The FAA has issued two draft advisory circulars (AC’s) that would cancel and update earlier AC’s pertinent to airport operators as well as airport commercial tenants: AC 150/5190-6: Exclusive Rights At Federally Obligated Airports and AC 150/5190-7: Minimum Standards For Commercial Aeronautical Activities. The guidance contained in the draft AC’s is not mandatory. However, the FAA recommends that airport operators follow the guidance to ensure compliance with applicable federal regulations and obligations.
Although the comment period for the draft AC’s ended September 30, 2005, I believe that several of the aviation trade associations submitted comments to the draft AC’s. Additionally, if the draft AC’s are subsequently published, other affected parties will then have an opportunity to submit comments on the AC’s directly to the FAA. If you would like more information on the draft AC’s, you can locate the Airport District Office in your area here and then contact the appropriate office directly.