RS 2:601     

CHAPTER 4.  AIRPORT AUTHORITIES LAW

§601.  Definitions

The following words or terms whenever used or referred to in this Chapter shall have the following respective meanings unless different meanings clearly appear from the context:

(1)  "Subdivision" means any parish, incorporated city, town or village of this state.

(2)  "Governing body" means the official or officials authorized by law to exercise ordinance or other law-making powers of a subdivision.

(3)  "Airport Authority" means an airport authority created pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 2:602.

(4)  "Airport" means any area of land or water which is used, or intended for use, for the landing and take-off of aircraft, and any appurtenant areas which are used, or intended for use, for airport buildings or other airport facilities or right-of-ways, together with all airport buildings and facilities located thereon.

(5)  "Air navigation facility" means any facility--other than one owned and operated by the United States--used in, available for use in, or designed for use in aid of air navigation, including any structures, mechanisms, lights, beacons, markers, communicating systems, or other instrumentalities, or devices used or useful as an aid, or constituting an advantage or convenience, to the safe taking-off, navigation, and landing of aircraft, or the safe and efficient operation or maintenance of an airport, and any combination of any or all of such facilities.

(6)  "Airport hazard" means any structure, object of natural growth, or use of land which obstructs the airspace required for the flight of aircraft in landing or taking-off at an airport or is otherwise hazardous to such landing or taking-off of aircraft.

(7)  "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, joint stock association, or body politic; and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, or other similar representative thereof.

Acts 1952, No. 531, §2.