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The New Hampshire Department of Transportation's charge is to plan, construct and maintain the best possible transportation system and State facilities in the most efficient and economical manner utilizing quality management techniques consistent with available resources and mandated controls. The Department is committed to excellence, safety, innovation and the future. The Bureau of Aeronautics works with aviation agencies at the Federal, State and local levels to preserve and promote a system of airports necessary to guarantee the future of air transportation in New Hampshire.

Tricia Lambert, Administrator
Bureau of Aeronautics

general aviation month proclamation
New Hampshire’s general aviation
airports play a critical role in supporting the state’s
access to the National Airspace System. Governor
Hassan has proclaimed March 2014 as General
Aviation Appreciation Month in order to recognize
their value to New Hampshire citizens and businesses.

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New Hampshire Aviation Facts

The NHDOT/Bureau of Aeronautics collects many statistics regarding the aviation activities it monitors and regulates. For more information NH Aviation Facts 2014

News and Events

Focus on New Hampshire Aviation
Opening Reception: Friday, December 5th, 5 - 7 PM

Exhibit continues through January 15, 2015 during regular hours of operation

A Focus on New Hampshire Aviation photography exhibit was inspired by the stories that make up New Hampshire's interesting aviation history and its bright aeronautical future. The goal of the project is to tell a photographic story about New Hampshire aviation based on the topic selected for the year. The photographs selected will be displayed in such a way as to depict the richness of New Hampshire aeronautics.

The Bureau of Aeronautics is working alongside the Aviation Museum of NH and New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) to make this an annual project and event in our state. NHIA is providing the photographers by encouraging the participating of current and past students, lead by NHIA Professor Gary Samson. The Aviation Museum of NH is providing the venue for the grand opening and reception which will be held December 5th, 2014, 5-7pm. The exhibit will then travel throughout New Hampshire, being displayed at a variety of venues in 2015:

The State Library - Concord
Daniel Webster College - Nashua
Library Arts Center - Newport
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport Terminal

New! Skyhaven Runway Rehabilitation Project Begins July 14, 2014
The Runway 15-33 Reconstruction and Extension Project at the Skyhaven Airport began on July 14th, 2014. During construction, the runway will be displaced, shortened, and occasionally closed through the summer and early fall months of 2014. Please check the Federal Aviation Administration’s Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) regularly for runway closure information. Please contact the Skyhaven Airport at 603-332-0005 or visit for additional project information.

Concord Taxiway Construction Project! Spring, Summer, and Fall 2014
This project is constructing a new taxiway (Taxiway B) parallel to Runway 12-30 and associated stub taxiways at the Concord Municipal Airport. The new taxiway will be marked, lighted and signed as part of this project. The project will also environmental mitigation for the project. The project is more than 50% complete as of July 2014!

Keene Runway Project Complete!
The Runway 02-20 Rehabilitation Project at Dillant-Hopkins Airport in Keene is now complete! The project closed out on time and under budget and has provided a beautiful new runway for the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire. Not only will this runway improve overall safety for the airport users but will also act as an attractant for new business and commerce for the region.

Berlin New Jet A Tank Installed!
This project replaced the aging Jet-A fuel facility with a new 12,000-gallon tank and associated equipment. Providing a crucial service for New Hampshire’s airport system and rescue/medical flights, Berlin Regional Airport is the only airport north of the Lakes Region and the Upper Valley that provides Jet-A.

Update on Federally Contracted Control Towers!
Current language in the proposed FAA appropriations bills proposed by the U.S. House and Senate fully funds the contract tower program at current levels for FY 2015. The House bill (H.R. 4745) and the Senate bill (S. 2438) can be found at

New 4-Year FAA Reauthorization

On February 14 2012, the President signed into law HR 658, FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. This law is the culmination of 4½ years of work to issue multi-year FAA reauthorization. The final text of the law is not yet available, however, the Conference Report that merged the House and Senate bills into one document lists the details of the final bill that was signed by the President is at Highlights of the bill include:

  • 4-year reauthorization (FY 2012 through FY 2015)
  • AIP funded at $3.35B annually
  • FAA’s share of AIP grants will be 90% for general aviation, non-hub, and small hub airports
  • grandfather clauses were added to allow some commercial service airports to keep their primary entitlement funding under certain circumstances
  • Essential Air Service has been preserved but with some modifications
  • Contract Tower Program has been preserved at $10.35M annually
  • new language has been added requiring FAA to establish a program to encourage all public-use airports to identify opportunities to increase their energy efficiency
  • no changes to the PFC caps
  • no changes to ARFF labor provisions

NH Aviation News and Events

By the Way …

AeronauticsThank you for visiting our Web site. The Bureau of Aeronautics is dedicated to the promotion of New Hampshire Airports and will be glad to include information on upcoming events or significant changes at your airports. Airport Sponsors are requested to submit pictures and a brief description of the activity. In an effort to be more effective, we welcome your feedback so please contact us with comments and suggestions. We look forward to hearing from you!

New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

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