The Virginia Department of Aviation is a state transportation agency that provides a range of flight and aviation communication services. The department focuses on economic development and promotes aviation awareness and education. The Virginia Department of Aviation provides financial assistance for airport development. It operates airport services, communications and education, flight operations and safety, and finance and administration divisions. Its airport services division provides technical assistance for various projects and issues, including the planning, design, construction and maintenance of airport facilities to airport sponsors and managers. The department offers state funding and aviation safety and security programs. It has a partnership with the Air Taxi Association. The Virginia Department of Aviation is located in Richmond, Va.