Airport Aid
​Aviation Planning​​

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 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 general aviation airports on behalf of FAA as part of its participation in the FAA’s State Block Grant Program.

Airport Layout Plan Checklist
Aviation Programs Policies & Standards Guide
FAA AC 150/5300 – 13B, Airport Design
FAA AC 150/5070-6B, Airport Master Plans
FAA Instrument Approach Procedures Request and Production Plan
FAA AC 150/5300-18b, General Guidance And Specifications For Submission Of Aeronautical Surveys To NGS: Field Data Collection and Geographic Information System (GIS) Standards
FAA White Paper: Guide to Airport Surveys
FAA Form 7460-1, Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration
FAA Form 7480, Notice of Landing Area Proposal

The Georgia aviation system is a vital transportation link and economic support system consisting of 104 publicly-owned, public-use airports. To guide the development of Georgia’s aviation system, the Aviation Programs Office is working with a team of consultants to complete a long-term planning project, better known as the Georgia Statewide Aviation System Plan (GSASP). This project will help establish a new blueprint for progressive projects within the Georgia aviation system. Individual Airport System Plan Reports can be found in the airport specific pages found here.

2018 Executive Summary

The 2020 Georgia Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study quantifies the economic impact of the state’s 103 publicly-owned, public-use airports. The study determined that airports contribute $73.7 billion in annual economic benefit to the state, and support 450,500 jobs with a total annual payroll estimated at $20 billion. The study reflects a year-long effort to investigate, study and document the economic impact of commercial and general aviation airports in Georgia. Information in the study is intended to help the public understand the importance of each local airport and the role it plays in supporting the economy of the state. Individual Airport System Plan Reports can be found in the airport specific pages found here.

Executive Summary & Fact Sheets
Overview of Study Findings and Methodology (Webinar Slides)
Statewide Executive Summary
Statewide Airport Economic Impact Fact Sheet
Georgia Airport System Fact Sheet
Economic Impact Calculator Fact Sheet
Technical Report

The Georgia Airport Pavement Management Plan provides information on pavement conditions to assist with reviewing, planning, and prioritizing pavement maintenance needs. Individual Airport System Plan Reports can be found in the airport specific pages found here.

Technical Reports & Plans
2018 Executive Summary Report
2018 Georgia Statewide Report - Volume 1
2018 Georgia Statewide Report - Volume 2
2018 Georgia Statewide Report - Volume 3
2018 Georgia Statewide Report - Volume 4
2012 Statewide Pavement System Plan​
2007 Statewide Pavement System Plan​
2002 Statewide Pavement System Plan

The Statewide Air Cargo Study was completed in 2022 to provide a comprehensive overview of the air cargo industry in Georgia. The study documents air cargo activity, forecasts air cargo demand, identifies air cargo project needs, and estimates project costs.

The Statewide Air Service Study was initiated in 2019 to review commercial air service conditions in the state and evaluate the potential establishment of programs and policies to preserve and improve air service for the state’s citizens, businesses, and visitors.

Study Documents
Executive Summary
Technical Report

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

Airport data, including airfield facilities and dimensions, obstructions, and sponsor contact information, contained in the FAA's Chart Supplement and 5010-1 Form, Airport Master Record, is managed by Aviation Planning staff and airport managers. This data is essential to pilots, airport staff, and the general public and should be current. Airport Manager Record data can be updated in ADIP

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