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Airport Licensing and Safety

The department's airport licensing and safety staff provide technical expertise to the Pennsylvania aviation community. They also advise airport management on aviation safety, airport regulatory compliance, risk management, accident prevention programs, emergency preparedness, hazard mitigation and airport development.
Aviation safety specialists conduct routine safety inspections of all public- and private-use facilities to assess compliance with State and Federal aviation regulations.
All airports/heliports in Pennsylvania require licensing and periodic inspections by the department.
Pennsylvania does not require pilots nor aircraft owners to register with the state.