Reading Aviation Department

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

US FAA Reading 2405 Bernville Road Reading PA 19605 610-374-8039

About Reading Aviation Departments

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

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

Pennsylvania Aviation Department

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

Reading Public Airport Safety

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