Aviation Planning is charged with planning a safe, comprehensive, accessible, and integrated statewide system of public-use airports and is responsible for the following:
Georgia DOT's Aviation Planning provide technical assistance to airport sponsors and private
entities in preparation of airport-level planning studies, including Airport Layout
Plans, obstruction surveys, environmental documents, site selection, project feasibility
and justification, and air service studies. The Department reviews and approves
airport planning studies and environmental documents for the 95 general aviation
airports on behalf of FAA as part of its participation in the FAA’s State Block
The Georgia Aviation System Plan is a statewide planning process that determines
how each airport contributes to the statewide system; identifies the system needs;
evaluates costs, surveys, studies, and standards; and prioritizes projects to meet
the goals and objectives of a safe, adequate, accessible, and viable airport system
2003 Executive Summary
The Georgia Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study quantifies the economic benefit
of the state’s 104 publicly-owned, public-use airports and determined airports contributed
more than $62.6 billion in economic benefit to the state in 2010. These airports
are essential to the state’s transportation and economic infrastructure, and support
its diversified industries of aerospace technology, manufacturing, distribution,
agriculture, and tourism. Data was gathered from on-airport businesses, capital
improvement projects, general aviation and commercial service visitors, and reported
as jobs, payroll, and total economic output.
The goal of the Airfield Pavement Management System is to provide Georgia airports,
the Department, and the FAA with pavement condition information and analytical tools
to monitor pavement performance, identify system needs, make programming decisions
for funding, and provide information for congressional and legislative decision
makers. Pavement at 103 Georgia's airports are assessed in these updates.
Aviation Planning staff conduct biennial airport inspections in accordance to Georgia
Rules and Regulations 672-9-03 and the FAA’s Airport Safety Data Program, and issue
Georgia Airport Licenses every odd year.
Rules & Regulations
Airport data, including airfield facilities and dimensions, obstructions, and
sponsor contact information, contained in the FAA's Airport/Facility Directory
and 5010-1 Form, Airport Master Record, is managed by Aviation Planning
staff. This data is essential to pilots, airport staff, and the general public
and should be current.
The FAA’s National Based Aircraft Inventory Program is an initiative to determine
accurate counts of each airport’s based aircraft by providing an annual listing
of aircraft registration, or N-numbers, by the airport to the FAA. Please note the
FAA does not make registration numbers by airport available to the public, but uses
this data in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) capital planning
and funding justification requests to US Congress. It is important to the Department,
as well, to have current and accurate data for use in internal analyses and funding
requests. More information on the program is attached and on the website.
Aviation Programs requests airport sponsors update this data annually before December
15th each year.
FAA National Based Aircraft Inventory Program