faaUnder Federal law, airport operators that have accepted federal grants may use airport property only for aviation-related purposes unless otherwise approved by the FAA. Compliance inspections and audits have found that some hangars intended for aircraft storage are routinely used to store non-aeronautical items such as vehicles and large household items. Non-aviation commercial businesses have also been found operating out of hangars. These uses, unless specifically authorized by the FAA, could place the airport sponsor in violation of their federal obligations.

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