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Virginia Department of Aviation History and Mission

History of the Virginia Department of Aviation:

From 1928, through July 1, 1979, the former Virginia Division of Aeronautics was a Legislative Branch Agency under the State Corporation Commission. On that date, legislation transferred the Virginia Department of Aviation to the Executive Branch of State Government reporting directly to the Secretary of Transportation

Strategic Summary

I. Vision Statement:

The Department of Aviation will support Virginia in being an economic development leader and a gateway to the world by improving and growing Virginia's aviation system and embracing new aviation technologies.

II. Mission Statement:

The Department of Aviation's mission is to:

  • Develop an advanced aviation system that is safe, secure, and fosters economic development;
  • Build an appreciation by the public for the importance of aviation and to inspire the next generation of aviation professionals; and
  • Provide safe and highly efficient flight services for the Commonwealth's leadership and state agencies.

  • III. Values

    1.  Service -- We are proud to represent Virginia's aviation community.  Providing the highest quality service to our customers is our number one priority.
    2.  Professionalism -- We are dedicated professionals working as a team and will treat our customers and each other with courtesy and respect.
    3.  Accountability -- We recognize the obligation of staff and the agency as a whole to be responsible for the efficient delivery of services and to disclose the results of our work in a transparent manner to the citizens of the Commonwealth.
    4.  Innovation -- We inspire innovative thinking and pursue creative solutions that add value for our customers and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our organization.
    5.  Balance -- We strive for healthy life balance in our organization, encouraging community involvement, personal and professional growth, and quality personal relationships.




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