The Office of Aviation Services was established by the Secretary of the Interior on July 1, 1973 to "Raise the safety standards, increase the efficiency, and promote the economical operation of aircraft activities in the Department of the Interior."
OAS's vision is to attain and sustain zero aircraft accidents across DOI.
The Technical Services Division is responsible for commercial aircraft services specification development, oversight of the Departmental pilot flight standardization program for DOI-owned fleet aircraft, and management and coordination of aircraft engineering needs and maintenance management.
The use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) is a new frontier for DOI with unbridled potential. OAS is responsible for the development of a comprehensive and actionable UAS strategy for the Department of the Interior.
The Interior Business Center, Acquisition Services Directorate provides centralized contracting for aircraft and related services for all Department of the Interior agencies and other Federal and State agencies upon request.
The OAS Document Library contains Policy documents such as the Departmental Manual, Operational Procedures Memoranda. Additionally Aviation Handbooks, Information Bulletins, Aviation Management System (AMS) Information, OAS Forms, Memorandum of Understanding and Safety and Tech Related Bulletins.