Goto Section: 87.323 | 87.347 | Table of Contents
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 87.345 Scope of service.
Aeronautical utility mobile stations provide communications for
vehicles operating on an airport movement area. An airport movement
area is defined as the runways, taxiways and other areas utilized for
taxiing, takeoff and landing of aircraft, exclusive of loading ramp and
(a) An aeronautical utility mobile station must monitor its assigned
frequency during periods of operation.
(b) At an airport which has a control tower, control tower remote
communications outlet station (RCO) or FAA flight service station in
operation, communications by an aeronautical utility mobile station are
limited to the management of ground vehicular traffic.
(c) Aeronautical utility mobile stations which operate on the airport's
unicom frequency or the frequency 122.900 MHz are authorized only to
transmit information relating to safety, such as runway conditions and
hazards on the airport. These stations are authorized primarily for
monitoring communications from and to aircraft approaching or departing
(d) Transmissions by an aeronautical utility mobile station are subject
to the control of the control tower, the FAA flight service station or
the unicom, as appropriate. When requested by the control tower, the
flight service station or the unicom, an aeronautical utility station
must discontinue transmitting immediately.
(e) Communications between aeronautical utility mobile stations are not
(f) Transmissions by aeronautical utility mobile stations for Universal
Access Transceiver service are authorized.
[ 53 FR 28940 , Aug. 1, 1988, as amended at 55 FR 7333 , Mar. 1, 1990; 55 FR 30464 , July 26, 1990; 71 FR 70680 , Dec. 6, 2006]
Goto Section: 87.323 | 87.347
Goto Year: 2020 |
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