The Virginia Department of Aviation plans for the development of Virginia’s air transportation system, promotes and educates the public about aviation, and provides flight services to Commonwealth of Virginia leadership and state agencies. The Director’s Office provides timely information to the Governor, Secretary of Transportation, Virginia Aviation Board and citizens of Virginia relating to the Commonwealth’s air transportation system. It is accountable for the enforcement of aviation laws for the Commonwealth. The Airport Services Division conducts statewide aviation planning and maintains the Virginia Air Transportation System Plan. It provides financial and technical assistance to eligible airport sponsors for airport planning, environmental studies, design and construction of airport facilities, airport maintenance, and general aviation airport security. It also issues licenses to airports. The Communications and Education Division administers aviation promotion and air service development and enhancement grants for airports. It promotes aviation in Virginia through aviation awareness and education programs, speaking engagements, briefing documents, the agency website and social media sites and attendance at airport events and aviation tradeshows. It is responsible for government affairs, policy, and air service development in coordination with airport sponsors and local jurisdictions in an effort to enhance domestic and international air service, and monitors the impact of federal regulatory activity on the aviation system and serves as the legislative liaison for the agency. It also issues aircraft licenses. The Flight Operations and Safety Division is responsible for operating, maintaining and scheduling state-owned aircraft to provide safe, secure, and cost-effective transportation for all state agencies including emergency services, economic development prospects, and the Administration for the conduct of the Commonwealth’s business. It offers aviation safety programs for Virginia’s pilots in an effort to reduce the aircraft accident rate. The Finance and Administration Division is responsible for providing financial and administrative support to the Department.