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DEED Airport Infrastructure Renewal (AIR) Grants Available

The Airport Infrastructure Renewal (AIR) grant program is created to provide grants to counties, airport authorities, or cities to keep or enhance jobs in the area, increase the tax base, or expand or create new economic development.
Eligible Applicants for the Airport Infrastructure Renewal (AIR) Program are counties located outside of the metropolitan area, airport authorities, or cities located outside of the metropolitan area.
An eligible project is expected to use the grant funds for the capital costs of redevelopment of an existing facility or construction of a new facility; and for public and private infrastructure costs, including broadband infrastructure costs, necessary for an eligible airport infrastructure renewal economic development project.
Application Deadline - January 31, 2020
For full eligibility guidelines and application instructions, please see DEED's website

New Aviation Trip Planning and In-flight Tools!

AirportFinder IconThe airport directory has gone digital with both a ForeFlight Content Pack download,
as well as an interactive web map:

2019 Airport Directory ForeFlight Content Pack
Minnesota AirportFinder App

2020 Minnesota Aviation Art Contest

2020 International Art Contest Cover

"Flying Yesterday and Tomorrow"

It is time to get out your favorite artist supplies
and give free rein to your imagination to create
your work that combines the flights of the past
with the dreams of the future in this year’s “Flying
yesterday and tomorrow” art contest.

Learn more about the Minnesota MnDOT, Aeronautics 2020 Aviation Art Contest.
See the 2019 Minnesota Aviation Art Contest winners.


2020 MN Aviation Maintenance Technician
Conference – IA Renewal

2020 MN Aviation Maintenance Technician Conference-IA Renewal graphic.March 16-17, 2020
Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN
Online Registration is now available.





2020 MN AMT Conference Schedule (PDF,124 KB)