Aviation

Aviation is an integral part Indiana's transportation infrastructure and is vital for business, agriculture, and tourism as it is home to 117 public-use aviation facilities. Indiana's aviation mission is to encourage, foster, and assist in the development of aeronautics in this state while also encouraging the establishment of airports, landing fields, and other navigation facilities.

Hoosier airports are the lifeblood for hundreds of companies across the state, allowing them to compete in a global economy while supporting jobs and economic growth in small communities across the heartland. These public-use facilities have an economic output of more than $14 billion including actively creating or sustaining 69,000 jobs and providing for the movement of people and goods to anywhere in the world.

We would encourage you to visit these top-notch facilities to witness first-hand the dedication of these aviation professionals as they strive to make Indiana a state that works.

Instructions for Updating the Airport CIP for 2018-2022

Airport Pavement Condition Index Interactive Database

Pavement inspections are typically conducted at each airport in the Indiana State Aviation System Plan (ISASP) every three years.  This information is utilized for planning purposes to best maximize dollars spent at airports in the state and maintain pavements in the most efficient way possible.  The pavement is scored on a scale of 0-100 with 0 being failed pavement and 100 being new/excellent pavement.  Below please find the link to the website containing this inspection data.

Airport Planning Resources 

2012 Indiana State Aviation System Plan

Related Links         

Contact Information 

Marty Blake 
Aviation Manager
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 N. Senate Ave., IGCN 955
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-1487
mablake@indot.in.gov  

Michael Buening 
Chief Airport Engineer, Aviation
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 N. Senate Ave., IGCN 955 
317-232-1492
mbuening@indot.in.gov

Marcus Dial 
Aviation Planner
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 N. Senate Ave., IGCN 955
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-1494
mdial@indot.in.gov

Adam French
Airport Inspector (Public & Private), Aviation
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 N. Senate Ave., IGCN 955
317-232-1477
afrench2@indot.in.gov

James Kinder
Program Manager, Aviation
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 N. Senate Ave., IGCN 955
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-1485
jkinder2@indot.in.gov

Cora Nieman
Program Coordinator, Aviation
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 N. Senate Ave., IGCN955
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-234-0795
cnieman@indot.in.gov