Alabama Airports Gateway to Economic Growth

What is ALDOT’s Role in
Alabama Aviation?

ALDOT serves as Alabama’s state aviation regulator and by authority of the Code of Alabama Act 2000-220, the Department has general supervision over all phases of aeronautics within the State.

ALDOT’s Aeronautics Bureau focuses on three broad programmatic areas: (1) airport system planning and development; (2) Promoting airport safety and security; and (3) inspecting and licensing airports and heliports to ensure that they meet certain minimum standards of safety and design. ALDOT serves the aviation community and the general public by assuring that aviation fuel taxes and other supplemental revenues are spent on projects that will preserve and improve Alabama’s air transportation system. Ensuring the long-term viability and safety of Alabama’s airport system is considered essential for the state’s economic growth.

General Information
Contact Info
Aeronautics Information
Airport System Map
Resources & Links Coming Soon
Aeronautics Bureau Aircraft Usage
FAA Memorandum of Understanding
Airport Development and Planning
Statewide Airport System Plan and Economic Impact Study
Airport Pavement Management
Airport Grants and Funding
Airport and Heliport Licensing
How to Construct and License an Airport
How to Construct and License a Heliport
Airport Safety Inspections
ALDOT Airport Administrative Code
ALDOT Heliport Administrative Code

For questions pertaining to Airports and Heliports contact the Aeronautics Bureau at 334.242.6820. or by email at