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... 56 GLOSSARY Advisory Circular Instructions from the FAA on how to comply with federal aviation laws and regulations Air operations area Any area of the airport used or intended to be used for the landing, takeoff, or surface maneuvering of aircraft Airside The secure area of an airport, in general, the air operations area plus all parts of the terminal beyond security checkpoints, passport controls, and customs Assistance animal A generic term that lumps service dogs and emotional support animals; not an official term under ADA or other legislation Emotional support animal Animals that provide companionship, relieve loneliness, and sometimes help with depression, anxiety, and certain phobias, but do not have special training to perform tasks that assist people with disabilities Enplanement Counting of a passenger boarding of a commercial flight General aviation airport An airport that does not meet the criteria for classification as a commercial service airport may be included in the NPIAS as a general aviation airport if they account for enough activity (having usually at least 10 locally-based aircraft) and are at least 20 miles from the nearest NPIAS airport Hub A very busy commercial service airport Landside That part of an airport used for activities other than the movement of aircraft, such as vehicular access roads and parking; includes the portions of the terminal outside security (e.g., ticketing halls and baggage claim)

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