14 CFR 323.2 - Definitions.
As used in this part:
Certificated carrier means a direct air carrier holding authority to provide air transportation granted by the Department of Transportation (“DOT”) or the former Civil Aeronautics Board (“CAB”) in the form of a certificate of public convenience and necessity under section 41102 of the Title 49 of the United States Code (Transportation) (“the Statute”) or an all-cargo air transportation certificate to perform all-cargo air transportation under section 41103 of the Statute.
Eligible place means a place in the United States that -
(1) Was an eligible point under section 419 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 as in effect before October 1, 1988;
(2) Received scheduled air transportation at any time between January 1, 1990, and November 4, 1990; and
(3) Is not listed in Department of Transportation Orders 89-9-37 and 89-12-52 as a place ineligible for compensation under Subchapter II of Chapter 417 of the Statute. (For availability of Department of Transportation Orders, see 49 CFR part 7, subpart E and appendix A.)
Essential air service is that air transportation which the Department has found to be essential under Subchapter II of Chapter 417 of the Statute.
FAA means the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.
FAA-designated hub means any airport serving a small, medium, or large air traffic hub listed in the Department of Transportation publication, Airport Activity Statistics of Certificated Route Carriers.
Statute means Subtitle VII of Title 49 of the United States Code (Transportation).
United States includes the several States, the District of Columbia, and the several territories and possessions of the United States. State includes any of the individual entities comprising the United States.