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Airport Services Division

The Airport Services Division provides airport sponsors and managers with technical assistance on a wide range of projects and issues, including the planning, design, construction and maintenance of airport facilities.  The division manages funding programs for capital improvements, facilities and equipment, airport maintenance projects, and airport security; the General Aviation Voluntary Security Certification Program; the licensing program for public-use airports; and the registration program for private-use airports.  This division conducts statewide aviation system planning and maintains the Virginia Air Transportation System Plan. 

Photo of P. Clifford Burnette, Jr.


P. Clifford Burnette, Jr. is the Director for the Airport Services Division.  He is responsible for managing the funding programs noted above and the delivery of services to airport sponsors and managers, consultants, local governments, and others.  He can be reached at 804-236-3646, extension 63646 or

The Airport Services Division is divided into the Planning and Environmental Section, the Engineering Section , and the Security and Facilities Section and is supported by an administrative assistant.  To provide efficient service to airport sponsors and managers, staff within each section are assigned to individual airports as primary contacts.  The assignments and staff contact information are provided in the airport assignment list below.  Inquiries and concerns for specific airports should be directed to the assigned planner or engineer. 

Planning and Environmental Section

R. N. (Rusty) Harrington, Manager
(804) 236-3522, extension 63522

The Planning and Environmental Section’s responsibilities include:

Engineering Section

J. Michael Swain, Manager
(804) 236-3640, extension 63640

The Engineering Section’s responsibilities include:

Security and Facilities Section

Vernon W. Carter, Jr., Manager
(804) 236-3626, extension 63626

The Security and Facilities Section’s responsibilities include:

Grant Administrative Assistance

The administrative assistant for funding programs processes and tracks applications, grant agreements, grant amendments, reimbursement requests, and grant closures for the noted programs.  For the Airport IQ program, the assistant is responsible for assigning passwords to sponsors, managers, and consultants and for maintaining contact information in the database. 

Airport Assignment List


Airport Services Contact Information
Airport Services Division Contact Information
Burnette, Cliff 804-236-3646, ext 63646
Carter, Vernon 804-236-3626, ext. 63626
Denny, Scott 804-236-3638, ext. 63638
Harrington, Rusty 804-236-3522, ext. 63522
Hart, John 804-236-3629, ext. 63629
Jordan, Alton 804-236-3644, ext. 63644
Simmers, Susan 804-236-3627, ext. 63627
Smiley, Stephen 804-236-3627, ext. 63627
Swain, Mike 804-236-3640, ext. 63640
Weaver, Chad 804-236-3633, ext. 63633
Wells, Amy 804-236-3645, ext. 63645