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  • Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport named 2013 Airport of the Year

    April 22, 2013
    Lake Havasu City has long been recognized as one of Arizona’s premier spots for travel and tourism. The city’s airport is essential to the flourishing tourism industry, and is now being recognized for its superior service and accomplishments over the past year ...

  • Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport named 2012 Airport of the Year

    June 5, 2012
    This is a blog post about the 2012 award for Airport of the Year – an honor presented annually to an airport that accomplishes much in the areas of community relations, airport management, maintenance activities and innovative programs.

  • ADOT Aeronautics Group oversees airport pavement program, wins national award

    September 28, 2011
    Smooth takeoffs and easy landings require airport runways that are maintained and cared for … because no pilot (or passenger) wants to hit a pothole on the taxiway. But, keeping an airport’s pavement in good condition takes some vigilance – extreme temperatures, wear from heavy loads and age can all take their toll on pavement. Smaller, publicly owned airports in the state might not have the budget, or the manpower, to handle needed repairs.

  • Real World Design Challenge heads to Arizona

    September 9, 2011
    The Real World Design Challenge is coming to Arizona! This annual competition gives high school students the opportunity to tackle actual engineering challenges. The contest is just for students, but we’re all going to benefit from the skills these future innovators are learning!

  • ADOT plays role in airport development

    July 11, 2011
    Airports may not be the first thing most people think of when it comes to ADOT … but the Arizona Department of Transportation actually plays an important role in aeronautics and the development of airports across the state. Just like automobiles, all aircraft based in Arizona must be registered with MVD. Those registration fees, along with flight property, aircraft dealer licensing and aviation fuel taxes – paid by pilots and aircraft owners – go toward the state aviation fund.