Montgomery County Aviation Department

Find Montgomery County Alabama aviation departments, administrations, and agencies. Aviation departments provide information on civil and private aviation, airports, airlines, flights, regulations, safety, and jobs.


Public Safety Aviation Unit Montgomery 4631 Richardson Road Montgomery AL 36108 334-242-4055


About Montgomery County Aviation Departments

Montgomery County Aviation Departments, also known as Aviation Bureaus, are charged with ensuring aviation safety, planning for sufficient airport capacity, and continuously modernizing and maintaining the integrated national aviation system in Montgomery County, AL. Aviation Departments can be found at the federal level and in each of the fifty states, including Alabama. Some Montgomery County and local governments also have Aviation Departments. They are primarily responsible for managing and operating any Montgomery County public airports in their jurisdiction if an airport authority has not yet been established.

You may contact the Aviation Bureau for questions about:
  • Montgomery County aviation policies
  • Aviation and aircraft regulations
  • Montgomery County airport data
  • FAA regulations
  • Aviation jobs and employment
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

The Federal Aviation Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, is the national Aviation Department. The FAA promotes safety by regulating Montgomery County civil aviation and by making assessments of foreign air carriers' adherence to international safety standards. The FAA operates the national air traffic control system and regulates pilot certification in the U.S. The FAA also manages the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS), which guides federal funding for capital investments in the national network of airports. This funding is distributed to eligible Montgomery County airports through the FAA's Airport Investment Program (AIP).

Alabama Aviation Department

Aviation Departments at the Alabama State level are usually part of the AL Department of Transportation. The Alabama Aviation Bureau is responsible for updating and maintaining a State Airport System Plan (SASP). These plans assess the current conditions of the airport system within Alabama and identify the future needs of the system. Alabama plans are incorporated into the FAA's NPIAS and help to determine how AIP funds are awarded. Alabama may match AIP grants to supplement capital funding to individual Montgomery County airports.

Montgomery County Public Airport Safety

Alabama Aviation Departments inspect and certify public use airports in Montgomery County and manage the process of aircraft registration in Alabama. State Aviation Departments provide educational and training programs for pilots, aircraft technicians, and aircraft inspectors. Alabama Aviation Departments also maintain and operate a small number of state-owned aircraft. These aircraft are used for Montgomery County emergency response, aerial mapping, and specialized services.