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The Ohio Department of Transportation
Office of Aviation

Overview
 

Office of Aviation Overview

The Ohio Office of Aviation performs a number of diverse functions to meet the needs of aviation customers. The three sections that make up the Ohio Office of Aviation are Flight Operations, Aircraft Maintenance and Aviation Programs.

The Flight Operations section supplies aircraft and pilots for missions that include transportation of state officials and ODOT employees, aerial photo work for ODOT’s Aerial Engineering Office, aerial support for the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) in their drug interdiction work, and a wide variety of specialized aerial support for Ohio’s Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), ranging from aerial application of pesticides to wildlife survey and management.

The Aircraft Maintenance section maintains the State’s diverse fleet of aircraft and has distinguished itself by being certified as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aircraft Repair Station. In addition, the Aircraft Maintenance team has been awarded the FAA’s Diamond Certificate Award for Excellence. The Aircraft Maintenance section is responsible for the operational reliability of the 24 fleet aircraft that are routinely flown 12,000 hours annually by the Office of Aviation, the Ohio Highway Patrol and the Department of Natural Resources.

Aviation Programs section responsibilities include Airport Planning, Engineering, and Grants Administration, Airport Pavement and Airport Safety Inspections, Airspace Protection, Aircraft Registration, Aviation Education Publications and Enforcement of Ohio Aviation Laws. The Aviation Programs section coordinates many of its activities in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

 

Ohio Aviation Facts

 

Ohio Airports
Public Use Airports..............................................................................157
Public Use Heliports..............................................................................13
Public Use Seaplane Landing Areas.......................................................6
Privately owned/Private use airports & heliports.................................633
 

Ohio Aircraft
FAA registered aircraft in Ohio.....................approximately 11,000
 

Ohio Pilots
FAA registered pilots in Ohio........................approximately 18,000

 

 

Economic Impact of the Ohio Airport System
 

Total Employment - 142,850 Jobs

Total Payroll - $3.2 Billion

Total Economic Impact / All Airports - $10.5 Billion

Total Economic Impact / General Aviation Airports - $1.7 Billion