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.

General Aviation Supports Arizona's Tourism Industry

According to the 2012 Economic Impact of Aviation in Arizona report, more than 25 percent of the out-of-state visitors who traveled to Arizona by air in 2011 did so via general aviation aircraft.

Aviation by the Numbers

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, there are 83 public-use airports in Arizona, which serve 7,240 registered aircraft. According to the FAA there are also 18,325 pilots in Arizona.

The 2012 Economic Impact of Aviation in Arizona report found that in 2011, 2.5 million visitors traveled to Arizona by 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 143 repair stations and 22 FAA-approved flight schools that host 4,103 student pilots and 3,864 flight instructors.

In addition, there are 67 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 and the Arizona Department of Transportation, flight departments in Arizona include Arizona State University in Mesa, Cochise Community College in Douglas, Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler, Prima Community College in Tucson, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University located in Prescott.

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

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