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Here to Serve

Welcome to the City of Phoenix Aviation Department! Our mission is to develop and maintain a system of airports that serves the traveling public -- locally and internationally - in a safe and efficient manner.

To accomplish this goal, we own and operate three airports in the metropolitan Phoenix area: Phoenix Sky Harbor International, Phoenix Deer Valley and Phoenix Goodyear. Together, these three airports provide air travel and services to the citizens of Phoenix and visitors alike.

It’s our duty to ensure our travelers safety and convenience. To deliver just that, we employ the latest technologies in every area of our business from Design and Maintenance of aircraft and the airport to Facilities and adherence to EPA standards on air quality.

If you are not sure what division to contact for your requirements, please see the Aviation Department Directory.


Includes the offices of the Aviation Director, Assistant Aviation Director, Personnel, Community Noise Reduction Services, Legal Services, federal and state government liaison and Environmental Services.

Business and Properties

Responsible for leases, contracts, agreements, tenant relations, airline relations, affirmative action compliance, minority /woman owned business programs (M/WBE) and Requests for Proposals/Qualifications.

Public Relations

Manages community outreach, public information, media relations, speaking engagements, the Annual International Aviation Symposium, the Navigator Program, the airport information centers in the terminals, the “Pardon our Dust” program, Connections Newsletter, production of printed material for the public, production of a 30-minute television show entitled: Destination: Phoenix Sky Harbor, events in the community including the educational booth and mascot and Web site content and feedback.

Design and Construction Services

Handles airport master planning, federal grant applications and assurances, architectural services, plans review, inspection services, signage, tenant improvements and noise abatement.

Facilities and Services

Maintains all three airports including: runways, taxiways, terminal buildings, terminal services, roads, ramps, electrical/lighting systems, plumbing systems and mechanical systems.

Fiscal Management

Handles the operating budget, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and capital improvement program financing for the department.

General Aviation

Responsible for the administration, operation, maintenance and development of the City of Phoenix's two general aviation reliever airports, Phoenix Deer Valley and Phoenix Goodyear.


Handles airside operations, landside operations, ground transportation, parking, police/fire services, and communications.


Plans, implements, supports and maintains:

These services are provided by the following teams:

City of Phoenix Aviation Department
Statement of Commitment to Customers

The Aviation Department staff fully endorses and supports the concept of equal business and employment opportunities for all individuals, regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.

The department also fully endorses, supports, and intends to comply with all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and will ensure that sexual harassment in the workplace is not tolerated. The purpose of this statement is to affirm our commitment to compliance with all ADA, Equal Employment Opportunity and Sexual Harassment requirements as outlined under the City's Administrative Regulations, including A.R.s 2.35, 2.35(A) and 2.35(B).

Furthermore, through continued training and positive reinforcement, we ensure that each member of management accepts responsibility for maintaining a positive work environment that is free of discrimination. Members of management are also responsible for removing any obstacles that limit the hiring or promotional opportunities of any person due to their race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability, or sexual orientation.

It is our firm belief that the principles of equal opportunity parallel and complement the principles of sound, effective personnel management. We fully intend to support equal employment opportunity and comply with all ADA requirements through recruitment practices, the assessment of employee potential, and the evaluation of employment needs.

The Aviation Department staff fully endorses and supports economic opportunity for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MIWBE) and will maintain the commitment to utilize the City of Phoenix Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Directory.