Determining how to apply as an Airline carrier
Please follow the questions below to determine if your airline is a Signatory, Non-Signatory, or Exempt carrier and the appropriate forms to utilitize:
- Has your company executed the 1962 Airport-Airline Lease through the 2007 First Amended Lease Extension Agreement? If so, your company is a “Signatory Airline” and shall use the Signatory forms.
- Otherwise, if your company operates under FAR Part 121 or 129, your company is a “Non-Signatory Commercial Air Carrier” per Procedure 4.13 (link) and shall use the Non-Signatory forms.
- Otherwise, if your company is a Part 135 commuter and operates at least 5 weekly scheduled flights on one or more routes between 2 or more destinations, your company is also a Non-Signatory Commercial Air Carrier and shall use the Non-Signatory forms.
- All other operators are considered “Non-Signatory Air Operators” and shall use the Non-Signatory forms.
The schedule of rates and charges for public aircraft operations at state airports are considered Exempt and shall not apply to the following types of aircraft:
- Aircraft owned or operated by the:
- Government of the United States, or any agency or department thereof;
- State or any of its counties or any agency or department thereof, including, without limitation, the State Department of Transportation; or c. Civil Patrol.
- Aircraft with less than 12,500 pounds approved maximum landed weight using the airports system for aircraft flight training purposes, emergencies, private transportation, or test landings.
- Aircraft with more than 12,500 pounds approved maximum landed weight and a maximum seating capacity of less than 20 passengers and not operating under the provisions of the Federal Aviation Regulations, 14 CFR Parts 121, 125, 127, 129, using the airports system for aircraft flight training purposes, emergencies, private transportation, or test landings.
Use by U.S. military aircraft in common with other aircraft shall be without charge except that if the use by military aircraft is excessive and substantial, the cost of operating and maintaining facilities so used may be charged to the U.S. Government. The amount of use to be considered “excessive and substantial,” and the rental charges to be paid by the U.S. Government shall be determined jointly by the state Department of Transportation and the using federal agency.
FAA Certification Database: http://av-info.faa.gov/OpCert.asp
Passenger Facility Charge
In accordance with §158.29 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 158), the FAA authorized the State of Hawaii to collect PFC at the following airports:
- Hilo International Airport
- Daniel K. Inouye International Airport
- Kahului Airport
- Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole
- Lihue Airport
A PFC may not be collected on any interisland flight within the State of Hawaii. Additional information about the FAA’s PFC Program may be found at the FAA’s website: www.faa.gov
- Signatory Airlines Reporting Forms (REVISED 05/21/2014)
- Illustration of Filing Section 3
- HI – PFC Reporting Forms – Apr 2014
Performance Bond Form for Inter-Island
Performance Bond Form for Overseas
Non-sig Rates and Charges (updated 07/19/2016)
Non-sig Rates and Charges (updated 07/01/2017; Effective August 1, 2017)
Non-sig Rates and Charges (Effective August 1, 2018)
- For monthly reporting:Nonsignatory Commercial Air Carrier Monthly Reporting Forms (last updated 10/13/2016)
- For per turn payment:Nonsignatory Commercial Air Carrier Reporting Form (last updated 12/1/2011)
- For monthly reporting: Air Operator Monthly Reporting Form (last updated 04/21/14)
- HI – PFC Reporting Forms – Apr 2014
The following Airport System Fees and Charges applicable to Non-Carriers are regulated by Hawaii Administrative Rules, Chapter 19-16.1
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