FORM OF AIRCRAFT TIME-SHARE AGREEMENT
THIS AIRCRAFT TIME SHARE AGREEMENT is made and entered as of
__________________, 2001, between LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC, a Delaware
limited liability company ("Operator"), with offices at 1025 Eldorado Boulevard
Broomfield, Colorado, 80021 and ___________________________ ("User"), with an
address of ________________________________________________________.
PRELIMINARY STATEMENT. Operator agrees to provide aircraft to User on a
time sharing basis under Federal Aviation Regulation ("FAR") sections
91.501(b)(6) and (c)(1) (the "Aircraft") and User agrees to pay for such usage
upon the terms herein. The Aircraft presently owned or leased by Operator and
available for User's use are listed on the attached Schedule A. This Agreement
does not prohibit Operator, in its discretion, from increasing or decreasing the
number or type of Aircraft subject to this Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the promises, and for other good and
valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby
acknowledged, Operator and User agree as follows:
1. Consideration. Operator shall incur and pay all costs and expenses associated
with operation of the Aircraft, including all fuel, oil and other supplies
necessary for Aircraft use and maintenance, all airport charges, landing and tie
down fees, and all pilots' living expenses, food and transportation when an
Aircraft is required by User to be away from its home base of operation. User
shall reimburse Operator for the costs of fuel and pilot expenses at a fixed
rate determined by Operator to be reasonably allocable to User's use of the
Aircraft pursuant hereto. However, such share of allocable costs shall not in
any event exceed the costs permitted to be charged by Operator to User pursuant
to Section 91.501(d) of the Federal Aviation Regulations, or any successor or
replacement regulations. Operator will invoice User for expenses as incurred and
permissible under FAR SEC. 91.501 which will be due upon receipt. Payment of
reimbursement shall be made in full to Operator at 1025 Eldorado Boulevard,
Broomfield, Colorado, 80021, or as otherwise agreed by the parties.
2. Taxes. The amounts paid by User under Section 91.501(d) for Time-Sharing
agreements are subject to a Federal Excise tax as imposed under I.R.C. SEC.
4261. It is the responsibility of Operator to collect and remit the tax on the
amounts paid. The Operator is responsible for the collection and payment of all
other State or Federal taxes that may arise under this agreement.
3. Operational Control. Operator shall at all times during the use of the
Aircraft by the User be responsible for and retain full and complete operational
control of the Aircraft. Operator is responsible for providing the crew, the
physical and technical operation of the Aircraft, and the safe performance of
flights. Operator will furnish two experienced and competent pilots satisfactory
to the User on all occasions when any Aircraft is in use. Such pilots shall be
under the direction and control of Operator at all times. One of such pilots
shall be the captain of the Aircraft and at all times shall have full control of
its operations, and the judgment of such pilot as to the suitability of the
weather, terrain, mechanical condition or capacity of the Aircraft and other
similar decisions shall be conclusive. The Aircraft shall be operated in
compliance with the Operator's current aircraft operating manual.
4. Aircraft Use. Operator and User agree to use the Aircraft covered by this
Agreement in accordance with the time-share provisions contained in 91.501 of
the Federal Aviation Regulations, as well as any other applicable portions of
FAR Part 91.
5. Maintenance. Operator, at its own cost and expense, will service, maintain,
and repair the Aircraft in compliance will all maintenance standards of the
Aircraft and all requirements of FAR Part 91. Operator will also provide
suitable hangar and storage facilities for the Aircraft at its own expense.
Aircraft maintenance and inspection takes precedence over Aircraft scheduling
unless such maintenance or inspections can be safely deferred in accordance with
applicable laws and regulations and within the sound discretion of the captain.
6. Insurance. Operator, at its own expense, shall cause to be kept in full force
and effect with regard to its Aircraft, liability insurance upon the Aircraft
with limits for bodily injury and for property damage, which are satisfactory to
7. Indemnification. Operator agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold the User
harmless from any claims, suits, liabilities, losses, costs or expense for
injury to persons, or damage to property in any way arising out of the operation
of the Aircraft.
8. Term. This agreement shall be effective as of ___________, 2001, shall
continue in full force and effect for a term of one year, and shall be
automatically renewed for continuous periods of one year without re-execution.
Any party may terminate this Agreement at any time for any or no reason by
giving thirty (30) days' prior written notice to the other party of its
intention to terminate. This Agreement supersedes any prior agreements between
the parties relating to Aircraft operations and use.
9. Assignment. No party shall have the right to assign its interest or rights
hereunder, in whole or part, without the prior written consent of the other
party, except that the Operator may assign its interest hereunder to a
wholly-owned affiliate without the consent of the User.
10. Notice. Any statement, consent, or notice required or permitted by this
Agreement shall be given by mail to the party concerned at the addresses listed
above except that notice with respect to the operation or use of the Aircraft
may be given by telephone.
11. Warranties. User warrants to Operator that during the use of the Aircraft
said Aircraft shall not be used or employed, except as authorized by the Federal
Aviation Regulations. Operator warrants that each of the Aircraft listed herein
have been maintained under Part 91 of the Federal Aviation Regulations for the
twelve (12) month period immediately preceding the date of this Agreement.
12. No Carriage For Compensation or Hire. It is understood and agreed that
Operator and User shall neither sell seats to passengers or space for cargo, nor
in any manner otherwise use any of the Aircraft listed herein for the carriage
of goods or passengers for compensation or hire, and that the Aircraft is
operated within the applicable rules of Subpart D of Part 91 of the Federal
Aviation Regulations during the operation of this agreement.
13. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, all of which
when executed shall constitute an original.
14. Truth-In-Leasing Statement Under FAR 91.23.
AN EXECUTED COPY OF THIS AGREEMENT WILL BE MAILED TO THE FEDERAL AVIATION
ADMINISTRATION, FLIGHT STATNDARDS TECHNICAL DIVISION, POST OFFICE BOX 25724,
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAMHOMA 73125, WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE TIME OF EXECUTION HEREOF.
THE AIRCRAFT LISTED AND REFERENCED HEREIN HAVE BEEN MAINTAINED AND
INSPECTED UNDER FAR PART 91 FOR THE 12 MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THE DATE HEREOF.
SAID AIRCRAFT WILL BE MAINTAINED AND INSPECTED UNDER PART 91 OF THE FEDERAL
AVIATION REGULATIONS FOR OPERATIONS TO BE CONDUCTED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT DURING
THE DURATION OF THIS AGREEMENT.
OPERATOR, LOCATED AT THE ABOVE LISTED ADDRESS, IS CONSIDERED TO BE IN
OPERATIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AND UNDERSTANDS AND IS FAMILIAR WITH ITS
RESPONSIBILITIES WITH REGARD TO THE OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT UNDER THE FERDERAL
A COPY OF THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE CARRIED ON EACH AIRCRAFT AT ALL TIMES AND
SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW UPON REQUEST BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OR HIS
AN EXPLANATION OF THE FACTORS BEARING ON OPERATIONAL CONTROL AND THE
PERTINENT FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE NEAREST FAA
FLIGHT STANDARDS DISTRICT OFFICE.
OPERATOR CERTIFIES THAT IT UNDERSTANDS THE OPERATOR'S RESPONSIBILITIES FOR
COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have cause this Agreement to be
executed on their behalf by their duly authorized representatives, as of the
date first above written.
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC User:
Aircraft FAA Registration No.
Dassault Falcon Model 50 N78LT
Dassault Falcon Model 50 N56LT
Dassault Falcon Model 900 N349K