The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly
(1) “Air carrier” means any airline, air cargo carrier, air taxi, air commuter, or air charter operator,
that provides routine air service to the general population for compensation or hire,
and operates at least fifteen round trips per week between two or more points and
publishes flight schedules which specify the times, days of the week, and points between
which it operates. Where it is doubtful that an operation is for “compensation or hire,” the test applied
is whether the air service is merely incidental to the person's other business or
is, in itself, a major enterprise for profit.
(2) “Aircraft” means every contrivance now known or hereafter invented, used or designed for navigation
of or flight in the air, operated or propelled by the use of aircraft fuel.
(3) “Aircraft fuel” means gasoline and any other inflammable liquid, by whatever name such liquid is
known or sold, the chief use of which is as fuel for the propulsion of aircraft, except
gas or liquid, the chief use of which as determined by the director, is for purposes
other than the propulsion of aircraft.
(4) “Dealer” means any person engaged in the retail sale of aircraft fuel.
(5) “Department” means the department of licensing.
(6) “Director” means the director of licensing.
(7) “Distributor” means any person engaged in the sale of aircraft fuel to any dealer and includes
any dealer from whom the tax hereinafter imposed has not been collected.
(8) “Local service commuter” means an air taxi operator who operates at least five round-trips per week between
two or more points; publishes flight schedules which specify the times, days of the
week, and points between which it operates; and whose aircraft has a maximum capacity
of sixty passengers or eighteen thousand pounds of useful load.
(9) “Person” means every natural person, firm, partnership, association, or private or public
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