Our Vision: To be the nationally recognized voice for the public interest, states and territories on aviation and the national aviation system.


NASAO has gathered resources useful in understanding the national air transportation system and the role the states play in ensuring all Americans enjoy a safe, efficient and secure system. These documents and publications are searchable within the library and available for download.


Airports, aviation and aviation-related industries play a significant role in the economic success of American communities. Each state develops a state aviation system plan that provides a framework for the preservation and enhancement of a system of public-use airports adequate to meet current and future aviation needs of the state. Go to the State System Plan library.

Recognizing the importance of general aviation airports to the nation and the need to better define their role in the national air transportation system, FAA conducted an 18-month comprehensive study of general aviation airports across the country.  From its inception, NASAO was actively involved in this first-of-its-kind study to understand and define the roles of FA airports in communities and the air transportation system.  The results of the study are published in the report General Aviation Airports: A National Asset and available in the State System Plan Library.


Aviation has become an integral part of the U.S. economy. It is a key catalyst for economic growth and has a profound influence on the quality of life of people across the country. It integrates the world economy and promotes the exchange of people, products, investment and ideas. The library contains a variety of reports defining the economic impact of aviation for the nation, states, and communities. Go to the Economic Impact library.


The governors of more than 35 states have focused on the value and importance of general aviation to their state. Go to the State Proclamation Library.


Government Use of Aircraft: A Taxpayer Value Perspective – shows local, state and federal government use of aircraft increases operational efficiency and provides significant taxpayer value.  The study, the third in a series completed by NEXA Advisors, LLC, finds “government use of aircraft provides taxpayer value by providing public safety and security, supporting more efficient, effective government, protecting public health and welfare, facilitating economic growth, improving tax dollar efficiency, promoting good government relations, and improving compliance.”  A special thanks to all NASAO members who provided an understanding of how state governments use aircraft, including excerpts from numerous state officials who utilize government aviation in the conduct of their business.  Go to PDF.


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Whether you are a state aviation official, staff member or a Friend of NASAO, there are opportunities for you to become more involved with NASAO through participation on one of our many Committees. See a complete list of opportunities and let us know where you would like to be involved. More
NASAO is one of the most senior aviation organizations in the United States, predating even the Federal Aviation Administration’s predecessor, the Civil Aeronautics Authority. The states first established NASAO to ensure uniformity of safety measures, to standardize airport regulations and develop a truly national air transportation system responsive to local, state, and regional needs. More
NASAO holds two formal conferences each year – our Annual Convention and Trade Show, typically held in September and a Washington Legislative Conference held in the nation’s Capital during the February/March timeframe. NASAO also has a presence at EAA’s AirVenture, held each year in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in late July. Whether you are looking to attend an interesting, informative and relevant conference or would like to exhibit or sponsor an event, let us know. More
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