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AOA permits, including AOA Vehicle Access Permits, Temporary AOA Vehicle Access Permits and AOA Equipment Permits, are the means by which motor vehicles and ground handling equipment are authorized to enter and/or be on the AOA and the SIDA. Vehicles and ground handling equipment entering security gates, commonly referred to as “AOA gates,” must display valid, unexpired AOA permits or be under escort by an agent of the Airport Board, or a representative of the airlines or a tenant responsible for the AOA gate through which the vehicle or ground handling equipment is entering. All vehicles entering through an AOA gate and ground handling equipment being brought into the AOA or SIDA are subject to inspection by security personnel.
 
The fees for AOA Vehicle Access Permits and Temporary AOA Vehicle Access Permits are listed in the Schedule of Charges, as may be amended from time to time, in the Public Safety Medical Services & Charges section. You may review and/or print the current Schedule of Charges by visiting the Financials page at http://www.dfwairport.com/about/financials/index.php. You will be expected to pay the fee when the application is presented to the ACO for processing.
 
To obtain an AOA permit, complete all requested fields on the application, attach a copy of your company’s Acord Certificate of Liability Insurance as proof that your company’s insurance policy meets the Airport Board’s insurance requirements for AOA access, and then take the completed application to an authorized badge sponsor for signature before bringing the application to the ACO.

The following will help you determine which AOA permit application you need to complete:

1.Select the Air Operations Area Vehicle Access Permit Application when the following conditions apply:
 a.Your company is an airline tenant, government agency, Airport concessionaire or the Airport Board; or
 b.Your company is a contractor or vendor for an airline tenant, government agency, Airport concessionaire or the Airport Board whose contract/agreement expires on the last day of the calendar year (ex. Contract term begins on 05/15/2007 and expires on 12/31/07).
2.Select the Temporary Air Operations Area Vehicle Access Permit Application when the following condition apply:
 a.Your company is a contractor or vendor for an airline tenant, government agency, Airport concessionaire or the Airport Board whose contract/agreement expires prior to the end of the last day of the calendar year (ex. Contract term begins on 01/01/2007 and expires on 09/30/2007)
3.
Select the Air Operations Area Equipment Permit Application when the following conditions apply:
 a.
 Your company is an airline tenant, government agency, the Airport Board or an Airport Board contractor that has ground handling equipment that will remain on the AOA or SIDA and the ground handling equipment does not traverse through AOA gates after being brought into the AOA or SIDA.

Please make sure you allow two (2) to three (3) business days for application processing and permit issuance. The ACO will contact you via email or telephone when the permits are ready to be picked up.

AOA Vehicle Permit Insurance Requirements
All policies must be written through a licensed company authorized by the Texas State Board of Insurance to transact that class of insurance business in the State of Texas, with a minimum rating of ‘A-‘ ‘VII’ by A. M. Best Company. If the rating of any insurer should fall below this standard, you shall cause the policy to be replaced promptly by an acceptable insurer.

Commercial General Liability (CGL)
Limit Any One Occurrence............................................................... $ 1,000,000
CGL must be written on an "Occurrence Form."

Business Automobile Liability
Combined Single Limit for Each Accident......................................... $500,000
Coverage must apply to all vehicles (owned, non-owned, or hired) operating on our site/location, or transporting our people or property off our site.

Excess / Umbrella Liability
Air Operations Area (within air operations area)....................... $10,000,000
Coverage must apply in excess of all required primary Liability insurance, and must be at least as broad as the underlying Liability insurance.
This coverage limit may be satisfied by adding the amounts of CGL and Excess/Umbrella Liability to arrive at a total of $10,000,000. The same would be applicable for Business Auto Liability and Excess/Umbrella Liability to arrive at a total of $10,000,000.

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