The Commission is considered a lead government agency for providing support, capital improvement funding, advocacy, and promotion of Oklahoma’s airports and the aerospace industry. OAC’s mission is to promote aviation, which includes ensuring that the needs of commerce and communities across the state are met by the state’s 108 public airports that comprise the Oklahoma Airport System, and ensuring the viability of the state’s aerospace industry.
Empowered and directed to encourage, foster, and assist in the development of aviation and aerospace in this state and to encourage the establishment of airports and air navigation facilities, the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission (OAC) was formally created in 1963 by an act of the Oklahoma Legislature, succeeding the Oklahoma Aviation Commission. Since FY 2002, the Commission has invested $179 million in federal funds and $68 million of the $81 million it has received in state funds into airport infrastructure - 84% of OAC’s total revenues invested in airport infrastructure across the state. OAC is a non-appropriated agency funded directly by users of the Oklahoma Airport System through aircraft excise and fuel taxes, and aircraft registration fees. These taxes and fees generate $5 million on average annually, with 84% going directly back into airports. The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission is your resource to airport across the state of Oklahoma.