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Aviation Division      

The Aviation Division was created in 1963 to cooperate with all public and private agencies and organizations, state, local and federal, to encourage and advance general aviation in New Mexico.

Mailing Address: 
3501 Access Rd C
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Main NMDOT: (505) 795-1401


Pedro Rael, Aviation Division Director (505) 629-5105


The Aviation Division coordinates and administers state grants for construction, development and maintenance of public use airport facilities. It also issues grants to promote air service.

Dan Moran, Finance & Administration Manager: (505) 699-5462  dan.moran@state.nm.us


The Division provides planning and technical support in developing and maintaining the State's airports and other elements of the aviation system.  The Division engages in planning for the development of a system of public use airports within the state.  This includes the development and continuous enhancement of the State's Airport System.  


Marilu Melendez, Airport Development Administrator: (505) 629-8641 marilu.melendez@state.nm.us

Tony Gilbert, Airport Development Administrator: (505) 699-1442 anthony.gilbert@state.nm.us


The Aviation Division is responsible for the registration of all aircraft based in New Mexico and for the licensing of aircraft dealers.

Mark Harris, Aircraft Registrar: (505) 629-2492 mark.harris@state.nm.us


The Division assembles and distributes to the public, information relating to aviation, landing fields, beacons and other matters pertaining to aviation.  Conducts pilot seminars dealing with safety issues, provides for the gathering and dissemination of information related to aviation safety, inspection, regulatory and compliance knowledge.  Conducts inspections of New Mexico airports on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration.

William Fitzpatrick, AS&E Administrator: (505) 469-7625  william.fitzpatrick@state.nm.us