Department of Aviation

Present Duties

Oregon Department of Aviation
The Oregon Department of Aviation office is next to the Salem Airport. (Oregon State Archives Scenic Image 20090126-0167​)
The department works to provide infrastructure, financial resources and expertise to ensure a safe and efficient air transportation system. It registers airports, pilots and aircraft and is responsible for a Statewide Capital Improvement Program in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and federally funded public use airports around the state. The  department is governed by a seven-member board of directors appointed by the governor, and employs 14 staff. The Aviation Board developed the system of airports in Oregon. The board provides policy oversight for the agency and is the modal committee for the Connect Oregon program.​
Agency Website

Contact Information

Telephone: 503-378-4880
Fax: 503-373-1688
Contact: Kenji Sugahara, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator: See Contact List for Aviation​
Public Information Officer: Betty Stansbury

Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 835.100

Budget Analysis - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records & Publications​​

Records Retention Schedule - a list of the public records kept at the agency

State Archives Holdings from This Agency

The following are selected abbreviated listings from the holdings of the Oregon State Archives. Additional records may be available. These records may be viewed free of charge at the State Archives Building in Salem. Copies are available for a fee. Take the Web tour for more information about visiting or ordering copies from the Oregon State Archives.
Title: Aeronautics Radio Show Story Records
Dates: 1949
Cubic Ft.: .05
Title: Aircraft Registration Records
Dates: 1926-1949
Cubic Ft.: 1