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Aviation - General Information 

Missouri boasts nearly 500 aviation facilities, including both public and privately owned airports, heliports, seaplane bases, and grass landing strips. Of those, approximately 125 are publicly owned.

Thousands of pilots and those employed by the Missouri aviation industry depend on MoDOT to administer funds and oversee projects which include airport and runway construction and maintenance, and runway additions and expansions.

Millions of passengers use commercial service airports, including Lambert St. Louis International and Kansas City International as well as Springfield, Joplin, Branson, Columbia, Cape Girardeau, Kirksville and Fort Leonard Wood. More than 190,000 tons of cargo are transported by air in Missouri each year.

2014 Missouri Pavement Condition Index Study

Executive Summary (pdf)

Full Study

2012 Missouri Statewide Airports Economic Impact Study


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Multimodal Operations division of MoDOT includes the Aviation team. This team administers state and federal funding for airport maintenance and capital improvement projects. Other duties include airport safety inspections, maintaining a state airport system plan, providing airfield safety equipment and promoting aviation education.

Statutory Authority
Chapter 305 of the Missouri Revised Statutes establishes state law related to Aircraft and Airports. It also includes specific guidelines concerning MoDOT administration and eligibility for state and federal aviation grants.  http://www.moga.mo.gov/mostatutes/ChaptersIndex/chaptIndex305.html

Aviation Advisory Committee
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission formed an Aviation Advisory Committee in 1987 to advise them on aviation matters. The committee is made up of eleven members representing pilot groups, airport management, aviation education, business owners and aviation consulting firms. The committee meets regularly to discuss and is involved in state aviation legislation, airport funding, tall towers, safety and aviation education issues.


2015 International Aviation Art Contest Missouri Winners

In January, Missouri students were invited to participate in the art contest to illustrate the competition aviation events of the 2015 FAI World Air Games in Dubai, UAE. Children between the ages of 6 and 17 could participate. Entries were judged in three age classes for creative use of the theme. The Missouri winners were submitted for the international competition. For more information on the World Air Games CLICK HERE.

2015 World Air Games 1st Place_Senior Category

First Place – Senior Category

Hannah Andrews, East Carter Co R-2 School

World Air Games Art Contest Intermediate Category Winner








First Place - Intermediate Category

Ethan Wracher, Iberia R-V School. 



MoDOT Aviation Project Managers and Area Engineers
Contact Information:

Aviation Phone Number
(573) 751-2589

Fax Number
(573) 526-4709

Mailing Address
MoDOT Aviation Section
P.O. Box 270
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Delivery Address
MoDOT Aviation Section
105 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65101

E-mail MoDOT Aviation



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