47 CFR 22.873 - Construction requirements for commercial aviation air-ground systems.

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§ 22.873 Construction requirements for commercial aviation air-ground systems.
Licensees authorized to use more than one megahertz (1 MHz) of the 800 MHz commercial aviation air-ground spectrum allocation (see § 22.857) must make a showing of “substantial service” as set forth in this section. Failure by any such licensee to meet this requirement will result in forfeiture of the license and the licensee will be ineligible to regain it. Licensees authorized to use one megahertz or less of the 800 MHz commercial aviation air-ground spectrum allocation are not subject to the requirements in this section.
(a) “Substantial service” is defined as service that is sound, favorable, and substantially above a level of mediocre service that just might minimally warrant renewal.
(b) Each commercial aviation air-ground system subject to the requirements of this section must demonstrate substantial service within 5 years after grant of the authorization. Substantial service may be demonstrated by, but is not limited to, either of the following “safe harbor” provisions:
(1) Construction and operation of 20 ground stations, with at least one ground station located in each of the 10 Federal Aviation Administration regions; or,
(2) Provision of service to the airspace of 25 of the 50 busiest airports (as measured by annual passenger boardings).
[70 FR 19310, Apr. 13, 2005]

Title 47 published on 2013-10-01

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  • 2014-02-20; vol. 79 # 34 - Thursday, February 20, 2014
    1. 79 FR 9622 - An Inquiry Into the Commission's Policies and Rules Regarding AM Radio Service Directional Antenna Performance Verification
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      Final rule; announcement of effective date.
      47 CFR 1.30002, 1.30003, 1.30004, 73.875, 73.1675, and 73.1690, are effective February 20, 2014. Applicability date: The applicability date of the amendments to 47 CFR 1.30000, 1.30001, 22.371, 27.63, 73.45, 73.316, 73.685, 73.1692, 73.6025, and 74.1237 published November 5, 2013 (78 FR 66288) is February 20, 2014.
      47 CFR Parts 1, 22, 27, 73, and 74

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Title 47 published on 2013-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 47 CFR 22 after this date.

  • 2014-03-17; vol. 79 # 51 - Monday, March 17, 2014
    1. 79 FR 14634 - Expanding Access to Mobile Wireless Services Onboard Aircraft
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      Proposed rule; extension of comment period.
      The reply comment period for the proposed rule published January 15, 2014 (79 FR 2615), is extended. Submit reply comments on or before May 16, 2014.
      47 CFR parts 22, 24, 27, 87 and 90