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Economic Impact of General Aviation

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Wyoming
Airports:
32
Pilots:
1,874
Aircraft:
1,010
Jobs:
12,268
Econ Impact:
$73 Million
Notes:
Wisconsin
Airports:
119
Pilots:
9,278
Aircraft:
4,485
Jobs:
9,390
Econ Impact:
$694 Million
Notes:
West Virginia
Airports:
17
Pilots:
1,806
Aircraft:
855
Jobs:
11,000
Econ Impact:
$616 Million
Notes:
Washington
Airports:
123
Pilots:
18,753
Aircraft:
7,249
Jobs:
248,000
Econ Impact:
$3.1 Billion
Notes:
Virginia
Airports:
66
Pilots:
14,354
Aircraft:
4,451
Jobs:
5,154
Econ Impact:
$728 Million
Notes:
Vermont
Airports:
14
Pilots:
1,267
Aircraft:
545
Jobs:
11,000
Econ Impact:
$274 Million
Notes:
Utah
Airports:
46
Pilots:
7,969
Aircraft:
2,601
Jobs:
3,673
Econ Impact:
$274 Million
Notes:
Texas
Airports:
391
Pilots:
49,616
Aircraft:
18,500
Jobs:
56,000
Econ Impact:
$14.5 Billion
Notes:
Tennessee
Airports:
71
Pilots:
11,831
Aircraft:
3,993
Jobs:
163,000
Econ Impact:
$2.5 Billion
Notes:
South Carolina
Airports:
67
Pilots:
6,527
Aircraft:
2,538
Jobs:
5,167
Econ Impact:
$417 Million
Notes:
South Dakota
Airports:
65
Pilots:
2,213
Aircraft:
1,478
Jobs:
7,000
Econ Impact:
$303 Million
Notes:
Rhode Island
Airports:
8
Pilots:
979
Aircraft:
345
Jobs:
1,461
Econ Impact:
$140 Million
Notes:
Pennsylvania
Airports:
102
Pilots:
15,637
Aircraft:
5,386
Jobs:
8,548
Econ Impact:
$1.3 Billion
Notes:
Oregon
Airports:
97
Pilots:
8,718
Aircraft:
4,692
Jobs:
21,881
Econ Impact:
$1.8 Billion
Notes:
Oklahoma
Airports:
136
Pilots:
7,889
Aircraft:
3,915
Jobs:
144,000
Econ Impact:
$1.2 Billion
Notes:
Ohio
Airports:
150
Pilots:
15,586
Aircraft:
6,319
Jobs:
17,500
Econ Impact:
$1.8 Billion
Notes:
North Dakota
Airports:
81
Pilots:
3,600
Aircraft:
1,900
Jobs:
920
Econ Impact:
$131 Million
Notes:
North Carolina
Airports:
114
Pilots:
14,055
Aircraft:
5,451
Jobs:
15,460
Econ Impact:
$2 Billion
Notes:
New York
Airports:
108
Pilots:
16,267
Aircraft:
5,116
Jobs:
8,638
Econ Impact:
$1 Billion
Notes:
New Mexico
Airports:
53
Pilots:
4,562
Aircraft:
2,562
Jobs:
48,000
Econ Impact:
$761 Million
Notes:
New Jersey
Airports:
43
Pilots:
9,004
Aircraft:
2,379
Jobs:
18,000
Econ Impact:
$1.7 Billion
Notes:
New Hampshire
Airports:
25
Pilots:
3,691
Aircraft:
1,187
Jobs:
24,000
Econ Impact:
$639 Million
Notes:
Nevada
Airports:
49
Pilots:
6,811
Aircraft:
2,246
Jobs:
3,384
Econ Impact:
$275 Million
Notes:
Nebraska
Airports:
72
Pilots:
3,498
Aircraft:
2,013
Jobs:
37,000
Econ Impact:
$721 Million
Notes:
Montana
Airports:
128
Pilots:
3,822
Aircraft:
4,086
Jobs:
1,258
Econ Impact:
$117 Million
Notes:
Missouri
Airports:
115
Pilots:
9,087
Aircraft:
3,953
Jobs:
7,449
Econ Impact:
$857 Million
Notes:
Mississippi
Airports:
66
Pilots:
4,126
Aircraft:
2,037
Jobs:
3,610
Econ Impact:
$488 Million
Notes:
Minnesota
Airports:
153
Pilots:
12,478
Aircraft:
4,365
Jobs:
130,000
Econ Impact:
$2.9 Billion
Notes:
Michigan
Airports:
215
Pilots:
14,112
Aircraft:
5,663
Jobs:
167,000
Econ Impact:
$4.1 Billion
Notes:
Massachusetts
Airports:
33
Pilots:
7,968
Aircraft:
2,663
Jobs:
4,300
Econ Impact:
$443 Million
Notes:
Maryland
Airports:
33
Pilots:
7,782
Aircraft:
2,505
Jobs:
6,274
Econ Impact:
$550 Million
Notes:
Maine
Airports:
70
Pilots:
2,450
Aircraft:
1,188
Jobs:
1,500
Econ Impact:
$103 Million
Notes:
Louisiana
Airports:
62
Pilots:
5,696
Aircraft:
3,264
Jobs:
9,300
Econ Impact:
$966 Million
Notes:
Kentucky
Airports:
59
Pilots:
5,827
Aircraft:
1,934
Jobs:
93,000
Econ Impact:
$1.7 Billion
Notes:
Kansas
Airports:
130
Pilots:
6,934
Aircraft:
3,138
Jobs:
23,266
Econ Impact:
$5.4 Billion
Notes:
Iowa
Airports:
100
Pilots:
5,279
Aircraft:
3,064
Jobs:
2,257
Econ Impact:
$400 Million
Notes:
Indiana
Airports:
115
Pilots:
9,684
Aircraft:
3,675
Jobs:
32,132
Econ Impact:
$5.9 Billion
Notes:
Illinois
Airports:
98
Pilots:
14,117
Aircraft:
5,661
Jobs:
54,887
Econ Impact:
$4.4 Billion
Notes:
Idaho
Airports:
117
Pilots:
4,834
Aircraft:
2,966
Jobs:
4,096
Econ Impact:
$426 Million
Notes:
Hawaii
Airports:
15
Pilots:
3,150
Aircraft:
486
Jobs:
182,000
Econ Impact:
$412 Million
Notes:
Georgia
Airports:
98
Pilots:
18,325
Aircraft:
5,228
Jobs:
10,000
Econ Impact:
$1.2 Billion
Notes:
Florida
Airports:
106
Pilots:
52,437
Aircraft:
14,754
Jobs:
54,250
Econ Impact:
$6 Billion
Notes:
Delaware
Airports:
9
Pilots:
1,365
Aircraft:
1,885
Jobs:
15,500
Econ Impact:
$577 Million
Notes:
Connecticut
Airports:
20
Pilots:
5,182
Aircraft:
1,657
Jobs:
82,000
Econ Impact:
$2.4 Billion
Notes:
Colorado
Airports:
61
Pilots:
17,435
Aircraft:
5,412
Jobs:
256,000
Econ Impact:
$2.4 Billion
Notes:
California
Airports:
216
Pilots:
61,185
Aircraft:
29,890
Jobs:
1.1 Million
Econ Impact:
$18.2 Billion
Notes:
Arkansas
Airports:
100
Pilots:
5,048
Aircraft:
3,053
Jobs:
5,400
Econ Impact:
$494 Million
Notes:
Arizona
Airports:
79
Pilots:
18,274
Aircraft:
6,070
Jobs:
6,890
Econ Impact:
$609 million
Notes:
Alaska
Airports:
403
Pilots:
8,066
Aircraft:
5,703
Jobs:
47,000
Econ Impact:
$400 Million
Notes:
Alabama
Airports:
77
Pilots:
7,491
Aircraft:
4,763
Jobs:
73,000
Econ Impact:
$1.7 Billion
Notes:

Overview

The Alliance for Aviation Across America recently launched a wide-scale economic impact survey to outline the benefit of general aviation on businesses, local economies and communities around the nation.

This project is an ongoing, collaborative effort using the latest information available.  As such, if you have any questions or have any new data that you would like to incorporate, we would love to hear from you – please contact us at info@aviationacrossamerica.org

This survey has been co-sponsored by the following Alliance members: League of Rural Voters, Air Care Alliance, National Agricultural Aviation Association, Small Business Entrepeneurship Council, and National Association of State Aviation Officials.

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Agricultural Use

Across the United States, general aviation is a vital resource for our nation’s farms and agricultural producers.  Agricultural aviation operations ensure that our nation’s farmers continue to supply our communities with food and resources such as cotton, timber, bio-fuel ingredients, and farmers rely upon aerial application operations to survey and monitor crops, seed rice and wheat, feed fish, defoliate cotton prior to harvest, and fight forest and grassland fires.  In addition, agricultural aviation allows for the application of herbicides, insecticides and fertilizer for fruit, vegetables and grain crops.  The use of aircraft allows large areas to be covered quickly, delivering

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Law Enforcement &
Emergency Services

General aviation plays a vital role in supporting law enforcement and medical service operations throughout the United States.

Law Enforcement

General aviation aircraft allow law enforcement officers the ability to extend their field of vision,  assist those on the ground with alerts to dangers that may otherwise go unseen, conduct traffic enforcement, DUI monitoring, and, and help with search and rescue.

By far the most important attribute of these aircraft for law enforcement is their coverage range.  Aircraft can cover large distances quickly in comparison to traditional law enforcement ground units, and help with security and fire fighting missions.

According

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Latest Economic
Trends
  • Businesses and airports that rely on general aviation as well as the manufacturing industry as a whole have been hit hard by the economic downturn. There has been increasing pressure on companies and operators to scale back operations as a result of ongoing misperceptions about the value of general aviation and its importance to commerce and as a business tool.
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