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Aviation Division

The NMDOT 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
Tel.: (505) 629-5105

Joseph Valdez, Transportation and Aviation Librarian, Special Projects Consultant and Coordinator,
josephg.valdez@state.nm.us
Tel.: (505) 660-3144

AVIATION LINKS

AVIATION DIVISION ADMINISTRATION

The NMDOT 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
Tel.: (505) 699-5462  

GRANTS-PROJECT LINKS

AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT

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

Marilu Melendez, Airport Development Administrator
Tel.: (505) 629-8641 

Tony Gilbert, Airport Development Administrator
Tel.: (505) 699-1442


AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT LINKS

AIRCRAFT REGISTRAR

The NMDOT 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
Tel.: (505) 629-2492

AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION LINKS

AVIATION SAFETY & EDUCATION

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

William Fitzpatrick, AS&E Administrator
Tel.: (505) 469-7625  

SAFETY LINKS