What is Aeronautics?

The mission of the Aeronautics Division is to promote aviation throughout the Commonwealth while establishing an efficient, integrated Airport system that will enhance Airport safety, customer service, economic development, and environmental stewardship. Read More

Aeronautics Customer Experience

The Aeronautics Division serves a range of customers, primarily aircraft owners. The aircraft registration program provides the Division with data about the aircraft located at their facilities, and about their owners. Read More

Aeronautics Safety

Each calendar year, the Aeronautics Division performs all airport inspections as directed in the (Federal Aviation Administration) FAA contract. The inspections cover the following facilities: paved and unpaved aprons, runways, taxiways, safety areas, markings and lightings, navigable airspace, navigational aids, traffic and weather indicators, fueling operations, construction safety, wildlife hazard management, airport operations, and compliance with MassDOT Aeronautics Regulations. Read More

Aeronautics System Condition

Pavement represents one of the largest capital investments in the Massachusetts aviation system and maintaining the pavement condition is important for both cost-effectiveness and safety. The Aeronautics Division monitors statewide pavement condition through the airport pavement management system (APMS). Read More

Aeronautics Budget & Capital Performance

Capital budget disbursement is the percentage of total allocated capital budget that is disbursed to contractors, vendors, etc. by the end of the fiscal year. This measure is an indicator of how well the Aeronautics Division executes its planned expenditures. Read More