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Summary of Economic Impact of General Aviation in New Mexico

Denotes general aviation airports.
Denotes general aviation heliports.

According to the 2006 Merge Global study, general aviation in New Mexico contributes $761 million to the state’s economy.


According to the New Mexico Department of Transportation Aviation Division, there are 53 public-use general aviation airports in the state. The FAA reports that New Mexico airports support 4,562 pilots and 2,562 active general aviation aircraft.


According to the 2009 New Mexico Airport System Plan Update, aviation supports more than 48,000 jobs and $1.3 billion in payroll.


According to the 2006 Merge Global study, general aviation in New Mexico contributes $761 million to the state’s economy.

According to FAA data, New Mexico is home to 23 repair stations, 7 FAA-approved pilot schools, 888 student pilots and 628 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 39 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According Helicopter Association International, there are 181 heliports in New Mexico.


"I do believe with the schools like the SAMS Academy, the dedicated aviation academy out at Double Eagle Airport, along with our university system here that we can creatively grow and foster our young folks moving forward in aviation and aerospace careers." - Bill McMillan of the New Mexico Aviation-Aerospace Association. (KRQE, October 24, 2012)


To learn more about the impact of aviation in New Mexico, visit the New Mexico Department of Transportation site.

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