Critical Value of General Aviation
September 21, 2018
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  • There are more than 5,000 public-use airports across the U.S. that can be directly accessed by general aviation. That is more than ten times the number of airports served by scheduled airlines. This makes general aviation uniquely and more widely situated to serve the public’s transportation needs.

    These airports and general aviation are often the only option for fast, reliable, flexible air transportation to small and rural communities in every corner of the country, providing jobs, serving as a lifeline for small to mid-sized businesses, and providing critical services to remote cities and towns in time of natural disaster or crisis. In total, general aviation has a national economic impact of $219 billion annually and supports 1.1 million jobs.

    To see more about state and local economic impacts of general aviation, click here.

    To learn how general aviation helps the mining sector Nevada, click here.

    To see how general aviation supports manufacturing in Michigan, click here.