Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Alabama


According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2013, general aviation in Alabama contributes over $3.1 billion to the state’s total economic output.

Aviation By the Numbers

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 7,118 pilots and 4,418 active general aviation aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Contribution of General Aviation to the US Economy in 2013, general aviation supports 19,000 jobs in Alabama, resulting in over $874 million in labor income.

Economic Impact

According to same study, general aviation in Alabama contributes over $3.1 billion to the state’s total economic output.

Alabama is home to 57 repair stations, 9 FAA-approved pilot schools, 1,501 student pilots and 1,499 flight instructors.

There are 71 fixed-base operators in the state according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 96 heliports in Alabama.

According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Alabama include Auburn University in Auburn.

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