Aviation Departments in Anne Arundel County, Maryland

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


Baltimore FSDO 890 Airport Park Road Glen Burnie, MD

Maryland State Aviation Administration 991 Corporate Blvd Linthicum, MD

About Anne Arundel County Aviation Departments

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

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

Maryland Aviation Department

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

Anne Arundel County Public Airport Safety

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