Economic Impact of General Aviation in

Arizona


According to the 2012 Economic Impact of Aviation in Arizona report, general aviation in Arizona generates an estimated $609 million in economic activity and supports $261 million in wages and benefits annually. 

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the FAA, Arizona has 80 public-use airports, which serve 19,543 pilots and 5,909 active general aviation aircraft.

Number of Jobs

According to the 2012 Economic Impact of Aviation in Arizona report, general aviation supports 6,890 jobs in Arizona and sustains a payroll of $261 million annually.

Economic Impact

According to the same report, general aviation supports $609 million in economic activity in Arizona annually.

According to FAA data, Arizona is home to 140 repair stations, 25 FAA-approved flight schools, 4,602 student pilots and 4,103 flight instructors. In addition, there are 68 fixed-base operators in the state, according to the AC-U-KWIK directory. According to Helicopter Association International, there are 119 heliports in Arizona.

According to the University Aviation Association, flight departments in Arizona include Arizona State University in Mesa, Cochise Community College in Douglas, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.

Arizona is also home to many general aviation manufacturing companies including Honeywell Aerospace and Universal Avionics.

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