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Airport Programs

The Commonwealth of Virginia maintains one of the nation's most comprehensive and advanced statewide aviation systems.  To support the continuing growth and operation of this system, the Virginia Aviation Board (VAB) has developed funding programs to assist sponsors of public-use airports with a variety of improvement activities ranging from planning to construction to promotion. 

Specialists on the Airport Services Division team manage the following programs on behalf of Virginia’s Department of Aviation:

Specialists on the Communications and Education team manage the Aviation and Airport Promotion Program and New Airline Service Incentive Fund on behalf of Virginia's Department of Aviation:

Airport Program Manual

The Virginia Department of Aviation's Airport Program Manual provides information on state aviation funding programs, the state's General Aviation Airport Voluntary Security Certification Program, and licensing of public-use airports.

Airport Program Manual August 2023 - Revision February 2024

Airport System Manager Sponsors Guide

The Airport System Manager Virginia Sponsors Guide offers information on how to submit airport projects requests, file Airport Capital Improvement Plans, and based aircraft surveys in the agency’s business application.  Text-only version of the Airport System Manager Virginia Sponsors Guide.

Commonwealth Aviation Fund Program Submission Calendars

The Commonwealth Aviation Fund Program Submission Calendars for 2023 provides submission due dates for project requests and some eligibility criteria.

Commonwealth Aviation Fund Submission Calendar Fiscal Year 2024

Electronic Payments

To sign up for or make changes to electronic payments:

To check contents of payments: