Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Alabama


According to the 2020, Alabama Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study, general aviation in Alabama contributes over $2.1 billion to the state’s total economic output.

Aviation By the Numbers

According to the 2020, Alabama Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study, Alabama is home to 74 general aviation airports. FAA data reports that Alabama is home to 8,967 pilots and 4,197 registered aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2020 Alabama Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study, general aviation airports support more than 14,000 jobs in Alabama, resulting in over $678 million in total payroll.

Economic Impact

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 59 repair stations, 8 FAA-approved pilot schools, 3,241 student pilots and 1,732 flight instructors.

There are 68 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 and Community College of the Air Force in Montgomery.

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