Vast spans of wilderness in the last frontier separate 82% of our communities from the road system, creating a challenge totally unique to our state. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities maintains and operates the solution to that challenge through an expansive network of 235 airports. The Division of Statewide Aviation (SWA) oversees policies, procedures, and programs to develop, construct, operate, and manage those facilities in coordination with other functional groups across the department.
Of Alaska communities depend on aviation for year round access
As many pilots per capita, and 16x as many aircraft
Airports in the rural aviation system
Without our airports, the Alaskan way of life simply would not be possible. 402 Alaskan communities depend on aviation for year round access, where aircraft often take the place of cars, school buses, semitrucks, and ambulances.
With every flight that takes place, there is a team ensuring that the largest aviation system in the U.S.A. remains the safest.
Statewide Aviation shares the Alaska Department of Transportations and Facilities mission to: Keep Alaska Moving through Service and Infrastructure
For more detailed airport information, check out the Alaska Aviation System Plan (AASP) and select the Search AK Airports tab.
John R. Binder III, A.A.E serves as Deputy Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. He oversees aviation and airports for the State of Alaska, which includes Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Fairbanks International Airport, and Alaska's rural airport system.
The Deputy Commissioner's office number is (907) 269-0730.
Troy LaRue, C.M. is the Operations Manager for the Division of Statewide Aviation, directing aviation operations and planning for the State of Alaska’s rural airport system within the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.
His telephone number is (907) 269-0724.
Rebecca Douglas, C.M. is the Statewide Aviation System Planner. She manages the Alaska Aviation System Plan (AASP), the 5010 inspection program for public airports across the state, and coordinates other aviation related issues.
Her telephone number is (907) 269-0728.
Andrew Warner, C.M. is the Statewide Aviation Policy Planner. He works on aviation issues such as regulations and statute updates, NextGen ADS-B program, approach procedures and is the Alaska contact for the Essential Air Service program.
His telephone number is (907) 269-0738.
Dylan Blankenship, C.M. is the Development Specialist that provides support to the Deputy Commissioner and Division of Statewide Aviation for aviation issues, stakeholder, media, and legislative requests, and coordinates Airport Operations and Management Training Programs. His telephone number is (907) 521-7014.
Clark Cox is the Statewide Aviation Leasing Program Manager. The position supervises three Regional Leasing Offices and is responsible for the development and implementation of policy for leasing and lease lot development across the rural airport system.
His telephone number is (907) 269-0319.
For more information: Statewide Aviation Leasing Contact Us
Vickie Swain is the Aviation Leasing Chief for the Central Region office located in Anchorage. Vickie is responsible for the Airport Leasing program in the Central Region as well as 14 Southcoast Region airports in the Aleutian Chain.
Her phone number is (907) 269-0745.
For more information: Aviation Leasing Central Region Contact Us
Margaret Moody is the Aviation Leasing Chief for the Northern Region office located in Fairbanks and is responsible for the Airport Leasing program in the Northern Region.
Her phone number is (907) 451-5227.
For more information: Aviation Leasing Northern Region Contact Us
Sharyn Augustine is the Aviation Leasing Chief for the Southcoast Region office located in Juneau and is responsible for the Airport Leasing program in the Southcoast Region.
Her phone number is (907) 465-6893.
For more information: Aviation Leasing Southcoast Region Contact Us
Safety & Security Officers are located regionally across the state and are responsible for providing safe consistent methods of operating the FAA Part 139 Certificated Airports. These individuals coordinate with the FAA and TSA inspectors regarding regulatory compliance matters and provide expertise and guidance for the operation of the State of Alaska’s airport system.
Jeremy Worrall, A.A.E., ACE, located in Fairbanks, is the Airport Operations Superintendent for the Division of Statewide Aviation, overseeing airport operations and all aspects of FAA and TSA compliance for all 20 certificated airports in the State’s rural airport system.
His telephone number is (907) 451-5230.