The Patrick Administration today announced the relocation of the new Aeronautics Division, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) headquarters to the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) offices at Logan Airport.
As part of the transportation reform bill signed by the Governor in June, the Aeronautics Division replaces the current Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission (MAC) effective November 1.
MAC Executive Director Christopher Willenborg, far left, joined members of the Aeronautics staff at their new Massport headquarters.
The Aeronautics Division has jurisdiction over the Commonwealth's public use airports, private use landing areas, and seaplane bases. It certifies airports and heliports, licenses airport managers, conducts annual airport inspections, and enforces safety and security regulations.
The Aeronautics Commission to be abolished and replaced by the MassDOT Division of Aeronautics is celebrating its 70th and final year of existence in 2009.
Willenborg says that “even as we begin a new and exciting chapter in Massachusetts aviation, we take a moment to honor the dozens of men and women who served the Commission since its first meeting was held on September 11, 1939. The new MassDOT Aeronautics Division will maintain the same regulatory responsibilities and continue to fulfill MAC's mission- to promote aviation while establishing and maintaining a safe, efficient airport system to meet the current and future air transportation and economic needs of the Commonwealth.”
Learn more about MAC, as of November 1 the MassDOT Aeronautics Division, by visiting the website.
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