Division of Aeronautics

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Steve Young
Interim Director

"We have a real passion for aviation at the Division of Aeronautics (AERO). We are committed to doing everything we can to work in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration and local airport sponsors to provide the aviation community and the flying public the infrastructure required to safely meet their flying needs and help bring more jobs to local communities."

Mission Statement

The mission of the Division of Aeronautics is to regulate and supervise all aeronautical activity within the state. The division provides safe, efficient and reliable air transportation for Constitutional Officers, IDOT employees, and other agencies of state government. The Division of Aeronautics is responsible for coordinating and implementing programs concerning air safety, airport construction, and other aeronautical related areas in Illinois. The primary role of the division is to provide modal integrity to air transportation missions, objectives and activities within IDOT.


Structure

AERO is structurally organized into four bureaus: (1) Bureau of Administrative Services, (2) Bureau of Air Operations, (3) Bureau of Airport Engineering, and (4) Bureau of Aviation Safety. AERO regulates and supervises all aeronautical activity within the state. Empowered by the Illinois Aeronautics Act, AERO encourages, fosters and assists in the development and safety of aeronautics throughout the state, and encourages the establishment and preservation of airports and other air navigation facilities. AERO provides safe, efficient, and reliable air transportation for Illinois constitutional officers and employees of IDOT and other agencies of state government. AERO also coordinates and implements programs concerning air safety, airport construction, and other aeronautical activities across Illinois.

  
Vacant
Deputy Director
 
    Lindsay  
Vacant
Bureau Chief
Air Opertaions
   Steven Long
Acting Bureau
Chief Airport
Engineering
  
 
Linda Schumm
Bureau Chief
Aviation Safety
and Education
 Jackie Lindsay
Bureau Chief
Administrative
Services