As used in this article, “commercial air operator” means any person owning, controlling, operating, renting, or managing aircraft for any commercial purpose for compensation. “Commercial air operator” does not include any person owning, controlling, operating, renting, managing, furnishing, or otherwise providing transportation by hot air balloon for entertainment, sporting, or recreational purposes.
(Amended (as amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 706, Sec. 1) by Stats. 2012, Ch. 108, Sec. 1. (AB 1524) Effective January 1, 2013.)
Terms Used In California Public Utilities Code 5500
- aircraft: means any contrivance used for navigation of, or flight in, the air. See California Public Utilities Code 5501
- person: means any individual, firm, partnership, private, municipal or public corporation, limited liability company, company, association, joint stock association, trustee, receiver, assignee, or other similar representative. See California Public Utilities Code 5502