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16 APPENDIX B--Questionnaire and Results AIRPORT BACKGROUND QUESTIONS 1. Airport name 2. FAA identifier 3. Respondent information a. Your name b. Your position/title 4. Please identify the number of operators who currently engage in each of the following commercial (for hire) aeronautical activities at the airport. 100% 90% 1 Operator 80% 2 Operators 3 Operators 70% 4 Operators 60% 5 Operators 50% 6 Operators Percentage 40% 7 Operators 30% 8 Operators 9 Operators 20% 10+ Operators 10% 0% Commercial Aeronautical Activities Response Rate: 99 out of 99 (100%)

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17 5. Please identify the number of lessees (and sublessees) at the airport who currently lease land and/or im- provements from the airport owner (or sublease space from the airport owner's lessees) and engage in each of the following non-commercial (not for hire or private) aeronautical activities at the airport. a. Aircraft Storage (Hangar) 100% 90% 80% 70% Percentage 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% Number of Entities Engaging in Aircraft Storage (Parking and/ or Hangar) Activities Response Rate: 97 out of 99 (98%)

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18 b. Flying Club and Self-Fueling 100% 1 Operator 90% 2 Operators 80% 70% 3 Operators Percentage 60% 4 Operators 50% 5 Operators 40% 30% 6 Operators 20% 7 Operators 10% 8 Operators 0% 9 Operators Flying Club Self-Fueling 10+ Operators Non-Commercial Aeronautical Activities Response Rate: 97 out of 99 (98%)

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19 6. Does the airport owner exercise its proprietary exclusive right to conduct any commercial aeronautical activities at the airport? Response Rate: 98 out of 99 (99%) If yes, please describe the activities. Percentage Aircraft Fueling 70.00% Aircraft Storage (Parking and/ or Hangar) 20.00% Fuel Storage 5.00% Other 20.00% Response Rate: 20 out of 98 (20%) 7. Does the airport owner engage in any commercial aeronautical activities in competition with other enti- ties at the airport? Response Rate: 97 out of 99 (98%)

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20 If yes, please describe the activities. Percentage Aircraft Storage (Parking and/ or Hangar) 90.91% Aircraft Rental 9.09% Other 0.00% Response Rate: 11 out of 97 (11%) 8. Does the airport owner prohibit any of the following aeronautical activities at the airport? 100% 90% 80% 70% Percentage 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Operation TTF = Through-the-fence (activities requiring airfield access from adjacent private property) Response Rate: 45 out of 99 (45%) 9. In your opinion, what roles and purposes do Minimum Standards serve? Percentage Level the playing field/ promote fair competition 45.00% Require minimum level of service 25.00% Serve as guidance for activities on the airport 7.50% Ensure federal compliance/ protection from complaints/ litigation 7.50% Other 23.75% Response Rate: 80 out of 99 (81%)

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21 10. Does the airport have Minimum Standards? Response Rate: 97 out of 99 (98%) AIRPORT MINIMUM STANDARDS QUESTIONS 11. What year were the airport's Minimum Standards originally adopted? 100% 90% 80% 70% Percentage 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Decade Response Rate: 58 out of 61 (95%)

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22 12. Do you believe that the airport's Minimum Standards are achieving the intended roles and purposes? Response Rate: 61 out of 61 (100%) If no, why not? Percentage Lack enforcement 33.33% Need to be updated 33.33% Too vague - not specific enough 22.22% Other 11.11% Response Rate: 9 out of 61 (15%) 13. Has the airport received any requests from an entity to conduct activities that were not addressed in the Minimum Standards? Response Rate: 61 out of 61 (100%)

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23 If yes, please describe the activities. Percentage Air cargo 12.50% Temporary activities 12.50% Self-Fueling 12.50% Other 62.50% Response Rate: 8 out of 61 (13%) 14. Do the airport's Minimum Standards address any non-general aviation commercial (for hire) activities (e.g., air carrier into-plane fueling, ground handling, passenger/cargo services, etc.)? Response Rate: 61 out of 61 (100%) If no and non-general aviation commercial activities are taking place at the airport, how are such ac- tivities governed? Percentage Rules and regulations 40.00% Agreements 40.00% Regulatory measures 20.00% Response Rate: 5 out of 61 (8%)

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24 How often are the airport's Minimum Standards: a. Reviewed 100% 90% 80% 70% Percentage 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Every 6 Every year Every 3 Every 5 Every 10 More than months years years years every 10 years Frequency Response Rate: 55 out of 61 (90%) b. Updated 100% 90% 80% 70% Percentage 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Every 6 Every Every 3 Every 5 Every 10 Every 15 Every 20 More months year years years years years years than every 20 years Frequency Response Rate: 51 out of 61 (84%)

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25 15. Approximately how long did it take to complete the development/updating process? 100% 90% 80% 70% Percentage 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 1 to 3 4 to 6 7 to 12 13 to 18 19 to 24 25 to 36 More Months Months Months Months Months Months than 36 Months Frequency Response Rate: 50 out of 61 (82%) 16. Who led the team and who served on the team that was responsible for the development/updating proc- ess? a. Internal Team 100% 90% 80% 70% Percentage 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% Led 0% 0% 0% Served Internal Team Response Rate: 54 out of 61 (89%)

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26 b. External Team 100% 90% 80% 70% Percentage 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%0% 0% 0% 0% Led 0% Served External Team Response Rate: 22 out of 61 (36%) 17. Did any of the following entities review the developed/updated Minimum Standards at the request of the airport sponsor? 100% 90% 80% 70% Percentage 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 0% 0% FAA S tate AAAE NATA NBAA AOPA Other Aviation Dept. Association Response Rate: 31 out of 61 (51%)

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27 18. What resources and/or guidance did you/the team rely upon in developing/updating the Minimum Standards and how helpful were the resources and/or guidance? 100% 90% 80% Percentage 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Resource Response Rate: 44 out of 61 (72%) Industry, Association, and Other Resources Percentage AAAE / NATA/ AOPA 35.00% Other Airport Minimum Standards 35.00% Consultant 25.00% Other Regulatory Measures 20.00% Other 15.00% Response Rate: 20 out of 44 (46%)

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28 4 3 Average 2 1 0 Resource Scale: 1 not helpful to 4 very helpful 19. What additional resources and/or guidance would be helpful? Percentage Legal and/ or agency assistance/ training 53.85% Industry benchmarks/ recommendations 30.77% Previous minimum standards experience 7.69% Other 15.38% Response Rate: 13 out of 61 (21%) 20. What challenges, issues, and/or problems did you/the team encounter (or are you/the team currently encountering) relating to the development/updating, implementation, and/or enforcement of Minimum Standards? Percentage Consensus of standards/ requirements 20.00% Enforcement of standards/ requirements 16.67% Adequate time to review/ update document 16.67% Educating involved parties of role/ purpose 10.00% Other 43.33% Response Rate: 30 out of 61 (49%)

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29 GENERAL MINIMUM STANDARDS QUESTIONS 21. As it relates specifically to Minimum Standards or related issues, has the airport ever been subject to: A 14 C.F.R. Part 13 informal complaint? Response Rate: 94 out of 99 (95%) If yes, what was the outcome? Percentage In Favor of Airport 45.45% Elevated to Part 16 9.09% In Favor of Operator 0.00% Other 36.36% Response Rate: 11 out of 94 (12%) a. A 14 C.F.R. Part 16 formal complaint? Response Rate: 93 out of 99 (94%)

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30 If yes, what was the outcome? Percentage In Favor of Airport 36.36% Pending 27.27% In Favor of Operator 18.18% Other 27.27% Response Rate: 11 out of 93 (12%) b. A lawsuit? Response Rate: 92 out of 99 (93%) If yes, what was the outcome? Percentage Pending 50.00% In Favor of Airport 25.00% In Favor of Operator 0.00% Other 12.50% Response Rate: 8 out of 92 (9%) 22. What's your bottom line on Minimum Standards--if you could say one thing to the entire industry about Minimum Standards, what would it be? Percentage Great tool for any airport 41.18% Need to adopt, enforce, and keep up-to-date 17.65% Levels the playing field and ensures fair treatment 11.76% Provides guidance for airport staff and users 7.35% Other 30.88% Response Rate: 68 out of 99 (69%)

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31 OPTIONAL QUESTIONS 23. Which of the following best describes the ownership structure of the airport? Response Rate: 92 out of 99 (93%) 100% 90% 80% Percentage 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Ownership Response Rate: 89 out of 99 (90%)

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32 24. Is the airport governing body the same as the airport owner? Response Rate: 95 out of 99 (96%) If no, what body governs the airport? Percentage Airport Authority 47.37% Airport Commission 31.58% Advisory Committee 5.26% Other 15.79% Response Rate: 19 out of 95 (20%) 25. Which of the following best describes the direct (day-to-day) management structure of the airport? 100% 90% 80% Percentage 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 0% Management Structure Response Rate: 99 out of 99 (100%)

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33 26. What is the classification of the airport? 100% 90% 80% 70% Percentage 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 0% Classification Response Rate: 99 out of 99 (100%) 27. How many general aviation aircraft are currently based at the airport? 100% 90% 80% 70% Percentage 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 0 - 25 26 - 50 51 - 100 100+ Number of Aircraft Response Rate: 87 out of 99 (88%)

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34 28. How many gallons of general aviation fuel (by type) were sold/dispensed at the airport during the last 12 months? 100% 90% 80% 70% Percentage 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 0 - 250,000 250,001 - 500,001 - 750,001 - 1,000,001 - 3,000,000+ 500,000 750,000 1,000,000 3,000,000 Number of Gallons Response Rate: 62 out of 99 (63%)