According to the Alabama Department of Transportation's study, Alabama Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study, general aviation in Alabama contributes over $2.1 billion to the state’s total economic output.
According to the Alabama Department of Transportation Aeronautics Bureau, Alabama is home to 77 public-use general aviation airports. FAA data reports that Alabama is home to 8,563 pilots and 4,224 registered aircraft.
According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2018, general aviation supports 14,447 jobs in Alabama, resulting in over $678 million in labor income.
According to same study, general aviation in Alabama contributes over $2.1 billion to the state’s total economic output.
According to FAA data, Alabama is home to 55 repair stations, 5 FAA-approved pilot schools, 2,863 student pilots and 1,728 flight instructors.
There are 69 fixed-base operators in the state according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 158 heliports in Alabama.
According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Alabama include Auburn University in Auburn.