change, may void the Airport’s approval.

No structure may penetrate imaginary surfaces as defined by Marine Corps Air Station Yuma or FAA engineering guidelines. YCAA requires the 30% architectural drawings and site plan to coordinate with MCAS engineering services division. Failure to provide the drawings or to move ahead without Airport and MCAS approval is at the risk of the developer.

C. Landscaping and Fencing

Landscaping shall be attractive and reflect favorably on the City of Yuma. “Zero-scape” is not generally authorized but will be considered if designed in an attractive manner and approved by the City.

Fencing must be attractive and comply with Federal, State and local guidelines. Chain-link fencing for the Airport perimeter of the Airside Operations Areas (AOA) must be galvanized chain link fencing in accordance with FAA regulations. The current security standard requires and 8-foot chain link fence, with top rails, capped posts and 3 strands of barbwire.

Decorative fencing compatible with a building or site may be permitted in lieu of chain link fencing upon written approval from the Airport Director.

D. Service and Utility Yards

Sea Vans, large storage containers and other industrial refuse, such as non-flyable aircraft, inoperable vehicles, etc may not be left on airport property unless specifically authorized in writing by the Airport Director. Any areas containing such equipment, if authorized by the Airport Director, must be fenced with webbed chain link fencing.

E. Utilities and Antennas

Underground utility lines throughout the Airport property shall be used. All electrical and communication duct bank at roadway and taxiway crossings shall utilize 100-percent additional capacity in addition to initial requirements. Antennas shall be screened and consistent with appropriate electromagnetic considerations.

No antenna may be constructed on the airport without the completion and approval by the FAA of an FAA Form 7460. The Airport Director will be provided a copy of each FAA Form 7460.

Applicable data for all EMF sources including antennas and radio frequencies shall be included in submitting FAA Form 7460. No electrical transformer or other such apparatus shall be located on any power pole or hung on the outside of any building, but same may be placed on or below the soil surface, and where so placed, shall utilize screen walls or visual buffering.

Utility easements require extended processing times and may involve fees and other costs. It is in your best interest to involve the Airport Director in any required utility easement as early as possible.

F. Exterior and Lighting

The Exterior lighting must not interfere with pilot's vision during day or night operation. Any such lighting shall be removed or modified at the expense of the Operator.

G. Ground Vehicle Paving and Curbs

Streets, drives and curbs shall be constructed or altered in accordance with plans submitted to and approved by the Airport Director. The perimeter of all paved drives, parking areas, parking lot islands, and service areas shall have concrete curbing. Curbing design shall be integral concrete curb and gutter section.

H. Sidewalks

The general intent of these guidelines is to provide for pedestrian circulation throughout the use of sidewalks.

Streets and drives on Airport property shall be provided with adjacent sidewalks a minimum of 5-feet wide and separated from the back of street curbs by a planted strip that is at least four feet wide.

I. Storm Water Management

Storm water retention at the Airport is accommodated through "regional" storm water retention and management facilities. All storm water management and discharge plans shall comply with the existing Permit.

SWPP and SPCC plans shall be prepared and submitted to the Airport Director for all construction projects. All storm water system headwalls and end walls shall utilize a 3-foot paved apron surrounding the structure. Storm water channels and swales shall not utilize rip rap. Channel and swale design shall incorporate permanent geotextile reinforcement or geo-engineered surfacing.

J. Access Control Systems

All facilities and gates that penetrate the AOA (Airport Operations Area) security fence must be incorporated into the Airport's existing access security system. This includes gates and gate controllers, walkthrough turnstiles, card swipe systems, communication hardware, software licensing, monitoring cameras and any other aspect of the Airport’s perimeter security affected by the Developer’s access requirement. The developer is responsible for all associated costs. Specifications may obtained by contacting the Airport Director.

K. Building Design

These Guidelines address the design of buildings associated with new projects, building additions, and renovation projects.

All new construction, and any renovation must include at least one full masonry wall facing the public. Masonry exteriors may include a stucco finish, EIFS, brick, stone cladding or other common masonry finish. The final design must be approved by the Airport Director. Simulated masonry finishes, such as stucco textured metal panels may be approved but will require a gunite textured overspray to simulate a stucco finish with a 36" knee wall with brick or stone veneer. A 24 inch square sample in the baked-on finish color or with the gunite overspray must be approved prior to installation. Very large aircraft assembly buildings may be able to waive the masonry finish if accompanied by co-located administration buildings that comply with these requirements.

Building design must provide for consistency among similar types of buildings and related or nearby airport structures. The use of colors and building materials must harmonize with the nearby Airport facilities. The Airport wishes to achieve a harmonious visual relationship of buildings and site design elements that helps to identify such buildings and site improvements as a part of the Airport service complex. Approved colors may be obtained from the Airport Director.

Paint coatings for buildings and structures shall be appropriate to environmental conditions generated by airport operations. Finishes shall be warrantable for minimum 20-year term.

Accent colors may utilize standard company palettes if such colors are harmonious and compatible with colors of the Airport. Accent colors should be used to the minimal extent that they do not compromise the general intent to harmonize with the natural surroundings of the Airport or other buildings. The Airport Director must approve any accent colors.

Rooftop mechanical equipment screen walls shall be of a design and material similar to and compatible with those of the building that they serve. Large items such as air conditioning, ventilating or other mechanical equipment shall be screened or enclosed in such manner as to conceal such equipment from ground-level view from adjacent building sites and public thoroughfares.

Screening techniques shall consist of building parapets, roof-mounted screen panels or other systems compatible and consistent with principal building design materials. If this is impossible or impractical, such elements shall be organized in an orderly manner and painted to match the color of the building served in accordance with approval of the Airport Director. Projections shall be compatible with the building.

All building projects constructed or renovated at the Airport shall have construction documents prepared by the appropriate design professional licensed to practice in the State of Arizona. All construction projects at the Airport must be designed to meet FAA design criteria, including NAVFAC P-80.3 restrictions. All design work and topographic survey information shall be prepared using Arizona State Plane coordinates, North American Datum 84, North American Vertical Datum 88.

The Airport Director will review the project throughout the design phase. Part of the airport's review process includes providing the 30% project drawings and site plan to the MCAS Engineering Division. That process will take from two to three weeks. Check with the Airport Director to ensure software compatibility with the Airport and MCAS Yuma.

It is in your best interest to involve the airport early in your design phase to facilitate agreement of the 30% design and site plan by MCAS engineering staff. No construction may commence without the Airport Director's written approval of the 100% design construction documents.

As-Built Drawings and AutoCAD files must be submitted to Airport Administration within 60 days of project Closeout and/or Occupancy. All submissions to the airport are at the expense of the builder.

Typically the Airport Director is the approving authority for all design/finish/landscaping questions but may defer to the Airport's Board of Directors if deemed advisable.

L. Construction Safety

Construction Safety is a critical part of your project. You must use the Airport Construction Safety Plan, available by contacting the Airport Director. Failure to follow the Safety Plan may result in fines by the FAA.

M. Temporary Construction Signs

All construction projects at the Yuma International Airport shall be limited to one construction sign that shall include: project name, architect, engineers, consultants, general contractor and major subcontractors, etc. The size of the sign shall not exceed 4' by 8' or extend more than 8 feet above the grade beneath. Its proposed location shall be submitted to the Airport Director for approval. The sign may be erected anytime after start of construction and shall be removed immediately upon project "substantial completion." Any signs not in compliance with this requirement will be removed at the sign owner's expense.

N. Signage

All signage located on airport property must comply with city codes and must have the approval of the Airport Director prior to installation.

Section 6 – Insurance and indemnification

A. Insurance Coverage: Airport tenants, FBOs, vendors and other operators must, as a condition of their lease, contract or operating permit, obtain and maintain the following insurance as applicable to the business conducted. The Operator may arrange for Liability Insurance by Comprehensive Policies for the full limits required; or by a combination of policies of lesser limits, with the remaining limits provided by an excess or Umbrella Liability Policy. All coverage's are required without a specific written waiver by the Airport Director.

B. All insurance policies required herein shall be drawn in the name of Operator, Vendor or Tenant, with the Airport Authority, its Directors, officials, agents, guests, invitees, consultants and employees named as additional named insured persons. The requirement for additional named insured persons does not apply to Workers Compensation coverage.

C. The established insurance requirements are minimums only. The Authority reserves the right to require higher limits of liability insurance in accordance with industry standards as may reasonably be determined necessary for such commercial airport operator’s activities.

D. Airport tenants, FBO's and other operators shall indemnify and hold harmless the Authority and the County of Yuma from and against all claims arising from activity related to their operation.

E. Airport tenants, FBO's and other operators will notify the Authority of any claim against them or the Airport.

F. Currently, the Schedule of Minimum Insurance Requirements is as follows:

1. Have commercial general liability insurance for $1,000,000.00 per occurrence and $2,000,000.00 annual aggregate. Such insurance shall contain contractual liability insurance covering applicable leases, licenses, permits, or agreements.

2. Have commercial/business automobile liability insurance for all owned, non-owned and hired vehicles assigned to or used in performance of commercial aeronautical activities for $1,000,000.00 per occurrence.

3. Have fire and extended property coverage for all improvements and fixtures on the commercial airport operator’s premises in an amount not less than the full replacement cost thereof, to the extent of the commercial airport operator’s insurable interest in the Premises.

4. Worker’s Compensation insurance as required by law and the employer’s liability insurance for $500,000.00 per accident, $100,000.00 per person, and $500,000.00 policy limit.

5. Aircraft liability insurance for $1,000,000.00 per occurrence

6. Hangar-keeper's liability insurance for $2,000,000.00 per occurrence, or more as values require.

7. Products-completed and/or operations liability insurance for $2,000,000.00 per occurrence.

8. Have chemical and environmental clean-up liability insurance for $2,000,000.00 per occurrence.

9. All insurance policies cited herein shall contain a waiver of subrogation rights endorsement with respect to the Authority.

10. Each commercial airport operator shall name the Authority, its Directors, officials, agents, guests, invitees, consultants and employees as additional named insured persons on all insurance policies.

11. Have contractual liability coverage including the liabilities assumed under the indemnification provisions of this Agreement. Also hold completed operations liability for a minimum period of one (1) year after the completion of the work to which the construction contract applies.

12. Builders and Tenants: All-Risk Insurance for an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the replacements costs of damaged additions, improvements, equipment, supplies and materials.

13. The established insurance requirements are minimums only. The Authority reserves the right to require higher limits of liability insurance in accordance with industry standards as may reasonably be determined necessary for such commercial airport operator’s activities.

14. Airport tenants, FBO's and other operators shall indemnify and hold harmless the Authority and the County of Yuma from and against all claims, arising from activity related to their operation.

15. Airport tenants, FBO's and other operators will notify the Authority of any claim against them or the Airport.

16. All policies are to be written through a company duly entered and authorized to transact that class of insurance in the State of Arizona, or approved by YCAA in its sole and absolute discretion.

17. All Certificates of Insurance will require that YCAA will receive thirty days written notice in the event of cancellation or reduction of coverage.

Section 7 – Table of Standard Rates and Charges

LAND LEASE ONLY: A published variable rate is established for new leases depending on the size of the leased property. Other factors may affect the price. Please inquire at the Airport administration office.

NEW BUILDING LEASE: Generally this is a range between:

A) An annual rate of 10% of the cost of construction, or

B) All costs amortized over 20 years plus 8%.

COMMERCIAL BUILDING: Due to the varying nature of our available hangars, and the customer's desired build out, each commercial property is priced individually. Normally that is a fair market value rate. Any additional services are provided at cost plus 15%.

FBO RATES: FBO rates are normally for non-apron land only. If hangar or building space is included, the commercial building rules apply. All FBO rates include annual increases, normally 3%.

AIRCRAFT APRON RATES: The Airport does not typically lease aircraft parking apron to tenants. If an airport tenant must lease aircraft parking apron space the rent will be calculated on an individual basis and will include the costs for complete pavement maintenance for the duration of the lease. This can be quite expensive.

TIE-DOWN FEES & RAMP PARKING RATES: There are no tie-down or ramp fees for normal overnight stays by transient aircraft. Non-based aircraft that wish to stay on airport for more than two or three nights may be accommodated on a case by case basis and, if accepted, will incur parking fees. Such fees will be collected by the FBO's and paid to the Airport Authority with other monthly payments. FBO's may charge fees for moving aircraft into and out of hangars or other services. Such fees are between the aircraft owner and the FBO.

NON-FLYING AIRCRAFT PARKING RATES: The airport generates revenue from fuel flowage fees. Non-flying aircraft will not generate this revenue and therefore are billed at a rate of $3 PSFPY based on aircraft length times wingspan. This rate is equivalent to a commercial parking garage or our T-Hangars. A non-flying aircraft, sometimes referred to as a "Hangar Queen," is defined as A) an aircraft that has not flown for sixty days and does not have the necessary parts on order required to repair the aircraft or B) an aircraft that has not flown for six months for any reason.

The definition of a non-flyable aircraft does not apply to bona fide home-built aircraft that are under current construction.

TERMINAL BUILDING, GATE & APRON: Military and military charter may use the Terminal facilities at no charge. Other groups, including non-signatory air carriers, charter aircraft, or other transient aircraft requesting access to the Terminal facilities will be billed $200.00 per day. Advanced coordination with the Airport Operations Director is required. All such use will be governed by FAA & TSA security requirements.

TERMINAL OFFICE: Terminal office space rent is between $49.94 PSFPY and $60.71 PSFPY depending on type of space and intended use.

GA HANGARS EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2013: Rent is due on the first of each month, payable in advance. Late fees are 10% of the balance due, assessed monthly.

T-Hangar A: $1,150.00 / month

T-Hangar B: $950.00 / month

T-Hangar C: $450.00 / month

T-Hangar D: $380.00 / month

T-Hangar F: $515 / month (Unit 6: $1,200)

T-Hangar 1: $545.00 / month

T-Hangar 2: $310.00 / month

T-Hangar 3: $370.00 / month

T-Shades: $130.00 / month

T-Storage Ends: $190 to $250 / month

Rolle Field Hangar A: $2,500 / month

MISCELLANEOUS OPERATING PERMIT: A Miscellaneous Operating Permit is a Permit which will allow any approved commercial operation the use of various public airport facilities at Yuma International Airport and Rolle Field for revenue producing purpose. An applicant must have the appropriate insurance and operate within established guidelines. Miscellaneous permits may be issued upon approval by airport management for a non-refundable annual fee. The base fee is $400.00 per year. Aircraft mechanics and other commercial operators may be entitled to a lower fee.

TERM OF COMMERCIAL LEASE: 5 years standard, 1 to 4 year available. Note 1

INFLATION ADJUSTMENTS: Annual increase of rent based on US Department of Labor Inflation Calculator or US Department of Labor inflation table "Consumer Price Index - All Urban Consumers, Phoenix, AZ region, not seasonally adjusted, all items." Note 2. Alternatively an agreement may be reached for a 3% annual increase. Note 3

TERM OF LAND-LEASE FOR PRIVATELY FUNDED CONSTRUCTION: Standard 20 years with reversion clause. Optional five to ten year negotiated renewal with restrictions/conditions. Note 1

RE-LEASING OR SUB-LEASING: Any new sub-lease requires Airport Authority approval. Sub-leasing an entire facility will include a re-negotiation of the existing lease rate.

LEASE RESERVATION: 1st refusal on desired property for half price for a maximum of 180 days. A lease reservation requires two month's deposit of rent or $5,000 whichever is greater.

PARKING SPACES: Normally included in each lease at the rate of 1 slot per 1,000 sq. ft. of leased building space.

ADDITIONAL PARKING SPACES: $20 per month per slot when available.

TERMINAL SHORT TERM PARKING SPACES: These must be arranged for individually with Republic Parking. Call the Airport administration office for contact information.

AIRPORT PAYS UTILITIES: The airport can arrange to pay utilities on a reimbursable basis plus a 15% administrative fee.

JANITORIAL SERVICE: $1 to $3 PSFPY depending on level of service.

LANDSCAPING SERVICE: $1 to $3 PSFPY depending on level of service.

BUILDING MAINTENANCE: $1 to $3 PSFPY depending on level of service.

OTHER SERVICES: Other Services may be arranged for specific requirements. Contact the Corporate Account Manager.

CAR RENTAL CONCESSION: 10% of gross sales

TAXI LANE ACCESS for the TERMINAL BUILDING: There is no annual fee but only "Taxi" permitted vehicles may use the Taxi lane. Transportation Companies are NOT AUTHORIZED to use the Taxi lane.

RESTAURANT CONCESSION: Five percent of gross annual income due monthly.

LANDING FEES: Air Carriers $1.25 / 1,000 Lbs. No charge for military or GA.

FUEL FLOWAGE FEE: Fuel Flowage Fees are due and payable for each gallon or partial gallon of aviation fuel of any type that is dispensed from, delivered or stored into fuel tanks, fuel trucks or aircraft on YCAA property. The fee schedule below may vary based on fuel type dispensed, the end user of the fuel, the volume of fuel dispensed or for any other reason the Authority may elect.

SELF-FUELING FEE: Tenants who engage in self-fueling or bring fuel onto the airport for any aviation use must pay flowage fees at the General Aviation rate.

SELF-FUELING TRUCKS: Annual permit fee $3,000 per truck.

The rates are modified as required to meet the needs of the Airport. Current rates are:

Tier One FBO Fuel Flowage Fees:
a: Jet-A $0.22 / gallon
b: Av Gas $0.22 / gallon
c: Signatory Air Carrier Aircraft $0.15 / gallon
d: Military Contract $0.22 / gallon"

Tier Two FBO Fuel Flowage Fees
a: General Aviation Aircraft $0.22 / gallon
b: Non-Signatory Air Carrier Aircraft $0.22 / gallon
c: Signatory Air Carrier Aircraft $0.10 / gallon
d: Military Contract $0.10 / gallon


1) A lease can be increased 1 year for each $100,000 investment up to 30 years. A larger investment is welcomed and may include a longer term, but must be negotiated individually and approved by the Airport Authority.

2) The CPI inflation calculator uses the average Consumer Price Index for a given calendar year. This data represents changes in prices of all goods and services purchased for consumption by urban households. For the current year, the latest monthly index value is used.

3) The regional table is more accurate but difficult to understand. A standard 3% rate may be used at the customer's request. Note that this selection must be made prior to lease signing. Once the decision is made it is binding for the duration of the lease.

4) Any lease amendment that requires a new exhibit A may include a fee to cover any required cost for a new survey for new metes and bounds.