Montana Department of Transportation

Main Content

Public Involvement

Aeronautics Board

The Montana Aeronautics Board is a quasi-judicial board consisting of nine members, each appointed by the Governor for a four-year term.

The Board acts in an advisory capacity to the department and has statutory authority over allocation of airport development loan and grant funds and pavement preservation grant funds. The nine-members represent various facets of the industry and at least one member of the board shall be an attorney licensed to practice law in this state.

Representation

Representation includes:

  • One member of the Montana Pilots' Association;
  • One member of the Montana Chamber of Commerce;
  • One representative of the Montana Airport Management Association (MAMA);
  • One member of the Montana Association of Counties or the Montana League of Cities and Towns;
  • One person actively engaged in aviation education in this state;
  • One person representative of interstate commercial airline operators, who must at the time of appointment, be an employee or official of an interstate commercial airline operator and a resident of this state;
  • One person representing the general public;
  • One member of the Association of Montana Aerial Applicators; and
  • One person who must at the time of appointment be an active fixed base operator in this state, or an official of a fixed base operator in this state, of flying services or flying schools.

Governance

The Aeronautics Board acts in an advisory capacity to the department in matters pertaining to aeronautics. For more information, please read: