Johnson County Aviation Department

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


Federal Aviation Administration Cedar Rapids 9435 Shepard Court Southwest Swisher IA 52338 319-363-2836


About Johnson County Aviation Departments

Johnson 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 Johnson County, IA. Aviation Departments can be found at the federal level and in each of the fifty states, including Iowa. Some Johnson County and local governments also have Aviation Departments. They are primarily responsible for managing and operating any Johnson County public airports in their jurisdiction if an airport authority has not yet been established.

You may contact the Aviation Bureau for questions about:
  • Johnson County aviation policies
  • Aviation and aircraft regulations
  • Johnson 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 Johnson 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 Johnson County airports through the FAA's Airport Investment Program (AIP).

Iowa Aviation Department

Aviation Departments at the Iowa State level are usually part of the IA Department of Transportation. The Iowa 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 Iowa and identify the future needs of the system. Iowa plans are incorporated into the FAA's NPIAS and help to determine how AIP funds are awarded. Iowa may match AIP grants to supplement capital funding to individual Johnson County airports.

Johnson County Public Airport Safety

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