The Division of Aeronautics is the aviation branch of the Illinois Department of
Transportation. There are four Bureaus within the Division.|
- The Bureau of
Airport Engineering oversees and approves the
planning, design and construction of all federally and
state assisted capital development projects at publicly
owned airports throughout Illinois.
- The Bureau of Aviation
Safety is responsible for the inspection and
certification of all airport facilities whether they be
private or publicly owned. The Bureau also registers
pilots and aircraft based in Illinois and supports the
activities of the Illinois Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.
In addition, the Bureau conducts several pilot safety
seminars, produces the Illinois Aeronautical Chart, the
Illinois Airport Directory and a bi-monthly publication
entitled "Illinois Aviation Magazine".
- The Bureau of Air
Operations provides air transport services to state
government and provides aerial assistance to law
enforcement, disaster response agencies, homeland
security, aerial photography, and engineering services.
- The Bureau of
Administrative Services oversees personnel actions
and the payment of contractors doing business with the
Division including airport construction projects within
Illinois. The Office of the Director coordinates the
activities of the Division.
Presently, there are approximately 1,125 landing facilities in Illinois that
range from O'Hare International Airport as the largest and most complex to a
small grass strip located in a farmer's back yard. In addition to airports,
there are balloon and glider ports, ultralight landing facilities, seaplane
bases and heliports.
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